OL are full of confidence against Inter in a friendly

Faced with a Lyon defense that was never very calm during this summer preparation, it was feared that the Milanese duo Lukaku-Martinez would raise the storm. But it first blew on the other side of the field, this Saturday evening in Cesena, as OL managed a consistent performance against Inter Milan in their last preparation match of the off-season (2- 2). The first period was for Peter Bosz’s men, very aggressive in pressing and inspired offensively like Tetê, dangerous on several occasions (14th, 42nd).

The opener came from a one-two between Paqueta and Lacazette, the former centering perfectly for the header of the latter (1-0, 31′). The duo looked for each other a lot and showed a promising complementarity. Cherki’s entry was also successful: the young Lyon striker replaced Tetê at the break and very quickly scored from close range (2-0, 49th), coming out of an action led by Paqueta and Lacazette.

And even if the Italians then returned to the match with wear and tear, thanks to two very fine moves concluded by Lukaku (2-1, 51st) and Barella (2-2, 65th), and that Lopes made some decisive saves , this game should give the Lyonnais a lot of confidence. The latter had a response in a very committed opposition (5 warnings in the first period!) and could have scored more goals through the bluffing Gusto (post, 41st) or the incoming Dembélé (bar, 78th). If it retains this state of mind, Peter Bosz’s team is ready for the resumption of Ligue 1 and the reception of Ajaccio next Friday.


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