Lyon come back to score and have time to take advantage of their numerical superiority

Lopes decisive on corner

Nice getaway for Dawson.

OL are a bit more active with the ball

It’s hard against the 10 Hammers, but we have to keep bidding and be more technically fair.

It’s streaking time

We don’t see it, but the game freezes and the camera doesn’t move.


And it is still Tetê who is decisive, who eliminates and crosses in front of the goal. Areola pushes back into Ndombele’s feet. 1-1!

Toko Ekambi and Tetê enter

Faivre, transparent, and Boateng, catastrophically, give way. Mendes and Aouar each go down a notch.

Lopes bothers Antonio!

And it was necessary when OL conceded another block and the center of Bowen was nearly taken over by the West Ham striker.

Ndombele sends a beautiful half volley from far

But it sits a little too much on the outside of the foot and it leaks out of the frame. In any case, the atmosphere is boiling, except on the sofa in Lyon, which seems to have been extinguished.


The stadium explodes! But this goal is given: the first counter comes from a missed shot by Paqueta who had no reason to fire, then Gusto misses his recovery and it ultimately benefits Bowen whose shot is deflected out of Lopes’ range! 1-0!

Attack-defense at the start of the second period

OL is, as expected, in the opposite camp. It will be necessary to outperform centers to disrupt the English defense a priori.

Here we go again !

A half-time substitution: Johnson’s side replaces Benrahma, the most prominent Londoner after all.

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It’s the break! 0-0!

Moyes is shown a yellow card for being angry at Cresswell’s eviction. West Ham will indeed finish at 10 to 11, and OL must take advantage of this to make the difference! The first period was well managed by the Lyonnais, even if there was a lack of pace in the last third and you have to be careful on the counterattacks.

Emerson’s free kick is deflected for a corner through the wall

So much the better, it wasn’t shot very well. The angle doesn’t do anything either.


Dembélé is launched into the deep by Aouar and hooked by the London defender for the surface!

Benrahma is on his feet today

The winger makes Gusto dizzy, even if the OL block had time to come back. The Algerian is one of the biggest dangers for West Ham right now, with Antonio holding the ball well in the middle.

Emerson may be rushing too much to counterattack from afar

But he had partners. We will be happy with the corner kick we got after a deviation from the defender, especially as the Italian was shooting with his right foot.

Head to head between Emerson and Fredericks

It only takes a second for them to be separated, after a major intervention from the Hammer.

Boateng stays on the ground

There is probably experience in that too, as he missed the ball completely on clearance and hit Benrahma.

OL suffer more and more

Especially the long balls of Fornals disrupt the block quickly.

Rice crushes his shot too much after a low angle

It could still have been dangerous as the ball goes over the busy surface, but Lopes calmly catches.

Ndombele tries the shot from a distance

It misses the point, but it is a solution to unblock the situation.

Gusto considers himself the most advanced Lyonnais

And a good twenty meters, after a very fast climb. The side finally looks up and has to stop to wait for his teammates.

Controversial action on Aouar

The VAR does not intervene, but there has been a collision in the area.

OL are still good at it

It just lacks a little something up front, where Dembélé is not always technically inspired, and not always followed sufficiently.

It’s racing!

OL besieged the other area, but all Antonio needs is a long ball to get into an attack situation within seconds. Lukeba pulls off an impeccable tackle!


Benrahma takes a deep launch and comes out of the race with perfect control. Gusto prevents him from refocusing and forces the Algerian to strike from a tight corner that is well repelled by Lopes.

Good start to the match in Lyon

We feel the European experience as the game takes place almost exclusively in the hammer camp.


Emerson fakes the cross and shifts Paqueta. The center in withdrawal of the Brazilian is taken over by Dembélé. It passes, maybe countered by Zouma, but there are six yards.

Aouar also misses his cross from the left

But the Lyonnais begin to deploy their troops, with Paqueta in the middle and Dembélé in support.

Center too long from Gusto

This is the first action where OL manages to get the ball to the ground.

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Let’s go !

Kick-off at the London Stadium!

The players are on the lawn

The anthem of the Europa League is less poignant than that of the Champions League (and there are no words to it), but we can feel the tension for this very big game.

The bubbles flew away

It was time for the West Ham anthem, after an LED show in an already very warm atmosphere. OL will need their European experience.

West Ham has been waiting for European quarter-finals for 41 years

And it feels in the atmosphere! In 1981, the London club was eliminated from the Cup Cup by Dinamo Tbilisi (USSR), who beat FC Carl Zeiss Iena (RDA) in the final. vintage.

OL with Paqueta and Dembele

The composition of OL:

Lopes – Gusto, Boateng, Lukeba, Emerson – Aouar, Thiago Mendes, Ndombele, Faivre – Lucas Paqueta, M. Dembélé


Pollersbeck, Bonnevie, Denayer, Toko Ekambi, Kadewere, Henrique, Dubois, Tetê, Da Silva, Reine-Adélaïde, B.Barcola

West Ham line-up:

Areola – Fredericks, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell – Soucek, Rice, Fornals – Bowen, Antonio, Benrahma


Fabianski, Randolph, Coufal, Yarmolenko, Vlasic, Noble, I.Diop, Masuaku, Johnson, Kral, Alese, Perkins

Back to OL’s X Factor?

Brazilian Tetê, a surprise recruit from Ukrainian club Donetsk, has already played his first minutes in Ligue 1 against Angers. In fact, the 22-year-old winger scored the winning goal in the closing seconds against SCO.

A successful entry that arouses great expectations in Lyon, but also caution from Peter Bosz. Tetê can get a few more minutes on the field against West Ham this Thursday Europa League

Bosz’s secrets about his playing philosophy

Peter Bosz arrived at OL at the start of the season and the team is really starting to show the Dutch technician after some complicated months. Still battling for Europe in Ligue 1, Lyon also dreams of getting as far as possible in the Europa League. A ticket to the last four goes through a good game on Thursday. That’s great, Peter Bosz wants to see his players play attacking, attractive and dominant football, he explained in an interview for RMC Sport.

“It is always the result that is most important. But I am convinced that we can achieve both,” said the Lyon boss. You can win in a way that is offensive, attractive and dominant. It is possible, but it is not easy. If you play with a lot of space behind your back, it’s not easy and it plays differently. Clubs like Barca, Manchester City or Liverpool play like that these days and I like seeing clubs like that.”

Good morning all,

From 9 p.m. OL challenged West Ham at the London Stadium in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Europa League. Porto’s previous round runner, the Rhone club is not lacking in ambition against sixth in the Premier League.

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