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Ligue 1: Lyon Back on the Podium Defeating Nimes 2-0

For the opening day of the tenth day of Ligue 1, Olympique Lyonnais beat Nîmes 2-0 on Friday night with goals from Moussa Dembélé and Memphis Depay.

Lyon was sometimes rough, but by defeating Nîmes (2-0) Friday opening the 10th day of Ligue 1, the teammates of Memphis Depay, scorer, finally found the taste of victory, as well as the podium.

After three successive matches without success in all competitions, including a rout at the Paris-SG (5-0), OL was relaunched at the right time, four days to go to Hoffenheim in the Champions League.

It was Moussa Dembélé (24) and Depay (90) who allowed Lyon to temporarily climb to third place, when Nîmes, who has not won since August 19, slipped to 16th.

The former Celtic striker gave OL the lead by scoring closely after Marcelo’s deep pass.

This is his third goal of the season, after his double in Dijon (3-0) on 26 September.

Previously, Dembélé, marked by his failures in the Champions League against Shakthar Donetsk, October 2 (2-2), had already created a great opportunity, from the outset but his shot went over despite a good position (3).

This failure again illustrated the difficulties of OL, including private Nabil Fekir, injured, and Lucas Tousart, suspended, to convert his opportunities.

Thus, goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni nîmois interposed on an attempt by Houssem Aouar (9) and a recovery of the head of Dembélé still him (20) while Memphis Depay missed the frame of accuracy (10).

Ineffective offensive

The Dutch, in lack of confidence despite two good performance with the Netherlands during the international break against Germany and Belgium, also missed a great chance in the second half on an attempt to dive after an attack against (54 ).




He nevertheless released his team at the very end of the game after a confused action in the surface (90). This is only the second time that Memphis has scored this season in the Championship.Previously, Dembélé had also failed to score 2-0 by shooting side (68) as Martin Terrier (79).

But beyond their offensive inefficiency, Lyon have also posted many approximations in the defensive replacement and remained to the end under the threat of an equalization of Crocodiles.

For the Nîmes could well have enjoyed opportunities deserve to be converted on which the goalkeeper Anthony Lopes intervened in going out ahead Denis Bouanga (13), then turning a foot shot Sada Thioub (15).

Finally, an attempt by Teji Savanier, diverted by Marcelo touched the post (40).

After half-time, Clément Depres missed the frame just (58) as Rachid Alioui (63) while Lopes stopped a shot Theo Valls (72), actions reflecting both the difficulties of Lyon to master their case that the Nîmes’ desire to produce the game.

It was the Gardois who shot the most (23 shots against 13).

Tuesday, against the Germans of Hoffenheim, the OL will have to display more rigor and cohesion to hope to obtain a good result.

Results of the 10th day of Ligue 1 football:
– Friday: Lyon – Nîmes 2 – 0. Goals: Lyon 2 Dembele (24), Depay (90)
– Saturday at 5pm Paris SG – Amiens;
– Saturday at 8 pm Caen – Guingamp; Dijon – Lille; Nantes – Toulouse; Strasbourg – Monaco; Reims – Angers
– Sunday at 5pm Montpellier – Bordeaux; at 5 pm, Saint-Etienne – Rennes; at 9pm,  Nice – Marseille

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