the people of Lyon are mad with rage!

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An Olympico is not played, it is won. Whether in Lyon or Marseille, the shock of the 32nd day of Ligue 1 was very important this Sunday evening. For the Phocaeans, a success was mandatory to recover second place and believe in qualifying for the Champions League. For the Gones, it was absolutely necessary to win to stay in touch in the race for qualification for the European Cup. What was out of reach a few weeks ago has become possible thanks to a good run in the league and also the defeats of direct opponents like Rennes.

If everything was not always perfect in the game, OL managed a series of seven L1 games without defeat. Indeed, the last defeat of the Rhodaniens in the league dated from February 17 (defeat 2 to 1 in Auxerre). Since then, Laurent Blanc’s men have managed to chain 4 wins and 3 draws (1 defeat during this period in the Coupe de France against Nantes, editor’s note). Seventh with 50 points before kick-off, Lyon could catch up with Rennes (53 points, defeat to Montpellier) and LOSC (56 points, draw against Auxerre).

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Lovren gets loose

But the Lyonnais lost 2 to 1. A defeat with a bitter taste, especially since the two Marseille goals were scored following errors by OL, in particular the second which was a CSC by Malo Gusto. After the meeting, disappointment reigned in the Lyon camp. But not only. There was also rage. In the mixed zone, Alexandre Lacazette confided: “ there is a lot of disappointment tonight. Afterwards, I think they had a lot of chances. Without a great Anthony Lopes, we lose the game. But it’s infuriating to think that we lose him like that. We could have done better, been more dangerous. At times, we got into their game. We lost easy balls. On a mistake at the end, we get punished “.

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He added : “It’s a season where you learn a lot with young players. OM’s first goal? It’s a misunderstanding between Diomandé and me. I knew that OM liked to defend forward. I wanted to create a counter-call. It’s probably my fault, because he didn’t have enough momentum. I also take it for myself, I should have paid attention to its positioning. Dejan Lovren was much more critical than his teammate. “It’s crap. We can’t say we deserve a point, but we gave the balls, we gave the goals at the last minute, we gave them the three points, regretted the Croatian after the match. We did everything well in the second half. Lacazette scored, we came back, there are still 30 seconds left. It’s little things, mistakes that we make, it’s a shame.

White is very disappointed

Laurent Blanc also struggled after this setback, as he admitted on Premium Video. “The disappointment of the result is predominant. Afterwards we will have time to watch the match, but the score will be the same. I’m very disappointed for my players because they played the match we expected against a good Marseille team which gave us problems in the second half. In the first half, we contained them well and I think we gave them a lot of problems. But in this kind of matches, it does not matter much. On the first and second goal of Marseille, there are things to say. We’re going to say it because we’re used to watching it on video and we’re going to hurt ourselves again on Tuesday when we see the goals we conceded.”

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He then added: “There are players who are effective in the box, Alex (Lacazette) or Alexis Sanchez, but to get there in the box you must not make mistakes. Afterwards, if we help the opponent to go into the box… there are things to improve and perfect (…) At half-time, we are 1-0 because we concede a ridiculous goal, but it It’s like that and you have to refocus to equalize and that’s exactly what we did. Unfortunately, the goal we were supposed to score, with the action of Malo, they score it ten seconds from the end. A massive blow for Lyon, which will have to make far fewer mistakes at the end of the season to hope to grab a European place.

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