If he won in Monaco (3-2) this Sunday, Olympique Lyonnais took three red cards (Maxence Caqueret, Mattia De Sciglio, Marcelo) and lost Jason Denayer to injury. Memphis Depay is also suspended for the next meeting, Saturday against Lorient (5 p.m.).
The Lyonnais would have liked to keep only the victory as a memory of this mathematically perfect Sunday evening, which saw them win in Monaco (3-2). But they will surely drag this success like a ball until the end of the season, since they lost four players during the evening, while there are still three days of Ligue 1 to play.
Denayer hit in the ankle
The first warning sign of this slaughter on the Lyon side was the premature exit of Jason Denayer, in the 29th minute of the match. The Lyon defender, replaced by Sinaly Diomandé, seemed to be suffering from his ankle, which does not bode well for his end of the season, when he had already missed the last two games of his team.
OL then faced a shower of red cards. First, that of Maxence Caqueret (70th), for second yellow card, after a sole on Aurélien Tchouaméni. Then those of Marcelo and Mattia De Sciglio, drawn after the match by Clément Turpin, following the general fight between the two teams. These three players should therefore be suspended for the next Lyon match, against Lorient (Saturday, 5 p.m.).
Memphis suspended for accumulation of cardboard boxes
Against the Hakes, the Gones will also have to do without Memphis Depay. The Dutch striker will be suspended for accumulation of yellow cards (three in ten games), after a warning received again against Monaco, but this time in the Coupe de France (April 21). To these absences could be added those of Djamel Benlamri, Islam Slimani and Melvin Bard, all absent this weekend for injury or illness.
Rudi Garcia will therefore face a headache next weekend, since he is deprived of both his captain (Depay), one of his most fit players (Caqueret) and the entirety of his defense this Sunday (De Sciglio-Denayer-Marcelo). The obligatory turnover should allow Sinaly Diomandé or Cenk Özkacar to benefit from playing time at the back. Author of the winning goal against Monaco, Rayan Cherki necessarily scored points to replace Memphis, while Houssem Aouar or Bruno Guimaraes should supplant Caqueret.