Archive for category: Olympique Lyonnais

Olympique Lyonnais Stars Warm up for the World Cup with poker hands

Olympique Lyonnais Stars Warm up for the World Cup with poker hands

Former Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper Rémy Vercoutre may be known for having a reasonably safe pair of hands – but according to a recent video ad for the Poker Stars website – midfielder Clément Grenier has even bigger hands. Of course you have to know at least a little Francais to […]

Henri Bedimo: The Lyon Lion that’s Deadly on the Left

Henri Bedimo: The Lyon Lion that’s Deadly on the Left

Cameroon are heading to their seventh World Cup this summer, since making their debut in 1982 – and this time they will be playing the hosts as they attempt to get out of their group for only the second time. In 1990, they beat Argentina and Romania in the group, […]

Olympique Lyonnais: 2013/14 Season Review

Olympique Lyonnais: 2013/14 Season Review

The 2013-14 season will perhaps be looked back on as one of missed opportunities for Lyon but will be remembered for bringing Remi Garde’s time in charge to an end. It had looked so promising heading into the season. Lyon were set to compete in the Champions League and possessed […]

Infograph: Lyon’s Maxime Gonalons – Leading by example

Infograph: Lyon’s Maxime Gonalons – Leading by example

Lyon captain Maxime Gonalons looks set to leave Ligue 1 this summer. The French midfielder was named in Didier Deschamps’ reserve list on Tuesday and, barring an injury, he will not be travelling to Brazil this summer. The next move for the 25-year-old will likely be to Italy, with Serie […]

Preview: The Olympico – Marseille v Lyon

Preview: The Olympico – Marseille v Lyon

This Sunday sees one of the classic confrontations in Ligue 1 as Olympique Marseille take on Olympique Lyonnais in a match that we like to call “The Olympico”. Sixth plays Fifth, with five points between them, and a place in Europe is at stake. As Marseille continue to try to […]

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 […]