OL will start their league campaign on Sunday against Toulouse at home. How have the club done in their season openers over the last few seasons?
In these nine opening games, OL failed to score on 2 occasions (away to Lens and Lille).
Amonst the players still in the OL squad, Juninho at Guingamp, Benzema x 2 (against Nantes & Auxerre) , Fred and Baros have all scored on the opening day. Makoun managed to do it for Lille against OL, in 2003-2004 and against Rennes in 2005-2006, Piquionne scored for Monaco against Saint-Etienne in the 2007-2008 season opener.
For their season opener with OL, what is the record of the managers?Jacques Santini managed a draw and a defeat; Paul Le Guen, 1 draw, 1 defeat and 1 victory; Gérard Houllier, 2 victories and Alain Perrin, 1 victory. In his time at Lille, Claude Puel had a record of one defeat, one draw and 3 victories.