Overturned then overturned. Thanking Rayan Cherki, who came on and scored a goal and an assist. In distress during a nightmarish first part of the season, the Rhone residents are not very far from having ensured their survival after this sixth victory in seven games, the fourth in a row on the road. OL are provisionally nine points ahead of play-off Nantes who host Strasbourg on Saturday.

Completely unbridled, this meeting gave birth to a crazy scenario with a history of the bench on the Lyon side as a backdrop. Back in the starting lineup after missing the last two matches, Lacazette, already the author of a hat-trick in the first leg (3-0), first confirmed that Toulouse was indeed one of his favorite preys by scoring his 12th goal in 15 matches against TFC.

After a shot from Tolisso was pushed back by the post at his feet, the ex-Arsenal player adjusted Remains with a cool shot into the small net of the international Espoir (0-1, 33rd). Author of his thirteenth goal, the Lyon captain, ill, ultimately did not return to the field after the break and no doubt he then had difficulty recognizing his team from the bench.

After two last successes at home against Lille (3-1) then Nice (2-1) during which they were behind at the break each time, the Toulouse residents have in fact once again transformed themselves to overthrow a team Lyonnaise suddenly feverish.

And all this in five minutes. While they were pushing hard since returning from the locker room, Toulouse first equalized through the inevitable Thijs Dallinga, author of his fifth goal in seven games, his tenth of the season in L1 (1-1, 53rd).

Five minutes later, the Stadium burst into flames after the penalty converted by Swiss new international Vincent Sierro (2-1, 59th).

But the Lyon hero had already come off the bench. Returning ten minutes earlier, Ryan Cherki first allowed his team to tie the two teams (2-2, 77th) before offering a decisive pass from a corner to his defender Jake O’Brien (2-3, 81st).

A massive blow for a Toulouse team which, after an excellent series of three consecutive victories, is once again in difficulty after this second defeat in a row which only gives it a small cushion of four points over the barrage Nantes, which will host Strasbourg on Saturday.

The Lyonnais, now quite far from these concerns at the bottom of the table thanks to this tenth success in L1, for their part maintained their European dream by temporarily coming back to six points behind Nice (6th).

A little over two weeks before the reception of Valenciennes (L2) in the semi-final of the Coupe de France – another possible way to re-taste continental games – the Lyon season never seemed to be (re)launched on a positive note. also good rails.