The double of an authoritarian Marcelo, the great performance of the Lyon community, but also the difficulties of Saint-Etienne: find the Tops and Flops of the editorial staff at the end of this derby between St Etienne and Lyon (0-5) .
Marcelo chose his evening well
Before this 122e Rhone derby, Marcelo had not scored in Ligue 1 since April 2018. And in one evening, against the long-time rival, the Brazilian defender scored a double as unexpected as it was prestigious for him and his club. Always so formidable in the air, he made speak his address against the goal of Moulin, in addition to having remained solid behind by outclassing the young Abi.
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The Lyon community at the heart of this success
Despite the absences of Paqueta and Aouar, the Lyonnais were able to be brilliant in the midfield. And this, thanks to the activity of the Guimaraes-Caqueret-Thiago Mendes trio. The three men were at the base of this Lyon success by raking a good number of balls and managing to make the link with the attackers thanks to their vision of the game and the precision of their transmissions.
Kadewere definitely likes derbies
Savior of Lyon in the first leg, with a double coming off the bench, Tino Kadewere struck again. And in what way, with a new double full of opportunism. While we were wondering about his ability to be as decisive in Ligue 2 as in Ligue 1, the Zimbabwean provides a nice answer, he who is now 9 goals in the top flight this season.
Dubois, the indefatigable
Right side, Léo Dubois had a full match against St Etienne. The former Nantais thus swallowed the kilometers in his corridor to bring the surplus and put the Stéphanois to death. Author of sharp climbs, he was rewarded with two assists, each time on a free kick sent for the head of Marcelo.
St Etienne, victim of his youth
With the many packages due to COVID, Claude Puel had to tinker with and set up a relatively young team. And this inexperience came at a high price against the Lyonnais. If they showed enthusiasm, the Greens especially lacked solidity and confidence to prevent OL from winning this derby.
Abi, too tender
The 20-year-old striker still seemed limited in this Greens team. Author of only one goal in 27 Ligue 1 matches, the one who had celebrated his 1time tenure during a derby in October 2019 struggled to exist in front. Lonely, his large size did not allow his block-team to go back to the counter phases.