The match: 1-1
Sylvinho had hidden his game. Thursday, in a press conference, the coach of Olympique Lyonnais had hinted that he would not make a rotation of players for the reception of Bordeaux, this Saturday afternoon. Three days after the defeat in Montpellier (0-1), it nevertheless took place with the first appearance of rookie Jeff Reine-Adelaide in midfielder and the first tenures this season of attackers Martin Terrier and Maxwel Cornet.
With the passing of Terrier for Memphis Depay (1-0, 32nd), this coaching could also have borne fruit despite a disappointing overall performance against even duller Bordeaux. But as Montpellier face Wednesday (0-1), the Lyonnais ended in numerical inferiority after the expulsion of Thiago Mendes (62). And they paid him five minutes later with Gironde's equalizer Briand (1-1, 67th).
The player: to the good memory of Briand
The Lyon public did not hold it against him. Author of the goal of equalization Bordeaux (67th), Jimmy Briand came out to the applause of Groupama Stadium, at the time of his replacement by Maja (86th). Effective and opportunistic at the end of a long tasteless service, the former Lyonnais did not celebrate his goal out of respect for his former audience. And the latter to prefer to remember his winning goal in the stoppage of a derby at Saint-Etienne (2-1), in 2013.
The fact: the expulsion of Mendes
Without being sovereign or seductive, Olympique Lyonnais has long seemed to have the meeting in hand against Bordelais even more disappointing. But the expulsion of Thiago Mendes (62), for a second warning, plunged the OL in a weak time sanctioned by the equalization of Briand, five minutes later.