Finally, Olympique Lyonnais is also a very aggressive team when they lose the ball. From the start of the Champions League final, they applied a very intense counter-press with players moving forward and surrounding the ball holder. This combined with additional players blocking the nearest passing lines, helped Lyon recover the ball fast in the opponent’s side of the field.
As we can see below, three players are surrounding the ball holder, who has no time to think and look for options to play the ball. In this case, Lyon did not manage to recover the ball, but they did hinder Barcelona’s attack, which had to be restarted from the center backs. In that situation, were ready to apply high pressure again, as we saw earlier.