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Discovering the derby at Geoffroy-Guichard...

Published on the 28 February 2007 à 08:02 by R.B

Several players on both teams have not yet experiences the joy of playing in a derby at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard… On Saturday, several of them will add their names to the list of happy participants…

In the Saint-Etienne squad, Hautcoeur, Landrin, Ilan, Guarin, Heinz, Sall, Perquis, Moussilou, Dernis (injured). As for Lamine Diatta, he has never done it in a green shirt. He replaced Juninho in stoppage time at the end of the October 3 2004 edition of the derby. It’s also the first derby for Les Verts’ manager Ivan Hasek.

In the OL squad, Clerc, Squillaci, Abidal, Toulalan, Fabio Santos, Källström, Vercoutre, Baros and Ben Arfa are in the same boat.

This derby is a sell out. This is a first his season for Les Verts’ home ground, where the attendance record this season is 32,518 fans, for the visit of Monaco. There were 35,352 spectators in 2005-2006 and 34,793 in 2004-2005. The capacity of the stadium is 35,600.
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