The electric match from December 18, 2016 at Louis II seems only a distant memory, between Monaco and Lyon. — V. Hache / AFP
Only 8th in League 1, the OL is already playing big this Friday (20.45) in welcoming the Monegasque Park OL.
A shock that is not going to be with a real spirit of rivalry, the main attacks of the club lyonnais for the PSG in the past few months.
Of tough rivalries are already in existence for less than that. On December 18, 2016, the success lyonnais (1-3) to Louis II had been marked by pétages lead to Mendy on Tolisso, Subasic and Glik on Valbuena and then by an output media as rare as a razor-sharp Vadim Vasilyev.
“I’m going to say out loud what everyone thinks everything down : The OL is promoted by the arbitration “, let go, then the vice-president of the AS Monaco. Ten months later, the shock Ligue 1, which takes place this Friday (20: 45 cet at the Parc OL, promises to be yet without real animosity.
“Everything is still relatively quiet out there”
Why the club of lyon and its president do they put so much energy to tackle the PSG for long months while the eventual fight for the second place expected should without a doubt get to play with the DSO ? “The president Aulas fight came to an abrupt but coherent operation of club in Paris,” said the former striker lyonnais Sidney Govou. With Monaco, the deal is different. Everything is still relatively quiet out there so the turn of events against Lyon last year I was surprised. “
No controversy had also erupted when the return match was won by Monaco (1-2). In July, JMA has even pointed out the famous “tax benefits” of the WSA. “If he felt that this fight was worth it, he would talk all the days, believe me,” smiled Sidney Govou.
“Join forces to annoy the maximum PSG”
“The Parisians are so in any other sphere that it doesn’t surprise me to see clubs attack as well, writes Frédéric Piquionne, ex-player of Monaco and OL. They should unite their forces to annoy the maximum of the PSG. “For Govou, Lyon is especially wrong in looking for a rivalry.
“Nobody can fight in Paris so let’s focus already on us. Today, Lyon is 8th [six points of Monaco, current runners-up to PSG], and there are in the world in front of L1. You can’t lose as many players, and attack the season by announcing to want to win the Europa League and finish second in the championship. “
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