Even without an audience, even with two clubs in the middle of the table, the derby between Lyonnais and Stéphanois still has a good dose of flavor. This derby could also allow the Gones to join the Greens in the number of derbies won (44 before the meeting for ASSE, 43 for OL). Lyon has been running behind its neighbor since… 1956. “Lyon, the suburb of Saint-Etienne”, as the emblematic president of ASSE, Roger Rocher, had fun.
For a long time, the Rhone residents, despite being the favorites, struggled. To everyone’s surprise, Claude Puel’s men, who nevertheless remained on five losses, dominated the debates. Well organized, united, effective with a goal against his camp of Lopes, the goalkeeper of OL.
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Draft for an hour, the men of Rudi Garcia will then, finally, wake up. And rebel. By who ? Memphis, Aouar, Dembélé, the executives of the team? No, none of those. They were very average. Too average. Just like their club, with such a large workforce, but far too much on AC.
OL were saved by the one we did not expect. Tino Kadewere, 24, arrived this summer from Le Havre, in Ligue 2. For several games, Rudi Garcia installed him in the attacking trio. But Kadewere started on the bench. Entered in the 57th minute, the Zimbabwean made the powder speak. A madjer (65th) and a trickster’s goal (73rd) to offer such important success to his club. Where everything was far, far from perfect. A nice double for Kadewere, bereaved by the death of one of his older brothers, aged only 31, in August.
For the Greens, it’s terrible. With their current resources, they did everything well for a long time and Bouanga missed the ball of the equalizer on a penalty in the 87th. Cruel 6th defeat in a row for the Stéphanois, who languish in 15th place when their hated neighbor climbs back to 5th place, just two small points from 2nd place occupied by Lille, the goal of a Lyon absent from the Cup Europe this season.
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