Les Lyonnais won 2-0 in Lorraine, their 16th win of the season from 22 starts. They still count a 14 point lead over second placed Bordeaux.
With 14 games left this season, Sunday’s clash had a special importance, and not just for the 22 players on the field. “A lot of hopes are resting on us,” recognised Cheyrou on Bordeaux’s website.
Reactions after the match between OL and Bordeaux
French clubs will have to wait a longer before getting their Africans back. Their two biggest providers, Senegal and the Cote d'Ivoire, are continuing on their merry way at the CAN 2006.
Freezing temperatures greeted players for training on Saturday.