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UCL : OL become the first French side to eliminate Juventus!

Published on 08 August 2020 at 9:00 AM
UCL : l’OL, premier bourreau français de la Juventus !
By beating Juventus on Friday night in the Champions League round of 16, OL became the first French club to eliminate the Old Lady from the finals of a European competition.

It’s no small feat that Rudi Garcia’s men have just achieved! While Juventus has mostly had an easy time of it against French clubs, OL managed to bring the Old Lady down on the continental stage. It was a real historic performance in getting rid of the Turin side, Jean-Michel Aulas's side have simply become the first French club to eliminate Juventus from European competition in a knockout tournament.

 

But it wasn't for lack of trying. The Italian champions had never tasted elimination in the 11 times that they had met a French team. PSG (3 times), Monaco (3 times), Bordeaux (2 times), Marseille (1 time) and Nantes (1 time) had already stumbled, just like OL had during the 2013-14 season on the occasion of a quarterfinal of the Europa League. Lyon have put an end to these travails, making for a moment of beautiful revenge.

 

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