Archive for category: Olympique Lyonnais

Europa League Last 16 : Lyon v Viktoria Plzen

Europa League Last 16 : Lyon v Viktoria Plzen

Yet again, Lyon have Thursday Night FootballTM with a key Ligue 1 match looming just behind it; yet again, Remi Garde has to try to keep several plates spinning simultaneously. As they prepare to welcome Viktoria Plzen to Gerland, with injuries to Gourcuff and Grenier ruling them out and Henri […]

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

The six-way race for Europe is coming to the boil

With 11 rounds left to play until the curtain falls on the 2013-2014 season, the race for Le Championnat is pretty much over. Except for a major cataclysm at the Camp des Loges, Paris will secure back-to-back Ligue 1 victories, as AS Monaco manager Claudio Ranieri himself admitted before facing […]

Europa League: Lyon v Chernomorets Odessa

Europa League: Lyon v Chernomorets Odessa

This Thursday, Lyon welcome Chernomorets Odessa to the Stade Gerland for their seizièmes de finale second leg, after a goalless draw in Ukraine last week. There was much talk before the first leg about the squad selected by Remi Garde, with a choix entraineur list so long it didn’t fit on L’Equipe’s […]

Bright future ahead for young star Clement Grenier

Bright future ahead for young star Clement Grenier

Just before the January transfer window closed, Clement Grenier rejected a move to Newcastle United and on the face of it that is definitely for the best. Grenier is a wonderfully talented young player and he has all the capabilities to succeed in England but that definitely wasn’t the right move for […]

Coupe de France: Lyon v RC Lens

Coupe de France: Lyon v RC Lens

In the final Coupe de France match of the round two sides with proud histories go head to head. Lyon were winners of the competition in 2012 when they defeated 4th tier Quevilly thanks to a solitary Lisandro Lopez goal. That was their fifth time lifting the trophy – their […]

Coupe de France: AS Yzeure vs Olympique Lyonnais

Coupe de France: AS Yzeure vs Olympique Lyonnais

One of the big heroes of the last round of the Coupe de France were CFA’s Yzeure, who giant-killed Ligue 1 side Lorient 1-0, through Steve Mbida’s first half strike. For a fourth-tier team to beat a side from the top division is impressive enough; to overcome one of Ligue […]

Coupe de France: La Suze-sur-Sarthe vs Lyon

La Suze host Lyon in this cup fixture due to be held at MMArena, a stadium in which Le Mans play their home games.  It remains to be seen whether Lyon will display a strong line-up for this confrontation but it does not seem like an upset will be on […]

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

Coupe de la Ligue : Review and Draw

The huitiemes are done, and there were some great matches to enjoy. Our predictions were half-right, as ever, but you can watch highlights and check out who has who in the next round below. Nantes v Auxerre Prediction: Auxerre win, narrowly, in a hopefully high-scoring encounter. Let’s say 3-2. Result […]