Ligue 1: held in check by Toulouse, OL can no longer win

It only took two minutes and a goal for OL to show their best at Groupama Stadium this Friday evening, but it was largely a trompe l’oeil impression. An hour later, the promoted had returned to height and finally, the players of Bosz left the lawn under the boos of their supporters.

Lyon did not give themselves the expected respite by failing to beat Toulouse. Improved compared to the team out of ideas from Lens on Sunday (1-0), the formation of Peter Bosz did not however end a big month of failure.

Aware of the urgency, the Dutch coach, in the hot seat, had made four changes in his starting lineup compared to Lens: Henrique, Diomandé, Caqueret and Cherki had given way to Gusto, Lukeba, Tolisso and Dembele.

While OL went two games without scoring, Tetê set the tone without delay, converting an axial pass from Lacazette into a goal, although Keben helped Keben who deceived his goalkeeper, Dupé, by diverting the ball in spite of himself (1 -0, 2nd). After which, Toko Ekambi (12th), Lacazette (23rd) lost their duel against Dupé, who multiplied the timely interventions last night.

Tolisso’s strong words

However, after hitting the bar by Spierings (43rd) and the post by Ratao (62nd), Toulouse managed to equalize, Ratao scoring with a cross shot from inside the box (1-1, 67th).

Subsequently, Bosz’s players tried quite a bit, notably by Reine-Adelaide author of two repelled shots (74th, 75th) and a header just wide (89th), but fell back into a form of powerlessness to destabilize the ‘opposing team. “I saw a very bad first half. It was better then, analyzes the Lyonnais coach at the microphone of Prime Video who did not want to give any clue to his ever more uncertain future. This draw is not a good result. We are very disappointed. »

Returning to OL in the summer of 2022, Alexandre Lacazette did not wish to comment on the future of the Batavian technician. “I want to win games. It’s not up to me to decide whether he stays or not, he says. There are a lot of discussions behind the doors. We must not think that we are doing nothing, we are doing our best to fix the situation. We will continue to work and move our ass. »

Sunday in eight, the Lyonnais will not have the easy part against Rennes at Roazhon Park. And until then, the week does not promise to be the most serene. “After having chained 4 defeats, we wanted to bounce back, analyzes Corentin Tolisso, the Rhone midfielder. We talked a lot this week. We worked well in training, I promise you. We are trying to raise the bar. We started well almost too well. Much more is needed. We are OL. We have to be much better. Tonight what we have done is very insufficient. We all have to question ourselves. »


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