Lyon still drops points against Metz

Olympique Lyonnais 1-1 FC Metz

Goals: Lukeba (56e) for Les Gones // Traoré (58e) for garnets

Cardboard end of the year for Lyon.

Between the hassle caused by its supporters and the disappointing sporting results, Olympique Lyonnais had a good opportunity to end 2021 on a positive note this Wednesday evening. Missed, despite a clear domination (76% possession of the ball, 18 shots at 6, 13 corners at 2), the Gones conceded a new draw against Metz (1-1) and stagnate at a worrying thirteenth place in the League 1 halfway. Worrying, the word is also adequate to describe the first period of Lyon tonight, unable to make the difference against the Messins in place and deprived of a goal from the start for an offside of a few millimeters of Opa Nguette (2e).

We finally have to wait for the second half and a triple change at the break from Peter Bosz to finally witness movement, in particular thanks to a Rayan Cherki on fire and author of the corner on which Castello Lukeba slams an unstoppable header for Marc-Aurèle Caillard (1-0, 56e), the first professional goal of the nineteen-year-old kid with his training club. But as too often this season, the Gones do not manage to keep this lead and are taken back after a superb sequence full of composure from Boubacar Traoré. (1-1, 58e). Despite enormous opportunities for Moussa Dembélé (72e), Cherki (82e) et Karl Toko Camp (90e+1), Lyon drops new points while Metz can leave Groupama Stadium with a smile.

OL’s Christmas list will be very short this year: get back to winning ways.

Olympique Lyonnais (3-4-2-1): Lopes – Da Silva (Camp Toko, 46e), Boateng (Slimani, 77e), Lukeba – Gusto, Mendes, Caqueret (Guimarães, 46e), Emerson – Paquetá (Cherki, 46e), Aouar – Dembélé. Coach: Peter Bosz.

FC Metz (3-4-2-1): Caillard – Bronn, Kouyaté, Jemerson – Centonze, Maïga, Traoré, Delaine (M’Bengue, 74e) – from Préville (Tchimbembé, 90e+2), Boulaya – Nguette (Niane, 70e). Coach: Frédéric Antonetti.

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