If he tried to persevere against Bayern Munich, Olympique Lyonnais had to say goodbye to his dreams of a final against PSG and lose 3-0.
We would have liked this French superiority to last in the Champions League semi-final. If PSG logically beat RB Leipzig, Olympique Lyonnais could unfortunately not overthrow the mountain that Bayern Munich represents (0-3).
Waste in finish
On Wednesday night, Rudi Garcia’s men were completely affected by this word. They hoped for a long time, they believed in it before they were quickly brought back to reality. Bayern Munich is one of the favorites in the competition every year and it is not for nothing. Even when it is not as flamboyant as against FC Barcelona, the Bavarian club can afford to play on their experience to kill the hopes of these opponents.
This is exactly what happened at José Alvalade Stadium. Bayern beat themselves early in the match and less physically well, and trusted Serge Gnabry to shower Lyons dreams of the final. Already in his favor against Barça, the former Gunner put it back with a double in the first period (17th, 33rd).
Memphis is not yet level
This double hurt Rudi Garcia’s men very badly. Because, against Juventus Turin and Manchester City, the Gones attacked this half of the drumming. They did not want any regrets, they did everything for but they will inevitably have some at the end of this meeting. From the first moments, Memphis got caught in the trap woven by Manuel Neuer by going too far (2nd).
In his pure style of handguard, the Bavarian goalkeeper prevented the Olympics from believing in it again with a parade with the tip of his foot on a shot from Karl Toko-Ekambi (57th). Yes, the Olympics have had opportunities to make their opponents doubt, but in this type of meeting, realism is more than important. Robert Lewandowsky’s goal from the head on a mini-corner (88th) is just anecdotal and especially inflates the statistics for Poland.
What future for the Olympics?
It had smiled at the club of Jean-Michel Aulas in the neighborhood, this time not, like this post by the former striker of Villarreal (16th) that will be followed in the wake of the opening of the score by Gnabry … Against City , it was only 59 seconds between Sterling’s miss and Moussa Dembélé’s 2-1 goal. This Wednesday, it will be 60 between the Lyon failure and 1-0.
Between Rhône and Saône, supporters can be proud of their course, even if it was more difficult on Wednesday night. But they also saw what still sets them apart from the big ones in Europe. The enchanted European bracket now closed, the future of the Olympics without the European Cup looks less bright with certainly many departures (Aouar? Dembélé?)
There will therefore be no first 100% French final in the Champions League. But it is certain that PSG, in front of their TV, found errors in this Munich formation that one does not give any.