Beaten this Saturday by Montpellier (1-2) during the 25th day of Ligue 1, OL also lost one of its executives: Marcelo. The Brazilian came out with a left ankle injury. A tile while Rudi Garcia had barely recovered Jason Denayer in defense.
Barely back in full, the central defense of OL has just lost a new frame on Saturday against Montpellier (1-2). Holder alongside Sinaly Diomandé, Marcelo injured his left ankle and had to give up his place in the 26th minute of the duel against the Hérault. The Brazilian has been replaced by Djamel Benlamri.
“Hopefully it’s not bad (for Marcelo), said Rudi Garcia at a press conference, before welcoming the entry of the Algerian international. Djamel had played three days ago, (he) was in the rhythm , he came back well. We had a slightly new-look hinge, which held its place in the second half, we do not lose because of that in any case “.
Against Montpellier, Marcelo played his 23rd Ligue 1 match out of 25 possible, all as a holder. He had only been suspended for the derby against Saint-Étienne in November (2-1) and the victory against Lens (3-2) on January 6.
Picked cold by a header from Téji Savanier (20th), OL managed to come back thanks to Lucas Paqueta (45th + 1). But Elye Wahi took advantage of a hazardous outing by Anthony Lopes to offer victory to Hérault (66th), at the end of a “night without” Lyonnais side according to Rudi Garcia.
Lyon lost Marcelo when Rudi Garcia finally got Jason Denayer back. The Belgian central defender returned to the squad this weekend after two weeks of absence and a right thigh injury.
Against Montpellier, he did not leave the bench but the ex-Manchester City player returns at the right time for the final sprint of Ligue 1 while Sinaly Diomandé has just made four consecutive starts.