Olympique Lyon won a five-goal drama in the matchday 35 of the French League which ended 3-2 over AS Monaco even though they had to complete the match with 10 players at the Louis II Stadium, Sunday local time or Monday (3/5 / 2021) early morning WIB.
Kevin Volland gave the hosts the lead in the 25th minute with his right-footed strike completing Wissam Ben Yedder’s through ball.
Monaco’s lead lasted until halftime and Lyon’s greatness only paid off when Memphis Depay fired in a long-range shot to make it even in the 57th minute.
Lyon’s struggle to recover had to face major challenges when Maxence Caqueret was sent off after receiving a second yellow card in the 70th minute.
However, a 10-on-11 situation failed to take advantage of Monaco, but it was Lyon who managed to turn to take the lead in the 77th minute when Marcelo headed home Depay’s cross in a set piece situation.
In the 83rd minute goalkeeper Anthony Lopes brought down Pietro Pellegri in the Lyon penalty box and referee Clement Turpin spent nearly three minutes consulting VAR before rewarding Monaco with a 12 kick.
That opportunity was not wasted by Ben Yedder who successfully converted the ball into the middle of the goal to make the position evenly in the 86th minute.
However, three minutes later Lyon managed to restore their lead as their two full-backs teamed up and Rayan Cherki completed a Mattia De Sciglio’s cross to put the visitors in a 3-2 lead a minute from normal time.
The 3-2 score lasted until the end, but after the final whistle Turpin the two teams were involved in bickering in the middle of the field.
Turpin finally awarded a red card for two Monaco players, Pietro Pellegri and Willem Geubbels, as well as De Sciglio for Lyon, according to the official French League website.
The result of a fierce match which was flooded with goals and red cards made Lyon keep their chances of winning even though they had not moved from fourth place.
Lyon in fourth place has 70 points, six points behind leaders Lille, five points from Paris Saint-Germain and one point behind Monaco.
In the next match, Lyon will play early on Saturday (8/5) when they host Lorient at the Groupama Stadium while Monaco will travel to the Auguste-Delaune Stadium a day later to face Reims.