Jérémie Bréchet’s Olympique Lyonnais Under-19 team got back to winning ways on Sunday with a 3-1 victory at home to struggling AS Pagny-sur-Moselle at their OL Academy ground in Meyzieu.
After a goalless first half, it was Lyon who finally managed to force the issue and break the deadlock when Erawan Garnier was fouled in the box and Bryan Meyo converted from twelve yards.
However, Pagny fought back well and grabbed a 65th minute equaliser to set up a tense final twenty-five minutes during which both sides threatened to take the three points.
In the end, it was Lyon who prevailed with a pair of late goals from Emerson Pedro Vanga and Oliver Mvouama, the latter scoring in added time to wrap things up. Having lost three on the bounce, it was an important result for Lyon and was especially impressive considering that the team contained several debutants.
Lyon now sit in second place in the 2023-24 Championnat National U19 Group B table, but are still a massive eleven points behind runaway leaders Auxerre after twelve games of the season. Next weekend, Bréchet’s squad must make the trip up to Strasbourg, who sit just three points behind them in the table.