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After OL - Reims: Anthony Lopes, a clean sheet for his 350th appearance

Published on 30 November 2020 at 12:00 PM
Après OL – Reims : Anthony Lopes, un clean sheet pour sa 350ème
OL's academy-trained goalkeeper Anthony Lopes celebrated his 350th appearance for Lyon this Sunday afternoon against Reims.

The stat

350. Anthony Lopes continues to make history with. Against Reims this Sunday, the goalkeeper, a native of Givors, played his 350th game in the jersey of the club where came through the Academy,  a record of 255 games in Ligue 1, 66 in Europe and 29 in domestic cups. After passing Juninho and his 344 matches a few weeks ago, he crossed a symbolic bar before most likely grabbing a few places in the ranking of the most capped players.

 

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. OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS APPEARANCE LEADERS  .

1

Chiesa Serge

1969-83

542

2

Coupet Grégory

1996-08

519

3

Di Nallo Fleury

1960-75

494

4

Chauveau Yves

1964-82

490

5

Mignot Aimé

1955-67

425

6

Govou Sidney

1999-10

412

7

Réveillère Anthony

2003-13

400

8

Rambert Angel

1960-70

380

9

Lopes Anthony 

2012-

350

10

Juninho

2001-09

344

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Gonalons Maxime

2009-17

344

 

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The reaction

It's a pleasure. I don't plan to stop here, far from that. I just passed Juninho; he's a club legend. I would have liked to have celebrated my 350th game with the supporters and a full stadium. Some people try to dirty everything I've done, but that's part of the job. I have had a difficult week. We have to stay focused, keeping working, that's all that is true at present. I disregard those people who would make accusations about how I play -- I adapt, I'm used to it. I keep moving forward.

 

The photo

 

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Anthony Lopes sprints with a big smile and crosses the entire pitch to congratulate Moussa Dembélé, once again among the goals after a long period without scoring.

 

The performance

Less busy but ever vigilant. Anthony Lopes had a quieter match than recently, but a very good intervention to stop the second leading scorer in the league, Boulaye Dia, a few seconds before the break was quite decisive in setting the tone of the match. The 30-year-old goalkeeper allowed his team to enter the locker room with a goal lead and full confidence. This is his fourth clean sheet of the season, and the second in a row after Angers.

 

An homage from Juninho

He's a kid who's steeped in the club. We know the difficulties he experienced at the start. Many thought he couldn't get far. Today he is one of the best goalkeepers in Europe. I am very happy for him. He is an example to others. There are some things that cannot be bought in life. Playing 350 games with OL at only 30 is a privilege, and he also sees it like that.

 

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