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OL Secures Comeback Win in Thrilling Fashion Over Brest

OL Secures Comeback Win in Thrilling Fashion Over Brest

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Publish on 04/14 at 23:30 - E. RAZO


Olympique Lyonnais secured a thrilling 4-3 come-from-behind win over Stade Brestois on Sunday night at Groupama Stadium.

Brest had 11 total shots in the first half, but Lyon opened the scoring after Corentin Tolisso found the back of the net in the 18th minute. The home side went into halftime with a 1-0 lead that wouldn't last long in the second half. 

Les Pirates scored three unanswered goals in the final 45 minutes, with Steve Mounié notching the first one in the 60th minute to equalize the score. Brest would take a 2-1 lead on a goal from Romain Del Castillo in the 64th minute and then three minutes later, the 28-year-old recorded a brace. 

Even though Éric Roy and his team had a 3-1 advantage, the game was far from over. Les Gones scored two unanswered goals, the first of which was courtesy of an Alexandre Lacazette goal in the 70th minute. Nine minutes later, Nicolás Tagliafico leveled the scoring at 3-3 for a thrilling second half.

As the match drew to a close, things got heated when Tagliafico and Pierre Lees-Melou each received their second yellow card in the 86th minute. This led to both players being shown red cards, leaving the two teams with only ten players to finish the contest.

OL received a penalty kick opportunity in the second half stoppage time after Marco Bizot committed a foul on Lacazette that was called following a VAR review. Lacazette was forced off with an injury, so it was Ainsley Maitland-Niles who took the penalty kick shot and converted to give Lyon a 4-3 lead and the victory.

The win puts Pierre Sage and his team in seventh place, trailing fifth-place OGC Nice by three points. With five games left in their Ligue 1 schedule, Lyon are now part of the race for a European competition next season.


Even with the loss, Brest remain in second place, but by the slimmest of margins, as only one point separate them from Monaco. LOSC Lille isn't far behind either as Les Dogues trail Brest by four points. 

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