Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Thursday, January 30, 2020 12:00:52 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Lyon beat Monaco in Ligue 1 opener as Fabregas sees red card

photo by Agency photo

Cesc Fabregas (right) of Monaco vies with Thiago Mendes of Lyon during the French League 1 soccer match between AS Monaco and Olympique Lyonnais in Monaco on Friday.

By Agency
11th-Aug-2019       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Lyon hammered Monaco 3-0 on Friday in the first game of the Ligue 1 season as former Brazil defender Sylvinho started his coaching reign in perfect style and Cesc Fabregas was shown a red card.
Moussa Dembele and Memphis Depay scored either side of Fabregas' dismissal in the first half.
Midfielder Lucas Tousart added a third with 10 minutes remaining against an inexperienced home side who were without former captain Radamel Falcao who is expected to leave the Principality before the end of the transfer window on September 2.
"I said in the week all of three or four opening games will be difficult and Monaco were a difficult opposition, I'm happy with the result," Lyon boss Sylvinho told French broadcasters Canal+.
"I hoped my team would play like this, there's always improvements to be made but I am happy," the former Champions League winner added.
His side showed minimal rustiness despite seeing influential trio in former skipper Nabil Fekir, left-back Ferland Mendy and midfielder Tanguy Ndombele leave during the off-season.
They claimed an early lead with six minutes on the clock with a powerful Dembele header.
The former Celtic forward beat defenders Kamil Glik and Brazilian Jemerson in the air and his effort fizzed past Monaco's Benjamin Lecomte, making his debut for the club.
The home side's best chance of the first half fell to 22-year-old Benjamin Henrichs quarter of an hour later.
He received the ball from winger Gelson Martins, but his low shot failed to trouble Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.
Things turned from bad to worse for the hosts when experienced playmaker Fabregas was shown a red card for stamping on the back of Leo Dubois' leg on the half hour mark.
In his attempts to chase Dubois down, who was shielding a loose cross out for a goal kick, the Spain midfielder took a stood heavily onto the right-back's calf.
Referee Ruddy Buquet referred the incident to VAR who chose to send Fabregas for an early shower.
Sylvinho's outfit doubled their advantage with nine minutes of the first 45 to play.
Netherlands attacker Depay lined up from outside the box catching Monaco's Lecomte off-guard to nutmeg him for a 2-0 lead.
The referee was the subject of whistles as the teams walked off at the break with the unhappy Stade Louis II crowd voicing their discontent at Fabregas' dismissal.
Despite being a man down, Leonardo Jardim's side looked the most likely to score early into the second-half.
Some tidy passing outside the box led to Martins forcing Lyon's Lopes into a tidy save with his feet on the hour mark.
Bertrand Traore, who set up Dembele for Lyon's first, could have added his side's third but his header from Depay's 65th-minute corner found the side-netting.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Single digit interest rate and its possible outcome


THE long-promised single-digit interest rate seems to be materialized as the banks on Tuesday agreed to provide not more than 6 percent for savings from February 1 as part of their preparation to usher in 9 percent lending rate from April. The decision was taken at a meeting of the ...

Cricket »

India won't play Asia Cup in Pakistan: BCCI


The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is clear that while it has no problem with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hosting the 2020 edition of the Asia Cup - set to be a preparatory ground for the World T20 in Australia - the venue needs to be ...

Entertainment »

Ramendu Majumdar attends meeting in China on traditional performing arts


Entertainment Desk :An experts meeting on the status of traditional performing arts in Asia was held recently in Shanghai, China at the initiative of International Theatre Institute (ITI) and Shanghai Theatre Academy. Ramendu Majumdar, President (worldwide) of ITI attended the meeting from Bangladesh. Other invitees came from South Korea, Japan, ...

International »

US special forces discipline hit by repeat deployments: Pentagon


Repeated deployments by US special forces have affected discipline within the ranks, says a Pentagon report published Tuesday which called for changes in oversight.The report concluded that near-constant assignments by special forces to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Africa have reduced to a minimum the rest periods that ensure unit cohesion, ...

Editorial »

No intention to restrain the govt's students


YET another bad example has been created by student's wing of the ruling party at Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University in Dinajpur. Some members of the Chhatra League reportedly vandalized the podium and other materials on Saturday night those were kept prepared for welcoming around 2200 freshers in ...

City »

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque speaking at a prèss conference on 'Coronavirus' at the seminar room of the ministry on Tuesday.


Cricket »

Tigers return home after disappointing T20 series against Pakistan


The Bangladesh team returned home at the early hour of Tuesday after a disappointing outing in the three-match T20 series against Pakistan.The Tigers conceded the series by 2-0 with the last match being washed out without a ball being bowled due to heavy rain in Lahore.Mahmudullah Riyad and co. lost ...

Sports »

'Heartbroken, devastated' LeBron vows to continue Kobe legacy


AFP, Los Angeles :NBA superstar LeBron James said Monday he was "heartbroken and devastated" over the death of Kobe Bryant, vowing in an Instagram post to continue Bryant's legacy with the Los Angeles Lakers.Bryant, a five-time NBA champion in 20 seasons with the Lakers, died Sunday at age 41 in ...

International »

Trump lawyers raise defenses as pressure grows for witnesses


AP, Washington :President Donald Trump's legal team is raising a broad-based attack on the impeachment case against him even as it mostly brushes past allegations in a new book that could undercut a key defense argument at his Senate trial.Former national security adviser John Bolton writes in a manuscript that ...

International »

Fighting sharply rises in Yemen, endangering peace efforts


AP, Sanaa :A drastic escalation in fighting between the Saudi-led military coalition and Houthi rebels in Yemen has killed and wounded hundreds of people over the past week, officials and tribal leaders said Monday.The U.S.-backed Arab coalition battling to restore Yemen's internationally recognized government stepped up airstrikes on rebel targets ...

Business & Economy »

Abdul Wohab made new BARI DG


Business Desk :Dr Md Abdul Wohab has been appointed as new Director General of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI). The Ministry of Agriculture appointed him as the Director General (Current Charge) on Tuesday. He will be the successor of the current Director General Dr Abul Kalam Azad from Thursday.Earlier, Wohab ...

Entertainment »

Huma Qureshi to pair up with Ajith in Valimai


Huma Qureshi has reportedly been roped in to star opposite Ajith in his upcoming Tamil film, Valimai. She made her Tamil debut with Rajinikanth's Kaala, in which she played his former lover and a social activist. Huma has reportedly started shooting for the project in Chennai. She had tweeted a ...

Entertainment »

Angelina Jolie was my inspiration for Malang: Disha


Actor Disha Patani says for her role in upcoming film Malang she drew inspiration from Hollywood star Angelina Jolie.Disha plays a grey character in the Mohit Suri-directed movie and the actor said she enjoyed the process of working on the film as it gave her an opportunity to explore her ...

Editorial »

UGC and the ministry of education deserve punishment for the irregularities


Three private universities were fined Tk 10 lakh each by the country's apex court for admitting students beyond the approved intake limit set by University Grants Commission. These are South East University, Eastern University and Islamia University. They were asked to give the money to liver transplant units of BIRDEM ...

Entertainment »

Ananya Panday bagged another award, experienced an immense fan frenzy


Ananya Panday made her debut in 2019 with Student of the Year 2 followed by Pati Patni Aur Woh and delivered stellar performances with both. The actress has received a lot of appreciation for her acting skills and has also won numerous debutant awards.  Ananya recently attended an award show ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news