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.

One of French football's club with most titles and trophies

The encounters

36 matchs joués

19
Won
11
Drawn
6
Lost
Final - French Cup
July, 24th, 2020
0-1
Quarter-final - League Cup 19/20
January 8th, 2020
6-1
D18 - L1 19/20
December 15th, 2019
0-4

The Parisians against Saint-Etienne

On 2018-19 season, Thomas Tuchel’s men won their first confrontation 4-0, thanks to goals from Draxler, Cavani, Di Maria and Diaby. On Ligue 1 Uber Eats Matchday 25, the Red and Blue have defeated them once again on the pitch of Geoffroy Guichard stadium thanks to Mbappé's goal in the 73rd minute.

On 2019-20 season, Mathieu Debuchy's teammates have been defeated 4 - 0 at Geoffroy-Guichard stadium, on matchday 18, with goals from Mbappé, Icardi and Paredes.

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.

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

Players to follow

Duel

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.
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Denis Bouanga

Right wing 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).

COVID-19 INFO
Following the Government’s announcements made on October 14th, the professional sport meetings (including the games at the Parc des Princes) will take place, but will be played behind closed doors. Therefore, there will be no ticket sales.