Goal Scored by Lacazette
OL's victory was sealed with a goal from Alexandre Lacazette in the 37th minute. A successful duel with Meïté led to a close-range slide tackle goal following Nuamah's well-timed assist from the left. This much-anticipated goal followed early attempts from Harit, which were effectively blocked by OL's goalkeeper, Lopes.
Lyon at the Half
Lyon walked off the pitch at halftime with a deserved lead over a reticent Marseille. While OL's Nuamah tried and failed to extend the lead in the 54th minute, it didn't dampen their determination.
Marseille Fights Back
A flicker of danger came from Marseille in the 69th minute. A flurry of activity in OL's penalty area saw Ounahi and Moumbagna trying to break the deadlock but to no avail. Aubameyang almost levelled the score, but his chip shot over Lopes was deflected by Matland-Niles, preserving OL's lead.
Victory for Lyon
Maintaining their composure, Lyon held steady in the face of late-game pressure from Marseille, securing their first win of 2024 in the championship. The win pushed them three points clear of the relegation zone and they now sit, somewhat comfortably, in 13th place with 19 points.
Despite the loss, Marseille remains in the top half of the table. This underperformance in recent games has seen them drop to 8th place, just six points off the Top 5. With the fight for the championship heating up, it remains to be seen how both teams will fare as the season progresses.