Retro: Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 Lyon

A look back at Olympique Lyonnais’ second visit to Britain, in December 1967. Match Date: Wednesday 13th December 1967, K.O. 19:45.Venue: White Hart Lane, London.Competition: European Cup Winners’ Cup (Second Round, Second Leg) Just over six years after their first visit to the home of football, Olympique Lyonnais returned to England, touching down in London …

Retro: Sheffield Wednesday 5-2 Lyon

A look back at Olympique Lyonnais’ first ever visit to Britain, in October 1961. Match Date: Wednesday 4th October 1961, K.O. 19:15.Venue: Hillsborough, Sheffield.Competition: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup (First Round, Second Leg) Nineteen Sixty One had already been a momentous year. John F Kennedy had been inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States, Yuri …

Lyon hold on against Brest

Olympique Lyonnais survived a late onslaught by a tenacious Brest side to escape from Brittany with a scarcely deserved 3-2 win and return to top spot in Ligue 1 ahead of the remainder of the weekend programme, which affords title rivals Lille and PSG the opportunity to leapfrog them again when they face Lorient and …

Retro: Bournemouth 3-0 Lyon

A look back at Olympique Lyonnais’ visit to the south coast of England in Summer 2019. Match Date: Saturday 3rd August 2019, K.O. 15:30.Venue: The Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth. Less than a week after their Emirates Cup win in London, Lyon returned to British soil for a first ever meeting with Bournemouth. Canadian/Cuban-American duo Shawn Mendes …

Dubois stunner sinks Bordeaux

A spectacular injury time winner from Lyon right-back Leo Dubois snatched a last gasp victory against Bordeaux at the Groupama Stadium on Friday night. The France international had advanced down the right flank and into a little bit of space inside the visitors’ penalty area when a speculative cross from substitute Maxwel Cornet found its …

Saint-Etienne 0-5 Olympique Lyonnais

Lyon swept aside Saint-Etienne with a crushing 5-0 win at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard to complete a Ligue 1 double over their bitter rivals and maintain the pressure on PSG and Lille at the top of the table. Back in November, Lyon had won this season’s first edition of the Rhône-Alpes derby 2-1 at the Groupama …

Islam Slimani

Islam Slimani was signed by Olympique Lyonnais in the January 2021 transfer window to bolster the squad’s attacking options in the light of Moussa Dembélé‘s departure on loan to Atletico Madrid. The thirty-two year old Algerian international striker arrived on a free transfer from English Premier League club Leicester City on an eighteen month contract, …