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Shrunk by West Ham in the Europa League quarter-final second leg after the first-leg draw, Olympique left Lyonnais C3 through the back door. Logically: The English were already leading 2-0 at half-time, and even three goals from the 48thand Minute…

Lyon 0-3 West Ham

Goals: Dawson (38and), rice (44and) and Bowen (48and)

The calendar only shows mid-April and spring has only just begun, but yet… Olympique Lyonnais’ sad 2021-2022 season obviously ended this Thursday evening. And in a very, very ugly way. At the final whistle of this OL West Ham the Rhone faces were not lying as they were closed. In the Europa League quarter-final second leg, the Gones were gobbled up by Englishmen much stronger than them, conceding three tremors of the net without making them vibrate. A caning that follows the first-leg draw and is therefore apparently tantamount to being eliminated for tenth in Ligue 1, fell league (ten points off the podium, five in fifth) and was sentenced to a new practice with zero Title. The European epic will be shorter than expected.

An English rise and two pawns in six minutes

Fifth minute of play at Groupama Stadium. Obviously very long-legged provoked and drawn Toko Ekambi. Unfortunately, his rocket is bounced back by Areola’s mail, and Gusto is unable to complete the rebound. The turning point? Perhaps. Because the rest promises to be cruel for the Lyonnaiss, who dominate at the beginning of the game (high pressing, penalty rejected by the VAR for a ball touched with the elbow by Coufal…). After a first chance for Bowen, whose curling missed, West Ham scored twice in quick succession as half-time approached: first thanks to a Dawson header from a corner, then a Rice shot deflected off the edge by Lukeba became area. And so OL is already two goals behind before the break, the ticket for the last four of the C3 is torn up instead of composted.

Completed after returning from the dressing room

Hopes, which therefore become a nightmare and which, despite two substitutions by Bosz during the break (arrivals by Paquetá and Tetê, departures by Ndombele and Faivre), are completely dashed as soon as the dressing room returns: fornals, who lost the ball in midfield, finds the excellent Bowen, betraying the unfortunate Pollersbeck (keeper in Lopes’ absence, injured). 0-3, the party’s over for the locals even if it never really started. The encounter then slowly loses its intensity. Between a relaxed team that had qualified and another that had retired, the game logically ended in a friendly despite a reaction from Lyon. Dembélé, for example, tries to reduce the goal, but his volley goes wide of the frame. Just like Tetê, whose inside foot finds the small net when Toko Ekambi crosses. It is then Areola who intervenes in front of Gusto, launched in an unsuccessful personal exploit. For his part, Dawson reigns in his defense. He and his partners will watch the Europa League semifinals against Eintracht Frankfurt, unlike their opponents who didn’t deserve it anyway.Lyon (4-2-3-1): Pollersbeck – Gusto, Denayer (Queen Adelaide, 88and), Lukeba, Emerson-Mendes, Ndombele (Paquetá, 46and) – Faivre (head, 46and), Aouar (Barcola, 71and), Toko Ekambi – Dembélé. Coaches : Bosch.

West Ham (4-3-3): Areola – Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Johnson – Souček, Reis (Benrahma, 90and), Fornals – Bowen, Antonio (Yarmolenko, 84and), Lanzini (Edel, 77and). Coaches : Means.

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