Reims already on the attack
But a flag is raised for Ito’s offside.
Here we go for the second half!
The kick-off was given and Reims began.
At the end of the first 45 minutes of play, Reims leads Lyon (1-0), thanks to a goal by Zimbabwean midfielder Marshall Munetsi (45+1).
Reims takes advantage!!!! (1-0)
After a cross from Ito from the right, Munetsi, completely alone at the near post, catapults the ball with his head under the crossbar!
There will be additional time…
…but only for a minute, minimum.
Daramy stays on the ground
In the area, on the right, Daramy collapses, hit in the face, while he was in contact with Alvero…
Tolisso is countered
At the entrance to the area, after a Tagliafico serve, Tolisso took advantage of his opportunity from the left, but it was blocked by Foket.
Another yellow card
For a foul on Cherki, Abdelhamid is cautioned.
These things are not an opportunity.
From a distance, after a free kick, Matusiwa shoots from the left, but goes wide.
First yellow card issued
For a big foul on Teuma, Alvero receives a yellow card. The first of this meeting.
Lyon’s new attempt
On the edge of the area, Cherki shoots from the right, but De Smet counterattacks.
De Smet called for order
Big mistake by De Smet on Kumbedi. The referee calls him to order and surely will not hesitate to show the card next time.
Reims 2-3 Lyon
This is the record for shootings, for the moment.
Kumbedi lets himself be fooled
Kumbedi is served on the right. He then crossed into the area, but was offside.
Possession of the ball is for…
Reims, with 52% compared to 48% for Lyon.
After a cross from the right, Munetsi, at the near post, headed but went wide.
This doesn’t fit!
After a magnificent ball from Teuma, Ito is served in the area. He lunges and tries his luck with his right foot, but his ball flies away!
Diomandé tries to hit
After a high ball recovery, Diomandé advances towards the goal, before striking hard with his right foot. But Diouf is on the trajectory and grabs the ball in two steps.
More fear than harm for Baldé
The Lyonnais got up and the match can resume.
Baldé is on the ground in the area.
After a moment of hesitation, the Reims defense managed to break free. But Baldé remained on the ground…
Reims tries to react
The Rémois are trying to get their foot on the ball, but at the moment they are finding it difficult to create danger.
Alvero takes responsibility
Alvero shows his power and puts himself in the middle again. His long-range shot from his right forced Diouf to dart quickly to his right, before grabbing the ball in two steps.
Baldé shows himself
After a cross from the right, Baldé, at the near post, dives and tries to head the ball, but the ball slides too far.
Tolisso’s first goal
In the area, Tolisso shoots from the left, but Foket counterattacks.
Here we go for the first period!
The kick-off was given and Lyon began.
A rival for Teuma?
Since the start of this Ligue 1 season, Reims’ top scorer is Maltese midfielder Teddy Teuma (30 years old), author of three goals and two assists. For its part, Lyon scored three goals thanks to three different scorers: French striker Alexandre Lacazette (32 years old), Argentine defender Nicolás Tagliafico (31 years old) and French midfielder Corentin Tolisso (29 years old).
Lyon, to earn a place
For its part, Lyon (two draws, four defeats) is last (but sixteenth out) with two points, the worst attack (three goals scored) and eleven goals conceded. A victory and the club would no longer be the last.
Reims, a good opportunity to play in the ranking
In the Ligue 1 standings, Reims (three wins, one draw, two losses) is fifth (but thirteenth at home) with ten points, the third best attack, tied with Nantes (eleven goals scored) and eight conceded. A victory and the club would return to second place.
Lyon, the taste for travel to be rediscovered
Lyon’s last away victory dates back to April 28. It was, in Ligue 1, on the Strasbourg grass (1-2). Since then, the club has made five new trips, with a record of draws without forgetting four defeats.
Lyon, a first victory to look for
Since the start of this new Ligue 1 season, Lyon has yet to win a single game. Their balance is, at the moment, two draws and also and above all four defeats.
Reims, a haunt to preserve
This season, Reims has only played two home games in Ligue 1, so far. On August 20, the club started with a victory against Clermont (2-0). Before falling, on September 17, against Brest (1-2).
Reims, a series to build
During his last three Ligue 1 games, Reims has only won once, also a draw and a defeat. A victory that dates back to last Tuesday, at Lille’s field (1-2), during the sixth matchday.
The awakening of Lyon?
The last confrontation between both teams dates back to May 27. On matchday 37 of Ligue 1, Lyon beat Reims (3-0)thanks to the goals of Reims’ Ivorian defender Emmanuel Agbadou against his team (2nd), of French forward Alexandre Lacazette (9th) and of French midfielder Maxence Caqueret (82nd).
A five-man defense, four changes… Lyon’s starting eleven
Compared to the last start and the defeat last Saturday, on the Brest grass (1-0) last Saturday, Fabio Grosso (Lyon) makes four changes in their starting lineup. The Ivorian midfielder Paul Akouokou (25), injured, the Ghanaian striker Ernest Nuamah (19), substitute, the Portuguese midfielder Diego Moreira (19), substitute, and the French striker Alexandre Lacazette (32 years old), suspended, are replaced by the Irish defender Jake O’Brien (22 years old), French forward Skelly Alvero (21 years old), French forward Rayan Cherki (20 years old) and Bisaoguinean forward Mama Baldé (27 years old).
A 5-3-2 system: A. Lopes (c) – Kumbedi, Mata, Diamond, O’Brien, Tagliafico – Alvero, Caqueret, Tolisso – Cherki, M. Balde.
Substitutes: Riou (g), Henrique, Sarr, Lepenant, Maitland-Niles, Jeffinho, Kadewere, Moreira, Nuamah.
Absent: Akouokou, El Arouch, Lacazette and Lovren.
An unchanged eleven… The starting eleven of Reims
Compared to the last match, Will Still (Reims) makes no changes. It is exactly the same starting eleven that won against Lille (1-2) last Tuesday, during the sixth matchday of Ligue 1.
A 4-3-3 system: Y. Diouf – Foket, Okumu, Abdelhamid (c), De Smet – Munetzi, Matusiwa, Teuma – Ito, Daramy, Nakamura.
Substitutes: Olliero (g), Agbadou, Atangana Edoa, Deacon, I. Diakite, O. Diakite, Khadra, Richardson, Salama.
Absent: Busi and Wilson-Esbrand.
The Reims eleven
Diouf – Foket, Okumu, Abdelhamid, De Smet – Matusiwa, Munetsi – Ito, Teuma, Nakamura, Daramy
The OL lineup, with a change of system and O’Brien’s great debut in defense
Lopes – Kumbedi, Mata, Diamond, O’Brien, Tagliafico – Alvero, Caqueret, Tolisso – Cherki, Balde.
François Letexier with the whistle
At the Auguste-Delaune stadium in Reims, the match referee will be François Letexier.
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