PostHeaderIcon Ligue 1: 1ère journée

Stade de Gerland, Lyon.
10 August 2013.

After a surprisingly unimpressive pre-season performance with a draw and four losses (scoring a goal and conceding ten) recorded, there were doubts of OGC Nice‘s success in the new season, whether they would be good enough to emulate last season’s achievement or to even surpass it. Being faithful supporters of the club ( 😆 ), we were adamant not to let ourselves get carried away by such useless negative thoughts. We kept repeating the old mantra “it’s just a friendly” after each loss, hoping that the poor form would not continue into the season.

Les Aiglons travelled to Stade de Gerland for the opening game of the new footballing year to face last season’s second runners-up Olympique Lyonnais who finished three points above them.

The result? A trashing 4-0 defeat. The first half however wasn’t that bad – after Lyon’s Lacazette opened the score Nice seemed to have woken up and began to play decent football, creating chances and pushing Lyon’s defence deeper and deeper. But then came the half-time whistle, and after the restart everything went wrong. “After half-time we had been inexistant,” admitted team captain Didier Digard.

So that’s it. At rock bottom. Not the best start to the season.

Matchday 1: Olympique Lyonnais 4-0 OGC Nice, 20th.


Ligue 1 – Résumé de la 1ère journée – 2013/2014 by Ligue1-Officiel

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