Memphis Depay‘s 27th anniversary has not become a festive day for the attack leader of Olympique Lyon and Oranje. Lyon went down in his own house with 1-2 against Montpellier and threatens to fall behind in the title race.
Paris Saint-Germain had won Nice with 2-1 earlier in the evening and passed L’OL in the stand. Memphis and his people knew what to do, but they had a false start. After twenty minutes, the score was opened by Téji Savanier, who nodded in a brilliant front of Andy Delort: 0-1.
Only in the injury time of the first half Lyon found an answer. Houssem Aouar still met goalkeeper Jonas Omlin, but Lucas Paquetá shot in the rebound the 1-1. After rest, however, it was Montpellier that laughed last. Elye Wahi fumbled with luck the 1-2 inside and the helped the number eight thus to a win outdoors.
Lyon is now third in Ligue 1, at two points of the leading PSG and Lille OSC. However, the Europa League opponent of Ajax will play against Stade Brest on Sunday and will be able to move its competitors to three and five points away respectively.