In what was surely a convincing win against Dinamo Zagreb, Lyon ensured that they began their UCL campaign in style.
The Les Gones ensured a comfortable starting point by winning their first UCL game against Modri by 3 goals to 0. With this win, a little pressure has been eased off the backs of the Lyon’s boss, Bruno Genesio.
The goals began coming in during the first half period of the game when Corentin Tolisso’s first goal was later followed by goal strikes from Jordan Ferri and Gnarly Cornet. This win ensured that Les Gones finally ended its two-game losing streak which was fast raising questions about the future of the Lyon’s boss.
The game started in earnest and it was not until 12 minutes well into the match that Tolisso came in high to head a delivery from Rafael Da Silva in off the crossbar. This went down well with the home team as spirits were raised and the atmosphere became charged.
It didn’t take long again for Maxime Gonalons to head over a neatly placed and very dangerous corner from Da Silva. Gonalons was later forced to leave the pitch few minutes later after getting an injury that looked pretty serious.
Soon enough, the first of the goals was made by Cornet after half time as he played onto Ferri who dinked over an onrushing Dinamo Zagreb’s goalie, Adrian Semper. Accepting a return pass from Tolisso, Cornet ensured a wise use of the ball as he cleverly finished the pass with the outer part of his boot thereby bringing the number of goals up to three.
So far this season, Bruno Genesio’s men have had their own share of setbacks as quite a number of injuries have befallen members of the team with Alexandre Lacazette and Mathieu Valbuena currently lying low.