For the trip to Monaco, Gérard Houllier has announced the following 18-man squad: Coupet, Vercoutre - Réveillère, Clerc, Müller, Cris, Monsoreau, Clément, Tiago, Juninho, Pedretti, Govou, Wiltord, Malouda, Fred, Benzema, Ben Arfa, Carew.
OL were defeated for the first time away from home in the league since March 2005, at Caen. They also conceded two goals away from the Stade Gerland for the first time in the league in a very long time. OL's lead over second-placed Bordeaux is now 14 points.
When there’s only the league left and the dice have already been rolled... When there’s only the trophy to lift (again) in four matches time... What could possibly quench Lyon’s thirst? To win in the face of adversity... and never give up...
At the end of January there were 22 points separating Monaco and Lyon. 11 matches later, that difference has blown out to 32. This Sunday, the two sides finally meet after the Week 24 game was postponed due to an unplayable pitch.