All that remained in OL's season was the league… 5 in a row undefeated, but only 2 wins… and a new French championship title…
Before travelling to Auxerre the next day, and once again in a hotel, just like in Paris the year before, the Olympiens celebrated their 6th-straight French title. On the pitch, they made do with a 0-0 draw. On April 28, Coupet and co got back to winning ways by winning 2-1 against Le Mans. It was a good match, with goals from Fred and Malouda… and more than 40,000 fans there to help celebrate.
[IMG42786#R]Off the pitch, President Jean-Michel Aulas had delivered a stern talking-to to the lads after the defeat to Bordeaux. He spoke of course of the disappointments of the elimination at the hands of AS Roma as well as the Coupe de la Ligue final loss to Bordeaux, but he also spoke of the future… and of a 7th-straight French title, among other conquests. "This isn't the end of a cycle, it's the beginning of a great adventure…"
On the 7th, in Valenciennes, Gérard Houllier celebrated his 100th match at the helm of OL. On the 11th, Claudio Caçapa announced: "it's time to leave...". On the 13th... obviously... Gérard Houllier would still be OL manager for season 2007-08.