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What makes it the biggest derby in France? Here is the recipe:
The rivalry between those two cities is hundreds of years old! They have been the two main cities of the region since middle age, being only 50 km apart. Historically, Saint Etienne is known to be a powerful industrial city in the region, particularly developed in mining. Lyon has been home to many important discoveries since the Renaissance and is more associated with an intelligent way of living, often labelled as “bourgeois”.
Football-wise, back in the 1960-1970, the Saint Etienne Football Association was outrageously dominating french football for twenty years, eventually reaching a Champions League final in 1976. If you were to find a french football fan that knew this era, it is most likely they are fans or at least sympathised of ASSE! At that time, Lyon was still an average french team, before taking over the lead over French football in the 2000s, just as outrageously, eventually winning 7 back to back championships. What makes it an even more amazing derby is that throughout history, all games played between those two have resulted in a perfect overall tie! Meaning every game is a chance for one of them to overpass the rival!
This matchday experience offers you the opportunity to live this amazing derby from the inside, with an in-depth exploration of the city of Lyon, the “City of Lights”. Myself, Kevin, your Lyonnais host, will take you everywhere you have to go to bring back unforgettable memories of your city trip in Lyon, including a memorable city panorama from the top of the Fourvière hill, gifting you with a one in a million view, up to the Alpes Mountains.
You will enjoy the derby and many more in the brand new Groupama Stadium built-in 2016. This stadium is a true jewel, inside and outside, and there are plenty of activities to do around! As for the game, brace yourselves! The atmosphere on derby day is volcanic! OL ultras groups and fans located behind both goals will make great shows all along the game and won’t stop singing until it’s over. The activity between the two corners of the stadium is sensational. I will give you very understandable insight of the club, its stadium, its fans so that you don’t miss any detail and live this game to the fullest !