J-7 before OL – Lille (CDL): Looking back at the OL-Cannes semifinal in 1996
1995-96 Season : OL – Cannes 1-0This 1995-96 edition, only the second in history, remains as the very first OL epic in the Coupe de la Ligue. After dismissing Angers, Amiens and Monaco, Lyon hosted AS Cannes, another side in D1 and Europe the previous season. Having already eliminated them the season before, they reproduced their performance in this semifinal with a 1-0 win at the Stade Gerland. 19-year-old Ludovic Giuly, in his first year as a professiona and a few days before scoring the famous derby goal, gave his side qualification for their first national cup final since 1976.
Tuesday, February 13, 1996, at Stade Gerland.
CDL (semifinal) : OL – AS Cannes 1-0 (1-0)
Goal : Giuly (8’) for OL.
OL : Olmeta, Laville, Marcelo, Anselmini, Sassus, Casanova (Devaux, 86’), Deplace, Roy, Gava (Assadourian, 72’), Bardon (Roche, 63’), Giuly. Manager: Guy Stéphan.