Perseverance wins the victory Lens defeated Lyon (1-0) thanks to a second period that was of high quality. This happened at the end 9th day in Ligue 1. The joy of the artesian team was made possible by Florian Sotoca’s penalty. With 21 points remaining, it has the best record at this stage of Ligue 1. OL is suffering a fourth consecutive loss. This is a first since 1991. The crisis is on the horizon.
Even though it came down to one detail at the end, Thiago Mendes’ unfortunate hand in his box, it was the winning team that showed the most desire and logically won. Florian Sotoca was admirable for his dedication throughout the game and took on his responsibility to convert the saving penalty (1-0; 82nd). He scored his sixth goal of this season, and the sixth for Felix Bollaert.
Lyon, offensive nothingness
After a match that saw 21 attempts, which included a post by Jimmy Cabot (75th), this was a just reward. Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes is the author of five saves. This delay has been long. He was also the only Lyonnais player at the expected level. Because of his intensity, nobody really responded to him once the intensity increased in the second period.
Les Gones had created an illusion just before the break. With a deflected Lacazette strike, Les Gones got the first chance of the match. This was an attempt to conceal the misery of OL’s overall performance, which only took four shots and none from within the box. It is very poor. It’s very poor. More than ever, Coach Peter Bosz could be in serious danger.
Tete (Lyon), in a duel against Deiver Machado, (Lens), Sunday, October 2, 2022. / Ligue 1.