Today in France: Olympique Lyonnais wins 7th consecutive French soccer championships title

Lyon’s soccer team, the Olympique Lyonnais (OL) has just won their 7th consecutive French championship soccer title, beating The AJ of Auxerre 3 goals to 1, while the Girodins of Bordeaux secured the second place finish, playing to a draw, 2-2, against Lens. Marsielle was third, beating Strasbourg 4 to 3.

It was a long battle this year for Lyon, the championship playing out to this very last day. A tip of the hat to the Bordeaux team who managed to keep the pressure on Lyon for the entire season, something that no other team has done for several years now.

But especially a huge “ALLEZ OL!!!” from Wandering electrons!

Woohoo! C’est la fête à Lyon !

Further reading:

In English:
Lyon celebrate toughest title at Reuters UK
Lyon wins seventh straight French football title from Agence France-Presse / Google
Lyon beats Auxerre 3-1 to clinch 7th consecutive French title from the Canadian Press / Google

In French:
Lyon plane, Lens coule at L’Equipe.
Un champion moins souverain at L’Equipe. This is a photo essay that recounts this year’s much more difficult road to the championship.
OL: sept fois c’est fait ! at Le Progrès. The coverage in Lyon’s local newspaper.


One Response to “Today in France: Olympique Lyonnais wins 7th consecutive French soccer championships title”

  1. Today in France: Olympique Lyonnais doubles with French Cup victory « Wandering electrons… but not too far Says:

    […] doubles with French Cup victory 24 May, 2008 — Wandering electrons After last weeks 7th consecutive French championships victory, the Olympique Lyonnais has just doubled, winning the French Cup in a long match against Paris […]

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