Olympique Lyonnais won a precious victory on the Montpellier pitch this Sunday, during the 21st day of Ligue 1 (1-2). After being behind, Les Gones won thanks to Alexandre Lacazette and Maxence Caqueret. A success which allows them to move away a little from the red zone.
A big breath of fresh air. Olympique Lyonnais enjoyed a valuable success on the Montpellier pitch this Sunday, during the 21st day of Ligue 1 (1-2). Long pushed around by their hosts, the Gones managed to find the resources to turn the match around at La Mosson. The MHSC had however opened the scoring with a header from Arnaud Nordin, well served by Issiaga Sylla (23rd).
But Michel Der Zakarian’s players did not manage to double the lead, despite a clear domination, an excellent Téji Savanier and a host of clear chances. Symbol of this clumsiness, Akor Adams still experienced a lot of waste in his attempts. The Nigerian striker, who has not scored in L1 since his double against Toulouse at the end of October (3-0), was even taken aback by his supporters.
After resisting numerous offensives from the Héraultais, the Lyonnais managed to equalize thanks to an individual action from Alexandre Lacazette, who deceived Benjamin Lecomte from a very tight angle (74th). Maxence Caqueret then snatched victory with a superb sequence. After inheriting the ball at the edge of the area, the OL midfielder sent a powerful strike under the bar (82nd). His first goal of the season, celebrated with the entire bench and staff.
The superb sequence of Caqueret
After beating OM last Sunday in the league (1-0) and taking out Lille on Wednesday in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France (2-1), Les Gones followed up with a third success in a week. A great day for Pierre Sage’s players (despite Corentin Tolisso’s injury exit before the break), who went to share their joy with their supporters at the final whistle. This victory in Montpellier allows the Rhone club to gain some air in the standings.
The Lyonnais are now 13th, three points ahead of Lorient, who occupy the play-off place. An improvement that the teammates of Saïd Benrahma, discreet for his first start, will try to confirm against Nice, Friday at Groupama Stadium (9 p.m.). The MHSC, 15th (tied with the Merlus) and in great danger, will host Metz next Sunday (3 p.m.).