RAFAEL DA SILVA COULDN’T SAVE LYON AS THEY FELL 4-1 TO REIMS

Submitted by content on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 06:52

Brazilian midfielder, Rafael da Silva played in Right Back in the defense team but couldn’t save the day as the defense collapsed as they lost by a stunning 4-1 defeat to their opposition in the French Ligue 1.


Reims were relegated to Ligue2 after four years in top flight football but they left on a high as they thrashed Olympique Lyon embarrassing the defenders in the final round of games in the just concluded season.

Reims were relying on results elsewhere and Toulouse Dramatic 3-2 victory in Angers meant they were going down. Reims deserved to be ahead as early as the third minute when Diego’s cross found AnthoineDevaux, but his header bounced off the woodwork. Lyon responded with AlexandreLacazette releasing Fekir into the area but the young talented midfielder sent the ball wide. The hosts grabbed the lead when Diego’s free kick from the left was sent to the back of the net by Mandi. GaetanCharbonnier and Kyei linked up to convert a pass sent by Diego to score the second. Lyon responded when they reduced the goal-deficit just before the break.

After the break, Turan scored a stunning 30-yard goal sending the fans into wild jubilations. The hosts completed the tally when Samuel Umtiti clumsy challenge on Charbonnier gave away a penalty and Kyei firedit to the net. Toulose two late goals gave them the victory helping them avoid relegation to the lower league.

Olympique Lyonnais placed second with 65 points below Paris Saint Germaine who lifted the trophy for a record time. Da Silva and the rest defenders had little to fight for as they had qualified for Champions League ahead of Monaco though they finished with the same points. Monaco will play the UEFA Champions League Qualifiers while Nice will play the Europa League. Silva is a summer transfer target for English Premier League side, West Ham.

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