The final sprint in Ligue 1 is so close that it generates new rivalries. The chaotic end of the match between AS Monaco and Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday evening put the strain on relations between the two clubs, which had already deteriorated after the first leg in Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France quarter-final the previous week. . Yesterday evening, AS Monaco wanted to officially respond to the accusations of the Lyonnais, mainly Rudi Garcia and Jean-Michel Aulas, on the responsibilities of the final fight.
The resentment between the two teams would well have its source in the heart of the two previous matches, as L’Equipe explains. The Monegasques would thus blame the arrogance of the Lyonnais during their 4-1 victory in the first leg in L1, while the Lyonnais did not taste Volland’s tackle on Paqueta in the Coupe de France or the joy deemed too demonstrative in the locker room. following qualification. So these are the basic ingredients that immediately spiced up the shock of Sunday evening. The scenario of the meeting and the usual quarters which punctuate the matches continued to strain the actors, and the provocations of some made others slip.
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The jostling on the ground brought down Christophe Ravis, the safety manager of OL, but also Daniel, a member of the safety of the Rhone club. Pellegri attacks Paolo Rongoni, OL’s physical trainer. But the Italian striker of AS Monaco would have responded to the initial chambering of Rongoni during the meeting, and in particular after Marcelo’s goal. The Brazilian defender, who also received a red card contested by OL, would also have had a not very elegant attitude, which was criticized by Wissam Ben Yedder.
If OL quickly replied in the media by designating the Monegasques as responsible, AS Monaco took their time to respond. The images unveiled by Canal Plus on Monday evening do not shed light on a serious gesture, but the sanctions still promise to be spiced up Wednesday evening at the end of the disciplinary committee. The players affected by the red card (De Sciglio, Marcelo, Pellegri, Geubbels) could well get two firm matches, or even three matches, which would deprive them of the end of the season. Others involved, seen in the pictures but not present in the referee’s report, should not be concerned.