At a time when France is battling with Portugal to retain its rank as the fifth European nation, OL are still doing as much on the continental scene.
Two weeks after taking the measure of Rangers in Glasgow for their European debut this season, the Lyonnais put it back in front of Brondby, at home, 3-0 winners this Thursday night in the 2e lifting of the Europa League. A result which allows them to consolidate their leadership in Pool A, with two lengths ahead of a Sparta Prague falling from Rangers at the same time (1-0).
To do this, the Gones relied in particular on an excellent Camp Store, double scorer in the second half (64e, 71e) and even decisive passer for the benefit ofAouar at the end of the game (86e). The perfect illustration of a certain rise in power for Peter Bosz’s men, who were certainly upset by Lorient last weekend in the league (1-1), but after having been reduced to ten prematurely.
126 European Cup victories
As for Europe, OL in any case responds once again present. With on arrival this evening a 126e continental victory – in 264 matches in all competitions. Only the PSG counts as much success on a European scale among French clubs. Bordeaux (103), loon (98) and Monaco (82) completing the top 5 in this area. Anything but anecdotal at a time when France must fiercely defend its place as the fifth nation of the Old Continent against Portugal.