A new derby in the form of a split. AS Saint-Étienne, last of D1 Arkéma, receives Lyon leader of the championship this Saturday at the Parc des Sports de l’Etivallière.
Since the 1st derby in October 2009, the report is clear: 20 matches, 20 defeats for ASSE and often with scores that are unfortunately more similar to tennis. Lyonnaises and Stéphanoises do not fight in the same category and the rivalry, the special character of this match is not enough to level the values.
We can’t wait for next week – Jérôme Bonnet
Engage in a race to maintain, the Vertes and their coach Jerôme Bonnet are already looking after this derby: “We can’t wait to meet this team but we are also looking forward to next week to face other teams to start a series of matches which will be crucial. The objective is to prepare for the after Lyon“.
Will we one day see a women’s derby in Geoffroy-Guichard?
This derby which could have been played at Geoffroy-Guichard. The boys playing outside this weekend. The question arose at the club before choosing to maintain the meeting at the Salif-Keita stadium in Etivallière. A reasonable choice for Vertes defender Léonie Multarie: “I don’t know the exact difference but I think the Cauldron field is bigger. When we play against a team like Lyon where it plays fast and where there is a lot of movement it is probably better for us to stay on the Salif-Keita“.
A thousand spectators expected
The Greens who hope, like their male counterparts in recent weeks, for maximum popular support. About a thousand people are expected at the Etivallière Sports Park.