The first setback for Olympique de Lyon arrived. So difficult to fight for high levels. With no luck facing the goal, the team led by a Memphis Depay, exhausted by their commitments to national teams, did not go from a draw to zero in Bordeaux. He deserved more, especially in a second half where Aouar revolutionized the game. But without the sauce of soccer there are no triumphs.
The first part will not exactly go down in the history of the French league. Hardly any shots on goal and few clear chances to score. Equality settled in the Matmut Atlantique Stadium and they did not want to leave. Lyon came out better but Girondins perfectly annulled the attacking trident led by a Depay who did not touch too much ball. It was when he received the Dutchman that the feeling of danger increased.
Caqueret's game distribution or Dubois's boarding schools on the right were hardly salvageable, although at the time of placing a center they were neither right nor willing . The first half ended in a zero draw. Normal seen what has been seen on the pitch.
With another march, Lyon came out onto the pitch in the second half. It was Memphis Depay who first tried with a cross that hit Sabaly's arms but they were too close. It was not a penalty. Rudi García's team won meters but the problem was always the same. Touching the area and getting nervous . Nobody was able to give a point of calm and make the best decision. Chances were being lost.
Problems accumulated when Guimaraes and Dembélé left the field in bad ways to give entry to Mendes and Aouar. The forward did not even sit on the bench. He went to the dressing room straight away. The game, finally, broke down and the Girondins did not give their arm to twist. Lyon's defensive fragility almost cost them a scare with a lateral center that no one finished by a miracle.
The chances began to come more clearly and Mendes had it with a shot from the edge that silenced the few fans who sat in the stands of the Bordeaux stadium. The reality is that, angry apart from Dembélé, Aouar changed the party. He has that special gift. In fact, he had the best of the whole game.
A waste of class that falls in love. Iniesta-style croquette inside the area and the slipping shot sent him to the post. That work of art deserved a better ending. It was the last that gave the shock because the last ten minutes reigned fear. The point undoubtedly tasted better for the Girondins. Lyon ran dry.