Olympique Lyonnais did not win in the derby against Saint-Etienne in a boiling Geoffroy-Guichard stadium, but OL missed the victory by little.
What is happiness due to? For Xherdan Shaqiri, it is 10 centimeters. The Swiss international striker, recruited by Jean-Michel Aulas and Juninho during the last transfer window, thought he had made forget his performances for the moment half-hearted by scoring the 2-0 goal for Lyon on Sunday at Geoffroy-Guichard just before the break. But, to the great joy of ASSE supporters, and even as Shaqiri had celebrated this goal, the use of video allowed François Letexier to cancel this achievement, the Lyon striker being reported offside for three times nothing. And these three times nothing now have a reality since some have looked at the images of the video developer provided by Prime Video. This is particularly the case of the Stade OL HD Twitter account, which took out its magnifying glass and its rule in order to precisely quantify this offside of the Olympique Lyonnais player.
Several of you have asked me to measure the 2 offside of #ASSEOL using the developer. I positioned myself on the two lines indicated by the TV on the ground, considering the projections to be correct.
→ about 25cm and 10cm pic.twitter.com/8BtACBsFmS
– Stadium OL HD (@StadeOLHD) October 4, 2021
Finally, between the right heel of Timothée Kolodziejczak and the tip of the right knee of Xherdan Shaqiri, there was about 10 centimeters too much for the Swiss striker of Olympique Lyonnais. 10 centimeters which therefore justify the cancellation of OL’s goal against AS Saint-Etienne by François Letexier. Even though he is a Lyon supporter, Stade OL HD had the honesty to do the same for the goal denied to Wahbi Khazri in the 34th minute of the derby. And this time the Tunisian striker of the Greens was measured in an offside position for 25 centimeters. Technology has therefore helped the referee, after which everyone is free to think what they want about VAR in football.