“There is no excuse today”, Bosz furious after the defeat
In a press conference, Peter Bosz cannot digest his new defeat for his team, which seriously complicates the task in the race for Europe. “You can’t win 3-0 at Marseille in a deserved way and not win today. And it was deserved too. Of course we had the ball a lot. Of course the second half was better, we had chances. But in first, how can you start such an important game like that? I can’t explain it.”
“There are no excuses today. Absolutely no. No excuses. We had to win that game. Honestly, with all due respect, we didn’t play against the best team in Ligue 1. But when you see them fighting, winning the duels… we didn’t. Is the season already a failure? Yes, for me yes!”
END OF THE MATCH!
It is a success synonymous with ultimate hope at the end of the season! FC Metz won 3-2 against OL after a completely crazy scenario!
If the planets align, the Garnets could be saved on the final day! Magical !
For its part, Lyon may be saying goodbye to Europe.
Very close to 4-2!
De Préville tries his luck from a tight angle in the penalty area and Anthony Lopez intervenes before seeing the ball hit the crossbar!
GOAL FOR METZ!
WHAT A GAME END!
Boulaya allows Metz to come back in front at the end of the match! The Algerian makes all the difference on his right side before going inside and lighting Lopez! The Portuguese can’t do anything! 3-2 for Metz!
Yellow for De Préville!
Nicolas De Préville receives a yellow card and will not be in the game against PSG on the last day.
Yellow for Ndombélé!
Ndombélé receives a yellow card following this anti-game foul on Traoré!
GOAL FOR OL!
Incredible ! Moussa Dembélé comes to crucify FC Metz by equalizing in the last moments of the game!
Served by Karl Toko Ekambi in the penalty area, Dembélé scores his 19th goal of the season!
Incredible exit from Lopez on Lamkel Zé, alone against the Lyon goal! The last control betrayed the Messin striker who saw the Portuguese goalkeeper go to bed at the right time!
Anthony Lopez on fire!
The Portuguese goalkeeper twice saved the Lyonnais from certain defeat!
After winning his face to face on Traoré, Anthony Lopez makes a nice save on the head of Kouyaté! It was hot !
Out of Pajot!
Entry of Farid Boulaya in place of Vincent Pajot ten minutes from the end!
Disjointed end to the match
It goes from one goal to another in this endgame! After a Metz corner, the Lyonnais will also take a corner following a counter-attack. It’s everyone’s turn!
Yellow for Metz
The second for the Messins. And this time it is for Boubacar Traoré, the height of an excellent performance this Sunday!
Bar for OL!
The crossbar saves FC Metz on this shot from Tetê! OL are pushing although they have been playing with ten for almost ten minutes!
Yellow for Metz
Sikou Niakaté scoops the first rusk on the Messin side!
Post for FC Metz!
Nicolas De Preville sees his shot on this free kick hit the right post of the goals of Anthony Lopez! OL stay alive!
Red card for Mendes!
Mendes is expelled for having laid Lamkel Zé on a counter-attack! The Cameroonian striker had taken over the OL defender, who is logically expelled. OL will finish at 10!
Two changes on the Messin side!
Entry into play of Dylan Bronn and Jen-Armel Kana-Biyik in place of Lacroix and Mikelbrencis!
Second half stats
With 62% possession of the ball, 5 shots including 2 on target, the Lyonnais completely dominated this second act but struggled to find the net.
De Préville very close to the third goal!
After a counter-attack and a perfect serve from N’Doram, De Préville tries his luck with a cross shot but Anthony Lopez intervenes!
Corner for nothing
The center of Ndombélé ends in the niche of Caillard, impeccable!
Corner for OL!
Lyon has gone up a notch since returning from the locker room! On a superb cross from Ndombélé, Lacroix sends the ball for a corner. Big pressure from the Lyonnais!
Caillard releases the ball!
The FC Metz goalkeeper remains attentive and intervenes on this free kick taken by Thiago Mendes!
Free kick for OL!
Dembélé is mowed down by Kouyaté at the entrance to the area and OL get a super well placed free kick! Big opportunity to come back to Metz to follow!
Pape Sarr comes out injured!
Injured, Pape Sarr is forced to leave his place. Kevin N’Doram comes into play for FC Metz!
Big pressing from the Lyonnais!
After heavy pressing and ball recovery following a bad pass from Lacroix, Ndombélé tries his luck from outside the box. A strike off target but which testifies to the good entry of the Lyonnais in this second period!
Change also for FC Metz!
Thomas Delaine has given way to Papa Ndiaga Yade!
Lots of changes on the Lyon side!
Paqueta, Boateng, Aouar and Gusto gave way respectively to Reine-Adelaide, Ndombélé, Faivre and Dubois.
Objective: surf on the reduction of the score before half-time to quickly equalize!
Here we go again !
Both teams are back on the pitch for this second period!
At the end of an eventful first period, marked by a very disjointed last ten minutes, the Messins lead 2 goals to 1 after returning from the locker room!
3 more minutes
The fourth referee adds 3 minutes of additional time!
Montpellier in the head…
With this Lyon goal, the Messins necessarily have the last match in mind and this draw in Montpellier. FC Metz had actually seen the MHSC come back to 2-2 when they were leading by two goals 10 minutes from the end!
GOAL FOR OL!
Dembélé’s goal is finally validated! This is his 18th league goal this season! Clinical.
VAR in progress!
Video arbitration in progress!
Goal disallowed for OL!
Tetê serves Dembele a bit too late. It’s a shame because the French striker had sent the ball into the back of the net!
GOAL FOR METZ! 2-0!
Magnificent goal from Lamkel Zé! The new FC Metz recruit comes to conclude a counter-attack perfectly led by Sarr. The Cameroonian finally wins his face to face with a perfect dive on Anthony Lopes!
Metz leads 2-0!
6 shots from both sides!
Very balanced start to the match and these statistics prove it. The only difference is that the Messins have framed two of them when OL have still not found the frame.
Metz is holding its own!
Well in place defensively, the Metz players have been causing a lot of problems for the Lyonnais since the start of the game!
It’s still a long way off, but Metz can find their way back to victory since January 16 and a trip to Reims (0-1)!
Attentive Thiago Mendes
Thiago Mendes is in the right place at the right time to take the ball back from Lamkel Zé’s feet! The FC Metz striker was in a good position to serve Sarr, alone on the left side on this counter-attack.
Lyon tries to react!
Big pressure from the Lyonnais on the Metz goals after the opener. After a cross from Paqueta from the right to the left, Emerson tries to find Dembélé from the other flank of the attack. En bloc in their last 20 meters, the players of FC Metz clear the ball twice!
Metz is no longer last!
Small ranking point after 30 minutes of play: Metz virtually leaves the last place in the championship to Bordeaux and is only three points behind ASSE, the red lantern.
GOAL FOR METZ!
On the corner, Lacroix deflects the ball and Pajot is on the lookout to push the leather into the back of the net! 1-0 for FC Metz who was gradually gaining the upper hand over the Lyonnais for a few minutes!
This is Pajot’s first goal for Messi!
Response from FC Metz!
At the end of a superb collective action, Vincent Pajot finds himself alone against Anthony Lopez and loses his due! The Portuguese goalkeeper makes a great parade! Still 0-0 and corner to follow!
Opportunity for OL!
On the left side, Emerson tries to find Dembélé in the penalty area. After a Messi header, Tetê recovers the ball and tries his luck with a nice volley. An attempt that does not find the frame!
More fears than harm for Gusto
After two long minutes, Gusto got up and seemed ready to continue the game. Léo Dubois, however, left to warm up. Case to follow.
Very muscular contact between Gusto and De Preville in midfield. The two players collided at the knees and the Lyon defender remains on the ground.
Foul by Paqueta
A lot of waste in the transmissions on the Lyon side. Paqueta is too short to recover Emerson’s pass and then fouls Lacroix, who was in good shape this Sunday afternoon!
Aouar close to opening the score!
Very nice action between Emerson and Aouar on the left side of the penalty area. After a good two-man game, Aouar tries his luck but his curling shot goes over Caillard’s left corner. First big chance of the game!
The FC Metz goalkeeper remains vigilant on this deep pass from Gusto and recovers the ball in front of Moussa Dembélé.
No penalty for OL
The contact on Tetê in the penalty area seemed light, but the VAR still reviewed this situation. After a second, the referee of the day asked to continue playing.
Great job by Gusto
When the corner fell, Pape Sarr tried to outwit Malo Gusto. If at first, the Lyon defender goes down after a fake shot from the Senegalese, Gusto gets up very quickly and wards off the danger.
Corner for Metz!
Delaine tries to find De Preville at the far post but Botaneg steps in and sends the ball in for a corner.
Whistles for Anthony Lopez
Whistles descended from the Messines stands after Anthony Lopez’s first touch of the ball, in good memory of the firecracker thrown into the Lyon area in 2016.
OL on the attack
The Lyonnais have, unsurprisingly, their foot on the ball and dictate the game at the start of the game. Tetê tried his luck from outside the area but his shot was off target.
A “hostile zone” banner is displayed in front of the FC Metz supporters’ stand. Funny atmosphere in Saint-Symphorien.
Let’s go !
The kick is given !
Entrance of the 22 actors
The two teams enter the Metz lawn in a gloomy atmosphere.
19,000 supporters expected
The Messins will be able to count on the 19,000 supporters of Saint-Symphorien to possibly launch a historic comeback.
OL aim for a great end to the season
After Nantes’ victory in the Coupe de France, 6th place should not be European. The Lyonnais will have to finish in the top 5 to play in a European Cup next year. They are currently 5 points behind Strasbourg who won yesterday in Brest.
FC Metz in great danger
Red lantern with six points behind 18th place, the Garnets are not mathematically relegated but their maintenance requires a huge feat at the end of the season. Even if they lose today, they would not be relegated as Saint-Etienne only play on Wednesday. The Messins remain on a terrible series of 14 games without success.
The Eleven Messin
Caillard – Mikelbrencis, Lacroix, Kouyaté, Niakaté, Delaine – Traoré, Pajot, Sarr – Lamkel Zé, De Préville.
Ba, Bronn, Kana-Biyik, N’Doram, Boulaya, Nguette, Niane, Yade, Mafouta.
The composition of OL, with Boateng in central defense, Mendes in the middle
Lopes – Emerson, Lukeba, Boateng, Gusto – Aouar, Paqueta, Mendes – Toko Ekambi, Dembele, Head.
Pollersbeck, Henrique, Dubois, Da Silva, Reine-Adelaide, Ndombele, Kadewere, Faivre, Barcola.
Welcome to this live to follow the meeting of the 36th day of Ligue 1 between Metz and Lyon. The kick-off will be given at 1 p.m.