Europa League: Corrected by West Ham, OL stalled in quarter-finals

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Lyon will miss the Europa League last four, a week after their first leg draw (1-1), in a quarter-final return (3-0) by West Ham this Thursday. A huge disappointment for Les Goons, who had made the competition their main objective.

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There will be no new European semi-finals for OL. Goons was knocked out by West Ham in the quarter-finals of C3 in the Champions League last four in 2010 and 2020, and the Europa League in 2017. After a disappointing first leg (1-1) draw, where they played in numerical superiority for half-time, they sank this Thursday on their return to the Gruppa Stadium (3-0). A terrifying scenario when he had made this competition his main objective, his lifeline to find the Champions League next season. But the tenth in Ligue 1 lasted only half an hour compared to the sixth in the Premier League.

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Effective at dominating and suppressing, Lyon made a decent start in front of their home visitors, as did Karl Toko Ekambi’s attempt which failed on the sum of Alphonse Arriola (5th). For thirty minutes, the hammers were denied balloons, unable to get out of Lyon’s waters. But the Goons didn’t (or could) know this speed anymore. And Jarrod Bowen’s recovery, passed right next to Julian Polarsbeck’s goals, sent Holder the first shiver into the stands (24th) in the absence of Anthony Lopes (injured). Less sharp, the OL slowly retracted, and finally became a surprise in two steps.

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Lyon nil in the second half

For the first time on a set piece, the strong point yet to be recognized by the British. On a return corner, veteran Craig Dawson rose to keep his eccentric (38th). Deccan Rice took a swift 2-0 lead. Whose starting price was set at over €100 million by its leaders, he took advantage of a full-axis dismissal from Emerson and broke through with a shot from the right at the entrance to the field (44th). A double knockout. And triple knockout even after returning from the locker room. Ideally found by Fornals, again, and helped well by the inaction of the Lyon defence, Bowen winded down his team (48th) even more. On the contrary, Bose’s coaching would not have changed anything.

Not even admission for the break of Lucas Paqueta, announced the package on Wednesday, but finally thanks to a last-minute negative test for the coronavirus. We had to wait for the hour mark for Moussa Dembele to finally reveal herself to be dangerous (64th) during the second period, during which OL gave the impression of having mentally let go, no longer believing in it. Only Malo Gusto would have hired Arriola from the mine on the right (70th). Insufficient to doubt David Moyes’s West Ham, who will face Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-finals, Barca’s surprise executioner. For the OL, with plenty of whistling in the final whistle, he has to move on quickly. Trying to save what can still be saved in this decidedly difficult season.

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