Sport Lyon blows up Sochaux
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Lyon 5-2 Sochaux Goals: Benlamri (8th), Cornet (10th), Cherki (45th and 87th) and Denayer (77th) for OL // Bédia (41st and 56th) for Sochaux.
Goal festival at Groupama Stadium.
For the first confrontation between Lyon and Sochaux in seven years, OL presented themselves with a reworked eleven and eight starters put to rest to face a Sochaux team undefeated for five games in Ligue 2.
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No problem for OL, which decided to quickly take control of the match. After two alerts signed Cherki (5th) and Aouar (7th), it was Benlamri who headed a corner from Cornet (1-0, 8th), scoring his first goal in the Lyon colors, before his servant did not imitate him a few moments later with the knee, on a cross from De Sciglio (2-0, 10th). The Lyonnais have their foot on the ball and dominate without forcing their talent against an opposing block too easily pierced. But the Sochaliens do not abdicate, even after the exit on stretcher of Steve Ambri (34th), replaced by Bedia, who reduced the gap on the first big opportunity of the Lion Cubs (2-1, 41st). The start of the rebellion quickly stopped by the Gones who took to the sea a few minutes later through Cherki, at the conclusion of a superb collective action (3-1, 45th).
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The Rhone residents are also very close to scoring the fourth goal after returning from the locker room, but neither Cornet, from a center which ends its race on the post (47th), nor Cherki (48th) fail to kill the match. A boon for the Yellow and Blue who surprise the opposing defense a second time with an action similar to the first goal, Soumaré throwing in the back of the defenders Bedia who offers himself a double (3-2, 56th). What to instill doubt in less serene Lyonnais despite the opportunities of Slimani (58th) and Cherki (69th). But the visitors are too little dangerous, apart from a long shot from Bédia (70th) and are again punished on a corner from Cherki taken over by the head by Denayer (4-2, 77th), who came into play less than eight minutes more early. A goal that mentally kills their opponents, while Cherki is responsible for concluding this fireworks display on an offering from Slimani (5-2, 87th).
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Lyon (4-3-3): Pollersbeck - De Sciglio (Dubois, 86th), Diomandé, Benlamri (Denayer, 69th), Bard (Toko Ekambi, 74th) - Guimarães (Mendes, 74th), Paqueta, Aouar (Caqueret, 86th) - Cherki, Slimani, Cornet. Coach: Rudi Garcia.
Sochaux (4-2-3-1): Jeannin - Paye, Martial (Lopy, 70th), Diedhiou, Ndour (Mbakata, 70th) - Kaabouni, Weissbeck - Thioune (Daham, 70th), Soumaré, Ourega (Virginius, 57th) ) - Ambri (Bédia, 34th). Coach: Omar Daf.
Benzema, a gigantic performance .
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