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The 90th derby in history

Published on 05 October 2006 at 10:40 AM
Saturday, October 14 will be the 90th derby match between Olympique Lyonnais and Saint-Etienne. Let’s take a look back and also at the here and now...
84 League matches including four in Ligue 2 and five in the Coupe de France, have already been played between the neighbours. 17 league wins at the Stade Gerland for Lyon, including one in L2, 14 draws and 11 defeats, including one in L2. Six Lyon wins at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, 12 draws including one in L2 and 24 defeats including one in L2. 1969-79 was a particularly black year for the Olympians with a 7-1 defeat at the Stade Gerland and a 6-0 thrashing in ‘The Cauldron’. In the Coupe de France, OL has always eliminated Les Verts with four wins from five meetings.

Lyon’s last loss? At the Stade Gerland, itwas on February 26 1993, 0-2; At the Stade Geoffroy Guichard, it was on April 6 1994, 0-3. In the last eight games at the Stade Gerland Lyon have won six and drawn one as well as a penalty shootout win in the Coupe de France. In the last six games at Saint-Etienne, Lyon have won one and drawn five.

In the two squads, of the players that have already played this season in L1, Toulalan, Squillaci, Källström and Alou Diarra have never played in a derby for OL, just like Ilan, Dernis, Bilos, Heinz, Hautcoeur, Landrin, Sakho and Perquis for ASSE.

Coupet is the only player that has played for both teams in the derby, but he may be joined next weekend by Lamine Diatta. Coupet leads the way with 11 derby games under his belt (nine with OL) ahead of Sablé 9, Govou 7…
Sablé will be suspended, as will Landrin and Lyon’s Fred.
Coupet has only lost one derby: with ASSE, 1-0 on March 1995 at Gerland; he is undefeated in nine games with OL (five wins including the Coupe de France and four draws). At the Stade Gerland, he has only ever won (or qualified). He also drew with Saint-Etienne against OL at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

Juninho leads the current goalscorers with three goals (one free-kick and two penalties) ahead of Saint-Etienne’sFeindouno with two goals…

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