UEL Matchday 3 reactions

UEFA Europa League
20/10/2017

Olympique Lyonnais boss Bruno Genesio said his side deserved to beat a combative Everton side in Thursday's UEFA Europa League game while OM counterpart Rudi Garcia saw encouraging signs from his team's win.

Thursday, 19 October, 2017

UEFA Europa League, Matchday 3

Everton FC 1-2 Olympique Lyonnais

Bruno Genesio (Lyon coach): "It was a real European match, a real English game with a lot of long balls and intensity in challenges. We deserved to win because we weathered the Everton storm after they equalised. We sat back a bit before half-time, we were a little bit dug in in front of our goal due to long balls. We broke out two or three times, and could have done better to improve our lead before they equalised.

OGC Nice 1-3 S.S. Lazio

Lucien Favre (Nice coach): "We played a very good first half with a lot of possession and calm. We defended well. Until it went 2-1, it was OK. We didn't have time to catch breath after we went in front. We had barely sat down and it was 1-1. It would have been better to stay at 1-0. Right now, we're paying dearly for everything. Of course it's hard for everyone. We can't play the match over again. We have to work and put right what needs to be corrected."

Olympique de Marseille 2-1 Vitoria SC

Rudi Garcia (Marseille coach): "It would have been perfect if we hadn't conceded a goal. Our first part of the first half was quite mediocre without a big change in rhythm. We dozed a little, didn't go forward much or accelerate, but afterwards we let ourselves go and we had 65 minutes at a very high level that allowed us to get the three points."

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