While Olympique Lyonnais kept flowing on the lawn of Roazhon Park, Lucas Paqueta and Houssem Aouar fought for a penalty at the very end of the match.
Most often exciting since the start of the season, theOlympique Lyonnais showed his worst face on Sunday when contenders clash with the Rennais Stadium. Unable to compete with their hosts, the Lyonnais lived through hell with a 4-1 defeat that should leave its mark. And all the more so since the meeting gave rise to several clashes between Lyon players.
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Shortly before the break, Jerome Boateng thus spent his nerves on Leo Dubois after yet another Rennes occasion. And at the end of the match, the tension was also palpable between Houssem Aouar and Lucas Paqueta. Blame it on a penalty awarded to the Lyonnais allowing them to save the honor in added time. But while the tricolor midfielder had to execute the sentence, the Brazilian opposed his teammate to take the penalty.
Don’t make a deal on this stuff
The former Milanese first planted in front of his teammate when the latter wanted to place the ball at eleven meters. And Houssem Aouar may have thrown at him “It’s up to me to pull it”, the Brazilian international was more and more determined. To the point of snatching the ball with force, forcing Islam Slimani and Maxence Caqueret to intervene. But there again, Lucas Paqueta did not want to hear anything and the Frenchman, with black eyes, finally capitulated, not hiding his annoyance despite the comforting gestures of Jason Denayer or Emerson.
Questioned at the end of the match, the international tricolor tried to minimize the incident. “I do not want to make a great story of this penalty, he confided. Normally, it is me who is appointed but I felt that he was very eager. In the end, I gave in and gave it to him. Honestly, there is nothing at all. In the locker room, we discussed it between us and we said to ourselves that it was nothing at all. We get along very well and we shouldn’t make a deal on this stuff. It’s just a small event. The most important thing is above all what we did not do in the field. This is the most important to remember. “