For the supporters of Lyon and Saint-Étienne, it is the most important match of the year. Unfortunately without an audience, the boiling hot derby will end this 10th day of Ligue 1 on Sunday, November 8, which will also have been marked by the PSG-Rennes, Strasbourg-Marseille shocks, or another derby: Nice-Monaco.
Casually, the Ligue 1 Uber Eats is already in the quarter of the 2020-21 season. After a catastrophic start, PSG has resumed its usual cruising speed and has already regained its leadership position, which it intends to keep until next June.
This 10th day begins on Friday with a highly anticipated Strasbourg-Marseille, after the new slap received by OM in Porto in the Champions League (3-0 defeat). Now being the worst team in the history of the competition tied with Anderlecht (12 defeats in a row), Marseille seems not to like travel to Europe, and must therefore ensure and be reassured in France. A reaction expected Friday November 6 at 9:00 p.m., live on Téléfoot. The next day, Saturday November 7, Bordeaux receives Montpellier at 5:00 p.m., also on Téléfoot, with the two teams having the possibility of joining the leading peloton in the event of victory. At 9:00 p.m. on Téléfoot and Canal +, which co-broadcast the meeting, it’s the big shock of the day: PSG-Rennes, the 1st who receives the 3rd. The opportunity for the capital club, deprived of Neymar, to distance a rival, or for Stade Rennais to confirm its ambitions by obtaining a good result at the Parc des Princes.
Like every Sunday, Ligue 1 returns to our screens from 1:00 p.m., with an enticing Brest-Lille on Téléfoot. Surely 2 of the French teams who are playing the best game at the start of the season. Which pays off for one (Lille, 2nd), but not too much for the other (Brest, 14th). At 3:00 p.m., 4 matches take place at the same time, and it is possible to follow the highlights of each of them in Multi Ligue 1 on Téléfoot, or to watch a specific match on a dedicated channel. The full program can be found at the end of this article. And at 5:00 p.m. on Canal +, the saga of derbies begins in Ligue 1. Head for the Côte d’Azur first, with Nice-Monaco. The 4th receives the 8th, while at kick-off, 3 points separate the enemy neighbors. Clearly the match not to lose. At 9:00 p.m., we stay in a very belligerent atmosphere with 2 teams who hate each other, for Lyon-Saint-Étienne, to follow live on Téléfoot.
Derby or not derby, that is the question
A derby, by definition, is an opposition between 2 rival clubs from the same city, or the same region. In Spain, there are Real Madrid-Atlético Madrid, FC Sevilla-Betis Sevilla, FC Barcelona-Espanyol Barcelona and others. In England, there are the legendary Liverpool-Manchester United, Everton-Liverpool, Manchester United-Manchester City, Leeds-Manchester United, and every weekend a London derby (currently 6 Premier League clubs are from the capital). In Italy, there is Juventus-Torino, or Milan AC-Inter Milan, and in Scotland, the legendary Old Firm between Celtic Glasgow and Glasgow Rangers. In France, derbies between clubs in the same city do not exist, since it is already difficult to have 2 professional clubs in the same metropolis … So we fall back on regional derbies. Among the hottest, Lens-Lille, Nice-Monaco, Metz-Nancy, Ajaccio-Bastia, Montpellier-Nîmes, Strasbourg-Metz, Nantes-Bordeaux, Rennes-Lorient, and therefore Lyon-Saint-Étienne, the Rhônalpin derby.
A bit like Lille-Lens, Lyon-Saint-Étienne, it is the opposition between 2 geographically close clubs, but also 2 cities: one “bourgeois”, and the other “popular”. Obviously, the supporters of both teams hate each other, and the players too. Especially since the 2 clubs being quite focused on training, some have been competing for a very long time, in the youth teams, and / or have learned to hate the neighbor. Between insulting tifos, banners, chants for chambering, and fights between the players, there has always been a spectacle on the field and in the stands. Sometimes even the leaders, like Jean-Michel Aulas, who add fuel to the fire. We remember the statement of the president of OL, in 2010, who said that Saint-Étienne “could only play the Champions League on PlayStation”. Suddenly in 2011, a Saint Etienne supporter came to the stands to offer him … a PlayStation. A good-natured room, even if it was not always the case, with sometimes particularly offensive banners. In short, a real good big rivalry.
The tension should be palpable once again during Lyon-Saint-Étienne, this Sunday, November 8 at 9 p.m. on Téléfoot. Especially since the kickoff, we will be 43 wins for OL, 33 draws, and 44 wins for Saint-Étienne. The opportunity to put the ball back in the center?
The full program for the 10th day of Ligue 1
Friday November 6
- 9:00 p.m .: Strasbourg – Marseille, live on Téléfoot
Saturday November 7
- 5:00 p.m .: Bordeaux – Montpellier, live on Téléfoot
- 9:00 p.m .: PSG – Rennes, live on Téléfoot and Canal +
Sunday November 8
- 13h00: Brest – Lille, live on Téléfoot
- 3:00 p.m .: Multi Ligue 1, live on Téléfoot
- 3:00 p.m .: Lens – Reims, live on Téléfoot Stadium 1
- 3:00 p.m .: Lorient – Nantes, live on Téléfoot Stadium 2
- 3:00 p.m .: Metz – Dijon, live on Téléfoot Stadium 3
- 3:00 p.m .: Nîmes – Angers, live on Téléfoot Stadium 4
- 5:00 p.m .: Nice – Monaco, live on Canal +
- 9:00 p.m .: Lyon – Saint-Étienne, live on Téléfoot
Follow the 7th day of Ligue 1 on Téléfoot, available in a pack with RMC Sport (at only € 19.90 at the moment for SFR subscribers), as well as on Canal +, also available from the SFR box.
Source: RMC Sport