Archive for category: Olympique Lyonnais

PREVIEW: Lyon vs SM Caen – Week 18

PREVIEW: Lyon vs SM Caen – Week 18

With no European football to distract them, Lyon kick Week 18 of the Ligue 1 season with a must-win home tie against Caen on Friday night. After defeat in the Derby du Rhone against Saint-Etienne, Les Gones have bounced back well, with wins over Stade de Reims and Evian Thonon […]

Preview: Lyon v Stade de Reims – Bouncebackability

Preview: Lyon v Stade de Reims – Bouncebackability

– 3-0 defeat to your biggest rival? Check. – The end of an unbeaten run at said rival’s home ground that stretched back 20 years? Check. – Missed a penalty and generally played awfully? Check. – Momentum from a three-month-long unbeaten streak gone out the window? Well let’s see about […]

OGC Nice v Olympique Lyonnais: Swifter than eagles; stronger than lions

OGC Nice v Olympique Lyonnais: Swifter than eagles; stronger than lions

So, game 12. After the Olympico last round, and looking forward to the Classico in the next, there is maybe not a stand-out match in this round. It feels a bit like everyone is waiting for the cymbals to clash and the trumpets to blare at the Parc des Princes next […]

Lyon Back on Track – The Kids are Alright

Lyon Back on Track – The Kids are Alright

Allow me, if you will, to rewind the clock to 17 May 2014. Lyon had just won their final game of the season away at Nice to secure a 5th place finish in Ligue 1. It was the culmination of an disappointing campaign overall which had seen them as low […]

Olympique Lyonnais v Olympique de Marseille: Return to the old days

Olympique Lyonnais v Olympique de Marseille: Return to the old days

In some ways, it feels like a bit of a return to the days of Le Championnat before Qatari and Russian billionaires took over at PSG and Monaco. The days in which former giants Marseille, and more particularly Lyon, were the form teams in the league, and where an Olympico fixture […]

Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Water way to bounce back

Five reasons to watch Ligue 1: Water way to bounce back

Water way to bounce back Marseille’s run of victories has been well documented of late but can you name the other team who over the last three rounds of matches have matched their winning ways? You may think PSG perhaps? Bordeaux possibly? Lyon maybe? Nope, it is Evian Thonon Gaillard. […]

Preview: A Tale of Two Cities – Paris Saint-Germain vs Lyon

Preview: A Tale of Two Cities – Paris Saint-Germain vs Lyon

Paris Saint Germain and Olympique Lyonnais.  Two of France’s most famous and best supported clubs, but fans of each might now be starting to have differing opinions of their respective teams. Both have made frustrating starts to the season; however, while one team may have turned a corner, the other […]

Five Reasons to Watch Ligue 1: Hello, Goodbye! The Return of Gourcuff

Five Reasons to Watch Ligue 1: Hello, Goodbye! The Return of Gourcuff

Hello, Goodbye. Friday night sees Lyon host Monaco in a game about the return and departure of key players.  Both teams have had shaky starts to the season with les Gones winless since their opening week victory over Rennes.  As has been well documented, injuries have played a part in […]