The 119th derby between Saint-Etienne and Lyon fired Sunday, Oct. 6, in favor of ASSE after a goal from his striker, Robert Beric (90th, 1-0), after the time regulation. A successful operation for Claude Puel for his first game on the bench of the Greens, while he had occupied that of the OL in the late 2000s.
In a derby closed and poor opportunities due to the defensive discipline of the 22 actors, Stéphanois and Lyonnais have long remained silent in the last 25 meters, although the ASSE could have opened the scoring on a shot by Boudebouz (deviated on his post by the Lyon keeper, 19th).
In the second half, Bouanga showed two strikes (54th, 62nd) deflected by Lopes. OL, for its part, thought the opening goal on Aouar's shot between the legs of goalkeeper Moulin Moulin (60), but the goal was finally whistled offside. The Lyonnais could also have made the difference later (73rd, 77th), not to mention the pitched ball Aouar (86th) passed a few inches from the goal of Etienne.
But it was finally after regulation time that Green striker Robert Beric capsized the Geoffroy Guichard stadium on a crossed head that left Lopes helpless. In Ligue 1, Saint-Étienne blows and passes from the 20th and last place in the 13th, in front of his opponent in the evening (14th place).