Lisandro López | 2009-2011

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Lisandro López | 2009-2011

Postby PES Stats Database » 2013 Apr 17, 11:04


Lisandro when he came from Porto to Lyon was really fantastic. A fighter and a player with all the abilities. What it impressed me the most was his first touches. He had an amazing control of all ball, with all the part of his body. He killed long balls very easily. Of Course, his fighting spirit was something wich make him popular in France. He had also nice shots, great placement too. Nowadays, he's playing at the side and lost a lot of abilities like scoring into the box. He's also less fast than before. He was quick in his movements at his prime at Lyon and with a nice close control too to past oppositions.


Lisandro López (born 2 March 1983), sometimes known as Lisandro, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for Olympique Lyonnais in France.
Primarily a striker, he is also capable of playing on the wings. He is known for his movement, positional awareness and pace.
After starting out at Racing Club in 2003, López spent most of his professional career with Porto in Portugal and Lyon in France.
After the sale of Karim Benzema to Real Madrid in the summer of 2009, López replaced him at Olympique Lyonnais, being transferred for a fee of €24 million, plus a €4 million bonus subject to performances. On 8 August, he scored on his Ligue 1 debut from a last-minute free-kick at Le Mans FC, in a 2–2 draw. He added a hat-trick against R.S.C. Anderlecht in the second leg of the Champions League qualifying round, in an eventual 8–2 aggregate win.
On 4 November 2009, López scored a decisive equaliser in a group game against Liverpool to ensure Lyon qualified for the knockout stage. Four days later he netted twice in three minutes in a 5–5 ligue draw against Olympique de Marseille, adding a further three the following month, against Lille OSC: the visitors led it 3–1 at half-time, but were eventually defeated 3–4.
On 30 March 2010, Lisandro scored twice in the 3–1 home victory against FC Girondins de Bordeaux in the Champions League quarter-finals (3–2 aggregate win). He continued this good form with a goal in Lyon's 2–1 away win against Stade Rennais FC, four days later.
On the final day of the season, Lisandro assisted Miralem Pjanić in a 2–0 home win against Le Mans, a result which placed Lyon second in the league table, with the subsequent direct Champions League qualification. On 9 May 2010, he was named Ligue 1 Footballer of the Year.
On 2 October 2010 López scored in a 3–2 away win against AS Nancy, in Lyon's second win of the 2010–11 season. He added two in the next ligue fixture – one from a penalty kick – a 3–1 defeat of Lille at the Stade de Gerland. On 20 October he found the net again, against Benfica in a 2–0 Champions League group stage win.
After a one-month spell without a goal, López finally added to his account by grabbing a last-minute goal in a 3–1 away win against RC Lens. He added two in another away fixture, against Montpellier HSC (2–1, the second coming in the fifth minute of stoppage time). Three days later Lyon, needing a point to secure passage to the knockout stages of the Champions League, played host to Hapoel Tel Aviv FC, and he opened the scoring in the 62nd minute, in an eventual 2–2 home draw.
López scored again in the next game for Les Gones in a 2–0 win over Toulouse FC, putting them up to second place in the table. He also found the net in the following game, a 1–1 draw against title holders Marseille at the Stade Vélodrome.
On 6 March 2011, after six scoreless games, Lisandro scored a hat-trick in the 5–0 thrashing of AC Arles-Avignon. In the 27th matchday he continued his run, opening the scoring in a 2–0 away win against FC Sochaux-Montbéliard. On 10 April, he netted in the 90th minute in a 3–0 home win over Lens and found the net in the following two home fixtures (both 3–2 wins), against Montpellier and Marseille, with L'OL eventually finishing in third position; on the final day of the campaign he scored a goal in his team's 2–0 win over AS Monaco FC, condemning Les Rouge et Blanc to their first relegation in 35 years.
Lisandro started the 2011–12 campaign in fine form, scoring in Lyon's first two games, his first coming in the early stages of a 3–1 win at OGC Nice. The following weekend, against newly-promoted AC Ajaccio, he hit the post twice in the first ten minutes and had several shots saved by Guillermo Ochoa, but was able to salvage a point for new coach Remi Garde on his home debut with an excellent header in the 83rd minute.
On 8 January 2012, López scored a hat-trick in a 3–1 away win against AS Lyon Duchère for the season's Coupe de France. Three days later he netted the 2–1 winner against Lille in the campaign's Coupe de la Ligue, in the 64th minute; on the 22nd, in his 100th official game for Lyon, he scored against Vendée Luçon Football for the French Cup round-of-32.
On 28 April 2012, López helped Lyon grab victory in the French Cup final, scoring the game's only goal against US Quevilly.


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