After a frustrating setback to go to Lisbon (2-1) – because of a goalkeeper Anthony Lopes' defeat – Lyon set things up by dominating Benfica (3-1) on Tuesday (November 5th), and is set in the right path towards qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Rudi Garcia's players quickly opened the scoring with young Danish defender Joachim Andersen (4e). After a superb work by Aouar, Memphis Depay (33e), already a double scorer in Ligue 1 this weekend, went on to add his fourth goal in four games of C1. Bertrand Traoré, much discussed, responded by scoring the third goal (89e).
"I am satisfied with the result because we had to recover the points lost in Benfica that we could eliminate by winning. The Leipzig result at Zenit (2-0 win) can open the doors to qualifying for the next match », congratulated Rudi Garcia, the Lyon coach. In terms of accounting, he can indeed rub his hands with seven units, his team is second in a group G affordable two lengths of Leipzig and distance especially three and four points Zenit St. Petersburg and Benfica.
When we know the recent situation of the club Rhone, between the dismissal of the former coach, Sylvinho, and the catastrophic September without victory, Garcia will not be accused of lack of ambition if his club finishes the pools with the second place .