• Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes narrowly avoids disaster as firecracker explodes inches away from him

    Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes narrowly avoids disaster as firecracker explodes inches away from him

    Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was sent to hospital after being struck by a firecracker in Lyon’s game against Metz. The match was subsequently abandoned.

    However, Lopes narrowly avoided a far more serious injury by rolling away in the nick of time as the firecracker exploded on the spot where he was receiving treatment.

    Metz took a first-half lead at the Stade Saint-Symphorien, but the home fans responded by throwing projectiles at the visiting goalkeeper.

    Lopes was surrounded by concerned players and the Lyon […]

  • Lyon deny Valbuena ‘despicable’ death claim

    Lyon deny Valbuena ‘despicable’ death claim

    Lyon have hit out at “despicable” social media reports that claimed French international Mathieu Valbuena had died.

    “Mathieu Valbuena is happily alive and well contrary to what those despicable individuals are spreading on Twitter,” the club tweeted on Monday, alongside a photograph of the player.

    The Ligue 1 side acted after a number of social media posts claimed the 32-year-old died on Sunday.

    “Lyon are horrified at such disgraceful and inhuman acts,” the club added.

    Valbuena, who has 52 France caps, has endured a […]

  • Juve legend Gianluigi Buffon silences the haters with brilliant put-down

    Juve legend Gianluigi Buffon silences the haters with brilliant put-down

    Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has emphatically hit back at critics of his recent performances after he played a starring role in last night’s Champions League win over Lyon.

    Chelsea loanee Juan Cuadrado struck a sublime winner in France as Juve snatched a 1-0 win that owed much to Buffon’s heroics between the sticks.

    The 38-year-old saved a penalty from Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette and also did well to keep out Nabil Fekir as Juve played much of the second half with ten […]

  • Juan Cuadrado strike seals win for 10-man Juventus

    Juan Cuadrado strike seals win for 10-man Juventus

    Juan Cuadrado snatched victory for 10-men Juventus with the only goal in Lyon but the Italians had inspirational goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to thank for keeping them top of Group H.

    Cuadrado, a 68th-minute replacement for Paulo Dybala, squeezed home the decisive goal from a tight angle in the 76th minute, while Juventus skipper Buffon made a string of superb saves in either half to keep Lyon at bay.

    Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette saw his first-half penalty saved by the Italy international before […]

  • Forget Barcelona and Real Madrid, Arsenal are my dream club – Lyon star

    Forget Barcelona and Real Madrid, Arsenal are my dream club – Lyon star

    Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso claims his game is “well suited” to the Premier League after admitting he has ambitions of signing for Arsenal.

    At the age of 22, Tolisso has already made 123 appearances for the Ligue 1 side, scoring 19 goals in that time, since making the first-team breakthrough in 2013.

    This season, the player has upped his game further by scoring an impressive five goals in 10 games, leading to suggestions he could be a target for several of Europe’s […]

  • “I Didn’t Smoke And Drink” Angry Emmanuel Adebayor Finally Reveals [Must Read]

    “I Didn’t Smoke And Drink” Angry Emmanuel Adebayor Finally Reveals [Must Read]

    Emmanuel Adebayor has refuted claims he asked for whisky and smoked cigarettes at a meeting as he tried to secure a contract with Lyon.

    The former Arsenal and Crystal Palace striker, who is without a club, was said to have made the bizarre requests by Lyon’s manager Bruno Geneseo after discussions over a move to the Ligue 1 club.

    “We had a place in our squad for Manu, so I arranged to meet him for a coffee in Lyon. But, to my […]

  • French Club Lyon Say They Rejected Signing Emmanuel Adebayor Because He Boozed And Smoked During Negotiations

    French Club Lyon Say They Rejected Signing Emmanuel Adebayor Because He Boozed And Smoked During Negotiations

    Free agent Emmanuel Adebayor, 32, has been looking for a new club this season after he was released by Crystal Palace in the summer. Top French club Lyon was interested in signing him but surprisingly negotiations didn’t fall through at the last minute.

    Adebayor blasted the French clubside amid reports the deal didn’t fall through because he refused to pull out of the African cup of Nations. Now coach of Lyon, Bruno Genesio has revealed the real reasons why the deal […]

  • Adebayor blasts Lyon’s ‘ridiculous’ excuse to cancel transfer

    Adebayor blasts Lyon’s ‘ridiculous’ excuse to cancel transfer

    Emmanuel Adebayor has expressed his anger over Lyon’s ‘nonsense’ excuse for not signing him.

    The 32-year-old was expected to seal a move to the Ligue 1 club as a free agent, but they pulled out of the deal, because of Adebayor’s participation in next year’s Africa Nations Cup and his ineligibility for the Champions League.

    “They said that? That’s nonsense,” he told L’Equipe.

    “They came to me after we had qualified [for the African Nations Cup], so they knew I was going to […]

  • Lyon pull out of Adebayor deal

    Lyon pull out of Adebayor deal

    Lyon have confirmed they will not sign Emmanuel Adebayor.

    The 32-year-old who is a free agent, was expected to put pen to paper for the Ligue 1 team, after coach Bruno Genesio hinted a deal could be imminent.

    However, they have decided against taking the former Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid, because he is considering playing at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

    “Olympique Lyonnais has decided not to pursue the discussions initiated with Emmanuel Adebayor who, since the beginning […]

  • Deal close: Former Arsenal striker set to make shock return to Champions League

    Deal close: Former Arsenal striker set to make shock return to Champions League

    Emmanuel Adebayor is set to make a shock return to Champions League football by joining Lyon, reports in France say.

    The former Arsenal, Tottenham, Real Madrid and Manchester City striker is without a club after leaving Crystal Palace this summer.

    The 32-year-old has spent time in Ligue 1 in the past with Metz and Monaco, before joining Arsene Wenger’s side in 2006.

    And he is set to join Lyon to bolster their attacking options in Europe’s premier competition, according to L’Equipe.

    Lyon president Jean-Michel […]

  • I’m happy here : Lacazette rules out Arsenal transfer

    I’m happy here : Lacazette rules out Arsenal transfer

    Alexandre Lacazette has drawn a line under Arsenal’s summer interest and is now focused on playing for Lyon.

    The French attacker was heavily linked with a move away from Ligue 1 with both Arsenal and West Ham making bids to acquire his services.

    Arsene Wenger has been under huge pressure to sign a striker this summer and Gonzalo Higuain and Jamie Vardy had already rejected moves to the Emirates.

    And it seems a move for Lacazette is not possible after he confirmed his […]