June 28, 2022
Paqueta comes off the bench, 'changes the story' of the game, Leon beats Sparta Braga and follows by 100%

Paqueta comes off the bench, ‘changes the story’ of the game, Leon beats Sparta Braga and follows by 100%

Playing away from home, the French club had the former Flamengo shine, a second time, to defeat Sparta Braga, in Group A.


NS leon It still can’t be stopped in the group stage from European League. On Thursday (21st) at the Generali Arena in the Czech Republic, the French won a race Sparta Prague Turning 4-3, for the third round in Group A, he continues to lead and with a 100% success rate in the European competition.

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in line up, The biggest surprise was that Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta started on the bench. This was his second consecutive match as a reserve since returning from Brazilian national teamAnd Since he played just over 20 minutes against Monacofur French Championship.

But in the second half, the Brazilian entered the field to change the history of the game and scored the turning point in the capital of the Czech Republic.

After the referee’s kick-off whistle, the hosts hastened to open the scoreboard. As early as four minutes into the first half, the Czechs scored a goal with Haraslin, who received it inside the area from the left flank, cleared the mark and hit the goal. Anthony Lopez was on the ball to save the ball, but there was a deflection by defender Denayer, which pulled the Lyon goalkeeper.

And it didn’t take long for the Sparta 22 shirt to swell up again. In the 19th minute, Haraslín received the ball on the left, entered the area, called the defender Boateng to dance and hit the foot of Anthony Lopez. Sparta Prague 2-0.

After the match started poorly, the French woke up after the second half of the first half. Until then, the team didn’t have a definite end to the match. This reality changed in the 42nd minute, when Ekambi received a superb pass from Auwar and passed the Sparta Braga goalkeeper, making it 2-1 before the break.

On the way back from the break, Lyon coach, Peter Bosz, made two changes: left-back Henrique and striker Cadiweri on the left, to enter both Emerson Palmieri and Paqueta. The proposal of the French in the field became more offensive.

The changes began to take effect. Just 8 minutes into the second half, Lyon drew with Aouar, who also participated in Ekambi’s goal in the first half. The midfielder caught a rebound after Lyon’s counterattack and served it to the goal, the ball still slipping off the crossbar.

Then, in the 22nd minute, Lucas Paqueta changed the history of the game and scored the turning point in Prague. the previous-flamingo He was pushy and made for the goal, including receiving a yellow card for taking off his shirt in celebration.

In the 29th minute, Lyon still had 10 on the field after right-back Malou Justo, who was given the second yellow card of the match, was sent off. However, the French managed to catch the Czechs and confirmed the victory, scoring the fourth goal.

Bruno Guimarães provided a brilliant assist for Ekambi, who did not miss it and scored his second goal of the match. 4 to 2 leon.

In injury time, Sparta also had an opponent with Krigsey, who advanced with a 4-3 header after hoisting in the area.

With this result, Lyon added its third win in a row in the group stage of the competition and leads by five points from the group.

On the other hand, Sparta Braga lost its first match in the dispute, after winning and drawing in its first match.

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Tournament mode

With the win, Lyon continues his 100% success and in the secluded leadership of Group A of the European League. There are nine points from three games, with eight goals and only two goals scored so far.

On the other hand, Sparta Braga follows four points and in the position of deputy command. Rangers (3) and Brondby (1) closely follow.

Man: Lucas Paqueta

The Lyon midfielder was the great name for the game. After entering the match at the start of the second half, the position of the French club in the Czech Republic changed, which led to his return against Sparta. The Brazilian still scored the decisive goal.

It Was Bad: Malo Gusto

Lyon’s right-back suffered from the hosts’ attack and made some defensive mistakes that led to a bargaining chip for the French in the match. In the second half, he was sent off after receiving two yellow cards.

Upcoming games

Lyon will return to the field next Sunday (24), at 8 am, away from home against cute – goodfur French Championship. The match will have broadcast live NS ESPN No Star +.

On the same day, at 2 pm, Sparta Braga will face Mlada Boleslav, at home, in the Czech championship.

data sheet

Sparta Braga 3 x 4 Leon

Objectives: Sparta Prague: Haraslín (4 ‘e 19′) e Krejci (90’ + 6); Lyon: Ekambi (42′ and 88′), Aouar (53′) and Lucas Paqueta (67′)

Sparta Prague: neta. Wisner, Banak, Sleuska, and Hanko; Besek (Polidar), Sask (Crici), Pavelka (Karabic), Haraslin and Hluzik; Menchev (Dukal). idiomatic: Pavel Verba.

leon: Anthony Lopez. Malo Gusto, Jerome Boateng (Diomandi), Denaire and Henrique (Emerson Palmieri); Bruno Guimarães and Thiago Mendes; Shaqiri (Dubois), Ekambi and Awar (Kakeret); Kadewere (Lucas Paquita). idiomatic: Peter Boss.