Paris vs Saint-Etienne

AS Saint-Etienne in short

Association Sportive de Saint-Etienne were founded in 1919 by the Groupe Casino. The team is considered as one of the most emblematic and historical one of French football.

The club has been run jointly by its two main shareholders, Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo, since 2004, while coach Claude Puel was appointed in October 4th, 2019. AS Saint-Etienne is one of France’s most successful clubs, having won the French title a joint-record 10 times, as well as 6 French Cup, 1 League Cup, and 5 Trophées des Champions.

ASSE is also famed for its youth set-up, which has produced the likes of Aimé Jacquet, Willy Sagnol, Grégory Coupet and Bafétimbi Gomis, all of whom have played for France. Olympique Lyonnais are their rivals in the famous Rhône derby, a fixture that has aroused genuine passion for many years now and is eagerly awaited by the fans every season. A new attendance record was set for the Rhône derby on February 25th, 2018, when a crowd of 58,069 saw the two sides play out a 1-1 draw at the Groupama Stadium.

Saint-Etienne had a complicated 2020-21 season. Even if the club finished at the eleventh place, Claude Puel’s players ranked between the 14th and the 16th place during a major part of the championship. The team has also been eliminated in the first round of the French Cup.

Saint-Etienne is the second French team to have played a european final (Vs Bayern Munich in 1976).

The encounters

37 matchs joués

D33 - L1 20/21
April 18th, 2021
Final - French Cup
July, 24th, 2020
Quarter-final - League Cup 19/20
January 8th, 2020

The Parisians against Saint-Etienne

Consecutive to the draw made by Frédéric Déhu on December 18th, 2019, the Red and Blue were welcoming les Verts at Parc on League Cup round of 8. The parisians have defeated them 6 - 1, thanks to goals from Neymar JR, Mbappé, and a hat-trick from Mauro Icardi.

Paris Saint-Germain won its 13th French Cup on July 25th, 2020, after having defeated AS Saint-Etienne in the final at Stade de France.

On January 6th, 2021, and for the first match of the year, the two teams left on a 1 - 1 draw at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. Kean had answered Hamouma's opening goal. Facing eachother on Ligue 1 Uber Eats matchday 33 at the Parc, the two teams delivered one of the most beautiful matches of the season, concluded by a 3 - 2 victory of the Parisians. All the goals were scored after the 78th minute of play, Icardi giving the Red and Blue the victory in the very last moments of the extra time.

For the 2021-22 season, the two teams will face each other on November 28th 2021 at stade Geoffroy-Guichard for the 15th matchday of Ligue 1 Uber Eats. The return match at the Parc des Princes will be played on February 27th 2022.

Saint-Etienne's last victory against the Red and Blue goes back to November 3rd, 2012.

Players to follow


Neymar Jr

Offensive player 05/02/1992
Born in Mogi das Cruzes in the state of Sao Paulo, Neymar Jr. is a player you do not need to introduce anymore. With stunning technical abilities, he is also a fearsome striker, capable of exceptional gestures and unlocking a situation on his own. On December 15th, 2019, Neymar Jr. put in an XXL performance against AS Saint-Etienne, finding the net in the tenth minute and delivering two assists to Kylian Mbappé. He found the net again in the League Cup Round of 8 after the winter break in a 6-1 win for the Parisians.

Denis Bouanga

Forward 11/11/1994
Born on November 11th, 1994, in Le Mans in the Sarthe region of France, Denis Bouanga is a Franco-Gabonese player who plays mainly as a right winger. He signed his first professional contract in 2014 with FC Lorient, before being loaned successively to RC Strasbourg and Tours FC. His transfer to Nîmes Olympique in the summer of 2018 was a revelation for Denis Bouanga, who returned to the Ligue 1 Uber Eats with his club. Wearing the colours of ASSE since the summer of 2019, he was the best player of the 2019-20 season with his new team.

Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium

Nicknamed Le Chaudron, AS Saint-Etienne’s home ground was built in 1930 and is the seventh-largest stadium in France, boasting a capacity of 42,000.

The stadium hosted matches at the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 2003 Confederations Cup and UEFA EURO 2016, and is also one of the venues for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the men’s and women’s Olympic football tournaments at Paris 2024.

14 Rue Paul et Pierre Guichard
42 028 Saint-Etienne
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Practical information
Situated in the north of the city, in the Carnot Le Marais district, the stadium is served by lines T1 and T2 of the city’s tram network (Geoffroy Guichard stop), and the No8, 9 and S0 bus lines (Le Marais stop).

Come back to Parc
The SANITARY PASS : the only way for a comeback to the Parc des Princes ! Find out about the conditions of access to the stadium, and all the information related to the return of fans to the Parc des Princes.