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OL secures crucial victory against Clermont in unexpected Europe fight

In the unexpected fight for Europe, OL traveled to Clermont this Sunday afternoon.

It is clear that the Lyonnais had to have a good game in Auvergne, but also monitor the results of Marseille against Lorient and Rennes against Lens. Three will be competing for a prestigious 7th place, and OL could even dream of moving up to 6th if a win combined with a loss to Lens.

At the beginning, Pierre Sage have decided to leave their six players on the bench under threat of suspension for the Coupe de France final, starting with Alasdair Lacazette.

Under the eyes of the John Textor, Lyon set his rhythm despite the lack of officials. But Ryan Cherki it was as always on another stream and A gift orb it was off the mark. in terms of Malick Fofanaif he’s bursting through defenses that have 90 minutes at his feet, he’ll have more trouble when he faces them from the kick-off.

OL quickly declined and then succumbed to Clermont’s attacks until half-time.

And although the second period began under the same umbrella, Orel Mangala score against the run of play in the 53rd minute. Belgium took back a cross from Rayan Cherki and cheated Mory Diaw (0-1).

VAR allowed five minutes later a penalty which was agreed to be cancelled Maxence Caqueret in the Lyon area.

Despite good chances for both teams, the score remained there.

The win allowed OL to keep their 7th place, tied on points with Lens, 6th, and with the threat of Marseille still at their back.

Clermont was officially relegated to Ligue 2.

The Ligue 1 season ends next Sunday at home to Strasbourg. In the meantime, OL will have decided the result of Marseille’s late match which will be played on Wednesday in Reims.

Clermont-Olympique Lyonnais 0-1 (0-0)
Warnings : Orban (62′) and Mata (89′) for Lyon.
Ax : Mangala (53′) for Lyon

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2024-05-13 00:13:49
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