Zapping target! football club OL: The full list of Les Gones
On paper, the operation is not bad for OL ahead of the quarter-finals of the Europa League first leg next Thursday. But the scenario of last night’s first leg may lead to some regret… Led after Jarrod Bowen’s opener on the return from the break, OL equalized via Tanguy Ndombele (1)1) and everything will therefore be played in Groupama Stadium (9 p.m.). † This parity score is difficult for Peter Bosz to take.
“We should have won, because we played 11 against 10, that’s for sure. And especially after the first period, which we dominated well, the OL coach complained at a press conference. We didn’t get many chances, but we were dominant, brave and did a good job. At the beginning of the second half we conceded a stupid goal, but we reacted well to score. We played against a very good team and we should have taken advantage (from the numerical advantage, editors note). We haven’t done enough yet and have to finish the job next week. †
Boateng still not reassuring
Speaking to the press, Anthony Lopes also regretted this goal conceded by OL after the break. “We conceded a goal that I think is a bit of a professional mistake,” the Lyon goalkeeper estimated. The important thing is that we reacted well from behind, even if we could have scored a second and come back with a more positive result than this one. We have mastered our craft well. We were exposed to a few counter-attacks, but it was a very serious game, with a lot of satisfaction in the mood and the game.
Jérôme Boateng, for his part, does not continue to reassure the OL defense. “In great effort, he never radiated the calm that Bosz expects from him, analyzes L’Équipe. Only during the week does he bring nervousness to the group and during matches, shivers of fear in his teammates. Yesterday, the former Bayern Munich player never took the raise alone as he knows how to do it. Worse, he seemed constantly on his heels at opposing calls. OL were calmer when they left (63rd). With Jason Denayer’s return, will Bosz risk fielding him again? The question will arise very soon. †
💥 It’s over, Lyon win a draw in London. The Lyonnais had room to do better, playing 11 against 10 throughout the second period.
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Peter Bosz was somewhat disappointed with the draw that was brought from London on Thursday against West Ham in the quarter-finals of the Europa League (1-1). The OL coach was not really alone in this case: Anthony Lopes followed him.