Europa League: Olympique Lyonnais demolishes Sparta Praha 4-3 with 2 goals from K. Ekambi

PRAGUE. Olympique Lyonnais had a close win over Sparta Praha. The hero of the match was K. Ekambi who scored in the 42nd and 88th minute.

Sparta-Praha-vs-Olympique-Lyonnais-3-4-Europa-League
  • Google News

PRAGUE. Olympique Lyonnais had a close win over Sparta Praha. The hero of the match was K. Ekambi who scored in the 42nd and 88th minute. Olympique Lyonnais took advantage of its superior ball possession (57%).

Olympique Lyonnais remained in 10 people after M. Gusto received a double yellow card in the 74′. Anyway, Olympique Lyonnais still was able to win this match playing only with 10 players​.

The match was held at the Generali Arena Stadium in Prague on Thursday and this began at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Matej Jug with the assistance of Matej Žunič and Robert Vukan. The 4th official was David Smajc. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 11.5 degrees Celsius or 52.66 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 58%.​

Match Statistics

Olympique Lyonnais was in firm control of the ball 57% while Sparta Praha was struggling with a 43% ball possession.

Sparta Praha was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 5 were on target. Nonetheless, Olympique Lyonnais was capable to find the solution to win this match.​

Sparta Praha shot 11 times, 5 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, Olympique Lyonnais shot 16 times, 5 on target, 11 off target.

Cards

Sparta Praha received 2 yellow cards (L. Haraslin and D. Pavelka). On the other side, Olympique Lyonnais received 7 yellow cards (Henrique, M. Gusto, J. Boateng, K. Ekambi, L. Dubois, L. Paqueta and T. Mendes).

Also, Olympique Lyonnais didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after M. Gusto (Olympique Lyonnais) was sent out after receiving a second yellow card (74′).

After playing this match, Sparta Praha stays with 4 points to occupy the 2nd place in the table. while Olympique Lyonnais has 9 points (1st).

Match Events

  • 4'
    4'

    L. Haraslin

  • 19'
    19'

    L. Haraslin

  • 25'
    25'

    Henrique

  • 42'
    42'

    K. Ekambi

  • 46'
    46'

    Emerson

    Henrique

  • 46'
    46'

    L. Paqueta

    T. Kadewere

  • 52'
    52'

    M. Gusto

  • 53'
    53'

    H. Aouar

  • 59'
    59'

    L. Haraslin

  • 59'
    59'

    J. Boateng

  • 62'
    62'

    K. Ekambi

  • 63'
    63'

    B. Dockal

    M. Minchev

  • 63'
    63'

    L. Dubois

  • 68'
    68'

    L. Paqueta

  • 68'
    68'

    L. Paqueta

  • 69'
    69'

    S. Diomande

    J. Boateng

  • 73'
    73'

    L. I. Krejci

    M. Sacek

  • 74'
    74'

    M. Gusto

  • 75'
    75'

    L. Dubois

    X. Shaqiri

  • 80'
    80'

    D. Pavelka

  • 84'
    84'

    A. Karabec

    D. Pavelka

  • 84'
    84'

    M. Polidar

    J. Pesek

  • 85'
    85'

    T. Mendes

  • 88'
    88'

    K. Ekambi

  • 90'
    90'

    D. Hancko (Goal Disallowed)

  • 90'
    90'

    M. Caqueret

    H. Aouar

  • 90'
    90'

    L. I. Krejci

Next matche

In the upcoming Europa League match, Sparta Praha will play away against Olympique Lyonnais on the 4th of November with a 1-0 head to head record in favor of Olympique Lyonnais (1 draw).

Olympique Lyonnais will host Sparta Praha on the 4th of November with a 2-0 head to head stats in favor of Olympique Lyonnais (1 draw).

Sparta Praha: Formation and Lineups

Sparta Praha started with a 4-4-1-1 line-up (4-4-1-1).

The manager Pavel Vrba chose to play with the following team: Florin Niță (6.1), Tomáš Wiesner (6.6), Filip Panák (6.2), Ondřej Čelůstka (6.3), Dávid Hancko (6.4), Jakub Pešek (6.0), Michal Sáček (6.4), David Pavelka (6.4), Lukáš Haraslín (8.7), Adam Hložek (6.5) and Martin Minchev (6.8).

Substitutions

Sparta Praha made 4 changes: M. Minchev for B. Dockal (63′), M. Sacek for L. I. Krejci (73′), D. Pavelka for A. Karabec (84′) and J. Pesek for M. Polidar (84′).

Top player: Lukáš Haraslín

The player who no doubt impressed Sparta Praha the most was Lukáš Haraslín.

His rating is (8.7) with 2 goals, 19 passes (63% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 10 duels out of 12. He performed 3 crosses.

Olympique Lyonnais: Formation and Lineups

Olympique Lyonnais started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Peter Bosz played with: Anthony Lopes (6.7), Malo Gusto (6.1), Jérôme Boateng (7.2), Jason Denayer (6.8), Henrique (6.4), Thiago Mendes (6.6), Bruno Guimarães (7.9), Xherdan Shaqiri (6.2), Houssem Aouar (7.6), Karl Toko Ekambi (8.0) and Tino Kadewere (6.4).

Substitutions

Olympique Lyonnais made 5 changes: Henrique for Emerson (46′), T. Kadewere for L. Paqueta (46′), J. Boateng for S. Diomande (69′), X. Shaqiri for L. Dubois (75′) and H. Aouar for M. Caqueret (90′).

Top player: Karl Toko Ekambi

The player who no doubt impressed Olympique Lyonnais the most was Karl Toko Ekambi.

His rating is (8.0) with 2 goals, 23 passes (82% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 12. He performed 1 cross.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Europa League

More from Lootrs