Seen from their window, this is starting to do a lot. A week after the defeat at the Parc des Princes, marked by the generous penalty awarded to Neymar, the Lyonnais still suffered adverse elements against Lorient on Saturday night. Plagued by the exclusion of Emerson from the quarter of an hour of play, for a questionable fault in the position of last defender which also led to the opening of the Breton score, OL pulled out so as not to lose to home (1-1 final score).
“I saw a red card that I do not understand, railed coach Peter Bosz after the meeting. Was the VAR there? It’s been three to four times against us and I hope that will balance out as the season progresses. Jason (Denayer) was in a good position to intervene after Emerson’s foul. “
“The VAR does not bring what it should bring”
A little earlier, at the microphone of Amazon Prime Video, its president Jean-Michel Aulas, who had denounced “an aberration” after the PSG, was once again raised. “I had dreamed of a match on equal terms. A bit like in Paris, strangely enough, we are disappointed, not with the result but with the quality of the refereeing and what the VAR does not do. There is a huge disappointment as a leader because VAR is not delivering what it should. “
The Lyon leader did not want to overwhelm the referee Bastien Dechepy. The problem, according to him, comes from above. “A referee can be wrong, especially when he is young and inexperienced, but there are such high stakes that we cannot let pass. No one from the Technical Department of Arbitration took the floor to say the monstrous error of assessment [lors de PSG-OL]. We have just lost five points on refereeing errors. “
Before the last matches of the 8th day, this Sunday, OL are in 7th place in the standings, 12 points behind the Parisian leader.