Since 2001-2002, every meeting between Lens and Lyon at the Stade Bollaert has been torrid. Some memories…
At the Stade Bollaert, Juninho began his French Ligue 1 (2-0 loss on July 28, 2001).
OL’s last three goals in the league at Lens have all been scored at the same end; the left-hand one as you come take the pitch.
Coupet has played 10 games in the north: 2 with L’ASSE and 8 with OL. Form?A 3-0 win with OL 98/99; 4 draws and 5 losses. 19 goals conceded.
Since 2001-2002, OL has scored 6 goals in Lens: 2 with headers, one of which came from a corner, 1 penalty, one free kick and 2 from long range.
3 OL managers (Santini, Le Guen et Houllier) have brought their teams to Lens since 2001-2002; Only 2 Lens managers (Müller, Gillot). 2 current players effectively swapped places in this time. Carrière went t from OL to Lens and Alou Diarra from Lens to OL. Marseille’s visit this season attracted a crowd 40,540 spectators.
Last season, for the first time since 2001-2002, the record of 40,000 spectators was broken: 40 037.