OL can officially no longer finish on the podium
Moussa Dembélé against Angers (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE / AFP)
With Monaco’s victory on Friday against Lille, OL can no longer finish on the podium at the end of the season. It will be the 3rd time in a row that the club does not finish in the top three. A first since the period from 1995 to 1998.
There was still 0.1% left before the start of the 36th day to see theOL miraculously finish on the Ligue 1 podium at the end of the 2022-2023 season Opta. The hopes were more than slim and are now nil. Going to fight Lille (1-2) on his lawn, Friday night, theAS Monaco officially knocked OL out of the race for the podium with three rounds remaining. The Lyon objective at the end of the season is obviously elsewhere with above all 5th and 6th place in the sights.
A drought in the 90s before the rebound
Only this formalization confirms a third season in a row without the slightest podium for theOL and therefore without the Champions League at stake. You have to go back to a period between 1995 and 1998 to find traces of such a dark series for the Lyon club (11th, 8th, 6th) before chaining three podiums then successes and titles a few years later. Let’s just hope history repeats itself…