Miguel Trauco was in great difficulty on Sunday night against a sometimes elusive Léo Dubois.

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  • ASSE suffered the heaviest defeat in its history on Sunday in a derby at home (0-5).

  • Manhandled from start to finish by the band at Rudi Garcia, the Stéphanois did not exist in this really unbalanced shock.

  • 16th in Ligue 1, Sainté is only four points ahead of the barrage, Dijon.

At the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium,

In this tender Ligue 1, we can turn at 0.9 points per match, having won only one match in four months (and therefore 18 days) while maintaining four lengths ahead of the barrage (Dijon).

Even if it seems hard to believe, there are still clubs worse off than ASSE this season.

After having stood up to several big (supposed) in the championship, from OM (0-2) to PSG (1-1), via Monaco (2-2) and Losc (1-1), the Greens thought they had their chance on Sunday against neighboring Lyon.

But if the derby to go to Parc OL (2-1) turned to nothing (doubled by Tino Kadewere in nine minutes, penalty missed by Denis Bouanga…), it turned to the correctional.

"We are angry with ourselves after making it easier for this Lyon team, after conceding so many goals on set times," says Claude Puel.

On the day of a derby, we don't accept it.


"We simply did not know how to exist"

And for good reason, almost harmless for centuries on set pieces, OL strangely scored four of their five goals of the evening in this register.

With the climax of this

disaster class

the head against his camp of Denis Bouanga (0-5, 82nd), one of the many players from Saint-Etienne affected recently by the Covid-19.

“We felt capable of doing something but we must have been disillusioned too quickly,” continues Claude Puel.

We were too poor in the recovery, on defensive aspects such as set pieces.

From there, we simply did not know how to exist.


Could the match really have taken a different turn if Aïmen Moueffek had opened the scoring from the 1st minute of play?

Nothing is less certain given the 19 shots on target at 3 in favor of a ruthless OL.

"Punished", Claude Puel's men quickly bowed their heads for good, despite the correct entries from Arnaud Nordin and Denis Bouanga at the break.

"We ran a lot in the void"

Abandoned and powerless, Jessy Moulin even preferred to keep the ball for long seconds rather than risk losing it, after the fifth goal conceded.

From the press gallery, we have sometimes heard him attack his central defenders, mystified twice by a Marcelo who has become an almost permanent danger in the face of such a defense.

His official bodyguard Timothée Kolodziejczak shared his difficult match on the Téléfoot channel.

It's a dirty night.

We were taken for a ride from the first to the last minute.

We ran a lot in the void.

We were not compact, not biting enough.

Tonight, we haven't seen the light of day.

There were several classes of difference between them and us.

It's a big slap, we are downcast but we will have to start again because there is support to be sought at the end of the season.


More than ever, the Greens' goal cannot be elsewhere by May.

"I hope we will get our ideas right," Claude Puel slips timidly.

Apart from an incredible twist, this one should not suffer the same fate as Oscar Garcia, sacked after a


in the derby in November 2017.


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