Less possession, more shots
With 45% possession (55% for OL), the lowest figure in any of their first five games, AS Monaco had never seen less of the ball this season. And yet they also recorded their highest number of shots on goal, clocking up 16 attempts with 9 on target, though only one of those efforts hit the back of the net.
OL more clinical
As coach Jardim highlighted in his post-match interview: "Our opponents were more clinical...". Indeed. Lyon had fewer opportunities to score, with just 11 attempts overall, 4 of those on target. But the home side were able to take advantage, and opened the scoring with their first real chance (Fekir, 30 mins) of the first half.
Fifteen minutes of real promise
That hammer blow brought an excellent response from AS Monaco. The final fifteen minutes of the first half were perhaps their best of the season so far and Lucas Ocampos' equaliser was fully deserved. But the half-time whistle came too soon, interrupting Monaco just as they were building up a real head of steam.
Commitment and intent
Team spirit looks good though and will serve the side well in their upcoming games. A total of 49 challenges won during the match (35 for OL, -ed.) reflects their impressive level of commitment, while the 27 crosses shows there's no shortage of attacking intent (23 for OL, -ed.). At the end of the day, there look to be better days ahead for the side, and while Lyon may not have stolen the points, there's no denying AS Monaco deserved better for their efforts.