Deprived of their top scorer Alexandre Lacazette, OL failed to capitalize on their chances against Lorient on Sunday afternoon (0-0).
Orphan of its top scorer, Olympique Lyonnais disappointed its supporters on Sunday afternoon at Groupama Stadium against FC Lorient. Despite clear chances from Cherki, Barcola and even Tolisso, OL failed to materialize their slight domination. One man was missing for Laurent Blanc to win the victory against Les Merlus, it is of course Alexandre Lacazette, the man with 14 goals in Ligue 1 since the start of the season. “With a match like this where you don’t materialize, you immediately think of Alex. We will try to get it back as soon as possible.” Laurent Blanc also admitted after the match, as if to admit that OL were an almost ordinary team without their best player and captain. In its edition of the day, Le Progrès confirms the trend and draws up a frightening observation on this harmless OL in the absence of Alexandre Lacazette.
OL totally orphaned by Lacazette
“Sunday, the shadow of the captain hovered over Décines, where the Lyon team would have needed the services of their home striker to shake the nets of Lorient (0-0). Four days before the big trip to Lille, Laurent Blanc hopes to see him return as soon as possible. With Alexandre Lacazette on the field, Sunday’s meeting against Lorient (0-0) would certainly have had a better fate (0-0). Although rigorous, the Breton defense was not infallible, and the large number of clear situations that OL were able to obtain (17 shots, 5 on target) demonstrated this. notes Le Progrès, which also points out that the departures of Tetê and Toko-Ekambi weigh heavily in the balance of Lyon’s goals. And for good reason, the Brazilian had scored six goals in Ligue 1 this season while the Cameroonian had found the net four times. On the contrary, Cherki, Sarr or Barcola without counting Dembélé failed to take over from Alexandre Lacazette, whose presence is more essential than ever at OL.