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Published on the 12 December 2007 à 23:36 by BV avec OLTV Les Coulisses de l'Europe

Check out all the reactions after the match between Rangers and OL...

Matthieu Bodmer: It's really great. After our two opening matches, people were talking about the UEFA Cup at best. That's how tough it was.
The whole team really dealt with the opposition. The defence was solid and we stood up to the pressure. We had one scary moment where we almost came unstuck, but it was the only time we found ourselves in trouble.

Hatem Ben Arfa: That was a huge match. And the result is just brilliant. For my part, it's the first time I've ever experienced an atmosphere like that inside a stadium.
We were well organised and that allowed us to score the opening goal and then go on with it.
A European result like this is something really big!
In the last 16, we'll take on whoever they give us. Once you have the desire, you have all the ambition in the world.

Karim Benzema: We're really, really happy because we've battled really hard in this Champions League campaign. We showed everyone that we're still here, in the tough moments, the great teams always stand up.
Playing in such an atmosphere isn't easy and you can't afford to miss the chances we had. The key to our success? Everyone defended. After that, we have what it takes to score goals anywhere.
Tonight my role was to score goals which I did, but the whole team did what they had to do. Tonight we saw the great European Lyon.
No matter who we meet in the next round, we'll be ready - we're a great team. OL has got its reputation back and we have the potential to do something special in this Champions League.

Alain Perrin: We really are over the moon. You have to congratulate the players who dealt with all the pressure thanks to their individual mental strength, to play as well as they know they can.
Never once did the players think we weren't going to qualify so I'm especially delighted for them.

Fabio Grosso: It's a huge satisfaction. Everyone played a really great game. After a difficult start, we've had a great run in this competition.
It was still a tough match, but we wanted so badly to show that the result against Rangers at the Stade Gerland did not reflect our true quality.

François Clerc: We're ecstatic because we played a really good match of football. It's a great win for the club, just fantastic. Before, people weren't giving us a chance. But we've improved hugely from that first game, right across the field. We prepared the tactics very well for this match. We knew above all, that we mustn't concede a goal and that we'd still have chances to score.
We showed great resistance, really stuck together. We went looking for the win and over the 90 minutes I don't think there's any doubt we deserved it.
Now, we in the tough draw for the next round, we're the underdogs.
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