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French Ligue 1Marseille vs Lyon: Les Gones take three points in the Olympico to...

Marseille vs Lyon: Les Gones take three points in the Olympico to mathematically stay in the hunt for Europe, depriving OM’s UCL spot

Marseille vs Lyon
Ligue 1
Stade Vélodrome

The 120th instalment of the Choc des Olympiques took place on Sunday at the Stade Vélodrome. The contest was closely fought in the first half with neither team being able to create chances and hence it ended goallessly.

The second half, however, saw the visitors making the most of their chances in the final third. The clinical attack helped them seal the 0-3 result through goals from Lukeba, Dembele and Toko Ekambi.

Following the contest, the hosts of the fixture, stay in second place, three points clear of Rennes. Their opponents meanwhile are 7th in the league, five points behind 5th place Nice.

Marseille vs Lyon: Match report

Full time score: Marseille 0-3 Lyon

Olympique de Marseille: Lopez – Lirola, Saliba, Caleta-Car, Kolasinac (Guendouzi, 62′) – Kamara, Gueye (Harit, 75′), Gerson (Rongier, 86′) – Ünder (Dieng, 62′), Milik (Bakambu, 86′), Payet (cap). Manager: Jorge Sampaoli.

Bookings: Lopez (56′), Gueye (71′)

Olympique Lyonnais: Lopes – Gusto, Boateng (Ndombele, 69′), Lukeba, Emerson – Mendes, Aouar (Faivre, 83′) – Barcola (Tetê, 69′), Paqueta (Henrique, 90′), Toko Ekambi (Reine-Adélaïde, 90′), – Dembele. Manager: Peter Bosz.

Goals: Lukeba (55′), Dembele (76′), Toko Ekambi (88′).

Booking: OM. Dembele (60′).

Post match reaction

Olympique de Marseille President Jean-Michel Aulas: It is a great victory which also is cause for modesty. In a few weeks, we went from a tough situation to having hope. The players had an exceptional match. It fills us with happiness. The season has been difficult. These are good players and a very good coach. It will be difficult to get into Europe but if we know how to continue at this pace, we can still have hope. This allows us to move forward and we will do as much. The squad has become aware of its qualities and what’s at stake for the club as an institution. We must continue to believe in ourselves. I am confident for the future.

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