Clumsy in front of goal and sent off against OGC Nice, Tino Kadewere is undoubtedly the first culprit of the defeat of OL (3-2), Sunday. But he is not the only one responsible, Pierre Menes has designated another culprit.
OL: Tino Kadewere, the first offender
Tino Kadewere, author of a dangerous and stupid tackle (70 meters from the OL camp) on Melvin Bard, was excluded in the 85th, during the match against OGC Nice. Lyon led 2-1 when their striker, who missed clear goalscoring opportunities, was shown a straight red card. Reduced to 10 against 11, the Gones were knocked down by the Gym, thanks to two goals scored by Andy Delort on penalty (89e), consecutive to a foul by Jérôme Boateng and Evann Guessand in extra time (90e+3). Undoubtedly, the exclusion of Tino Kadewere was the decisive turning point of the match lost by theOlympique Lyonnais at the Allianz Riviera.
Pierre Ménès accuses Jérôme Boateng too
The Zimbabwean forward is not the only responsible according to Pierre Ménès, in his analysis of the match on his blog. The former consultant of Channel + emphasizes that “Youcef Atal equalized on a solitary action where he totally cold Jérôme Boateng”. The sportswriter also states that “Guessand gave the Eagles this stunning victory on a totally improbable placement of Boateng who still did his age well on this end of the match”. It should be remembered, however, that the German central defender was the author of an assist on the goal of Karl Toko-Ekambi (1-0, 35e). Jérome Boateng (33 years old) was recruited freely by OL at the end of the summer transfer window. He signed at Lyon at the end of his contract at Bayern Munich where he played 10 seasons in a row (2011-2021).