Defeated at home by Strasbourg (1-2) on the last day, OL are plunged into turmoil. The Rhone club is ninth in Ligue 1, 17 points from the podium. Dimitri Liénard used the tense climate between the supporters and the Lyon players to overcome Les Gones.
In a complicated season, Strasbourg had to create an exploit to relaunch in Ligue 1. Before the trip to Lyon, the Alsatians had not won a match in the league since October 9. Dominated by OL, the Strasbourg residents reversed the trend thanks to unfailing realism, with only 27% possession during the match. After the defeat against Clermont and the draw against Nantes, Lyon are no longer advancing in Ligue 1. The Lyonnais can no longer perform well at home. A new weapon to exploit for the opponents of Les Gones who now know that OL are no longer supported by their public and therefore less comfortable in their lair.
The fans, OL’s Achilles’ heel
“Sometimes in football, it doesn’t take much to hit the opponent. We are outside, facing Lyon. We knew that the Lyon public was in between and that if we managed to sting OL quickly, the public could quickly turn against them. It went well for us this (Saturday) evening and it’s an encouraging first away win with the new coach. confided Dimitri Liénard who noticed that the Lyon public is very upset against the players of Laurent Blanc and that this can turn against Lyon. It must be said that several players from Laurent Blanc’s training were whistled, and in particular Karl Toko-Ekambi, who went crazy in the locker room after this treatment at Groupama Stadium. OL will play their next match against Ajaccio and will have to come away with the victory to count on the support of the fans during the next reception at Groupama Stadium against Stade Brestois.