Lyon Invites Final

Favorite before kickoff, OL did the job by winning against Troyes (2-1) in the semifinals of the League Cup. Lyon have an appointment with PSG on April 19 at Stade France.

Lyon 2-1 Troyes
Lyon Lacazette (16th), Gomis (27th)
Troyes: Thiago Xavier (35th)

As PSG winner Tuesday night in Nantes (1-2) , Lyon will play his fifth final of the League Cup on April 19 at the Stade de France.


Logically favorites against Troyes, modest eleventh Ligue 2, Lyon have completed their task successfully, despite the absence of Gourcuff, Grenier and Umtiti. After setback suffered in Rennes (2-0) on Sunday , ending more than two months of invincibility, the Rhodaniens have fully negotiated the semifinals. Seriously, Gones quickly materialize their good start to the match and domination through Lacazette which incorporated a center down Zeffane (1-0, 16th). Gomis then doubled the lead by cutting six meters center Briand (2-0, 27th). The French striker was on the verge of driving the nail but his shot was crossed (33rd). An opportunity to kill the game followed by a period of uncertainty exploited by Trojans. Nivet alerted once Lopes which diverted his lob corner (34th) before Thiago Xavier gives hope to Aubois only within six meters on corner (2-1, 35th).

Lyon On All Tables

Remi Garde’s men were more managers in the second period being less dangerous against a Trojan training was digging physically. Briand lacked precision in its web (54th) and Lacazette saw his shot deflect Dreyer (85th). Lyon revival and has won his bet. Les Gones defy PSG final successor to record at Saint-Etienne. And lift the trophy for a second time after he won in 2001 against Monaco (2-1 after extra time). The OL and offers a late season with four hearty and exciting competitions to negotiate. Sunday, the seven-time champion France moves to Nantes on behalf of the 23rd day of Ligue 1. A good first indicator of whether these Lyonnais afford their ambitions.

Player Of The Game

Scorer and the second involved Rhone goal, Alexandre Lacazette was the principal architect of the qualification Gones. Expected to turn in this game chopper, the French international striker responded to this beautiful way.

We Do Not Like

Two goals in three inscribed on gross errors of marking. Guilty and amazing mistakes in such an important match. It is first of all the Trojan defense allowed only Lacazette strangely on the first goal. The rearguard Lyon was not free from reproach on Aube realization. Thiago Xavier finding himself strangely lonely six meters on corner.

Results Semifinals:

Nantes-Paris SG 1-2

Lyon-Troyes 2-1