What you must remember :
Even empty, the Pierre-Mauroy enclosure wanted to live up to the event on Sunday evening, for this shock of the 9th day of Ligue 1. Between the two teams, on paper, the most exciting of this season excluding PSG . And with these great night clothes – the northern club broadcast pre-recorded fan songs to bring extra soul – the LOSC aspired to remain undefeated in L1, against Lyonnais who had no longer known defeat. for a month and a half (two wins and three draws).
Impressive since the start of the season, Christophe Galtier’s players have again delivered a convincing score. Served by an omnipresent Burak Yilmaz (see elsewhere), a very good Jonathan Bamba opened the scoring with a delicious rolled shot from the right (23rd, 1-0). But unfortunately for the Northerners, Zeki Çelik from an unhappy CSC (41st, 1-1) despite himself offered the equalizer to the players of Rudi Garcia, back in Lille where he coached for five seasons.
Lille laid siege to the opposing surface, facing Lyonnais outnumbered for almost a period – exclusion of Marcelo (50th) – but who held the draw (1-1) to the end thanks to a heroic defensive block , and a decisive Anthony Lopes (26th, 61st, 69th). The LOSC (2nd), who lost their captain José Fonte hit in the eye, let Paris slip away alone in the lead with two points ahead, but remains the only team still unbeaten. For the Rhone (6th), too rarely dangerous, this unexpected point allows them to return to four units of the podium.
The player: Burak Yilmaz, definitely a good move
While Jonathan David, the most expensive recruit in LOSC history, is still slow to unlock his counter in L1, Burak Yilmaz is like a fish in water in the North. The experienced Turkish striker, 35, is definitely one of the biggest successes of the summer transfer window in France. Already the author of four goals this season in the Championship and an assist, the robust center-forward has delivered one more to Bamba (4 goals and 2 assists also) on the opener. His mammoth strike was then released by Anthony Lopes (26th).
The athletic presence of the Turkish brawler was beneficial for Lille, as much in front as a pivot, as behind to suck the balls of the head on the opposing set pieces. And with wisps like Jonathan Ikoné and Jonathan Bamba around him, his use is improved in the Lille 4-4-2.
The number: 8
Lille have not lost against OL since November 18, 2016 (0-1 at home), eight games. During this period, the Northerners have won four times for four draws against the Lyonnais.
Article original de: www.leparisien.fr