Strasbourg went to win in Lyon this Saturday as part of the 19th day of Ligue 1 (1-2). Another huge disappointment for Laurent Blanc’s team.
A monumental goat as a tifo; flowered banners against certain players – including a struggling Toko Ekambi who, when he left the field shortly before the hour mark, threw all his frustration on a trash can – and supporters losing their nerves in the kop Lyonnais at the final whistle, this OL-Strasbourg of the 19e Lifting of L1 did not take the expected turn this Saturday evening at Groupama Stadium. All under the eyes of the new majority shareholder John Textor.
Despite a clear domination reflected could not be more clearly in terms of statistics – 72% possession of the ball, 28 shots to 8, 14 corners to 2 – the Gones still failed, bowing for the third time in six days, with only five points out of 18 possible at the key. The consequence of largesse too often observed this season, but also of certain bad luck in front of the opposing goal – without taking anything away of course from a Sels who in the Alsatian cage worked miracles this Saturday evening.
On the other hand, the RCSA, which remained on eight days without success in L1 (four draws and four losses), had all the success possible on the pretty recovery of Aholou (0-1, 29e) and the goal gag scored by Diallo in stride (0-2, 32e). The penalty obtained and converted by Lacazette just before the break did nothing for the Rhodaniens (1-2, 45e+1). « We tried everythingblew Tolisso hot, on the antenna of Prime Video. We got into the game well but their goals hurt us. There are things that we have to erase, we know that. We were however very motivated this evening, for our public, we knew that it was vital to win, the whole group wants to go up in the classification… We give everything in training, we work a lot, I think we deserved better. We have to raise our heads, analyze the situation, we really must not fail in the Cup next week. »
— Prime Video Sport France (@PVSportFR) January 14, 2023
Eighth in the elite for the time being, OL could well tumble in the standings this Sunday, already pushed back to 17 points from the podium and from OM. For the second on the bench of Mathieu Le Scornet, Strasbourg offers a breath of fresh air, temporarily out of the red thanks to the four points collected in the last two matches.