Lyon went into this year’s season with plenty to prove, after the French giants finished last season in a disappointing eighth place.
The white shirt had the opening dream against Ajaccio, leading 2-0 after 22 minutes.
It looked like it would be a comfortable win for Leon, but then Anthony Lopez lost his head.
The Lyon goalkeeper completely misjudged a ball in the back room, cutting off Ajaccio striker Monem El Idrissi.
The referee did not hesitate for a moment, and received a penalty kick and a red card.
– It seemed too bright for Lyon, but then there is the involvement of a headless from Lyon goalkeeper. It’s really rocking right there, says Direktesport commentator Robin Haugen.
Lyon controlled the match until Lopez was sent off, which affected the course of the match.
What seemed like a real party to Leon may now be more difficult than they thought.
Lopez looked visibly impressed as he left the field.
Kenny Tite put Lyon ahead with a superb finish after being released by Alexandre Lacazette.
Ten minutes later Lacazette did it himself and doubled Lyon’s lead with a penalty kick. It was the 130th goal of the Lacazette with Lyon.
– Of course Alexandre Lacazette scored in his first game after six years, Haugen cheered after scoring.
Thomas Mangani was reduced after Lopez missed a penalty, and received a red card in the process.
Shortly before the end of the first half, Romain Hammoume received his second yellow card, and the two teams tied again.
Lyon regained control of the match after the red card and dominated the victory.
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