Interviewed by Canal + after the meeting, Jean-Michel Aulas, the Lyon president, returned to the circumstances of the defeat against Marseille (1-2): "Of course the result is indisputable. On the other hand, the match gave a deplorable image of football in its context of passion and also reaction. That is to say when one tries to impress before the players, the leaders, with a pressure that is not contained. As during the match, we can mention two cases of difficulties in the application of the VAR: the hand of Sanson (12e), just before the hand that brings the penalty that changes the fate of the match. And then there is the slap of Benedetto on Dubois who is not whistled at all (before Payet turns the penalty). Congratulations to Marseille for having put a fantastic pressure on having conditioned the little ball-gatherers so that they no longer give the balloons, to make the pressure be immense. Now it is true that Marseille won, we will not challenge it. But there are big arbitration errors and pressure that is too big. When the bus is broken to order to impress, it's a pity. But that does not detract from Marseille who made a very good match. "
"Payet did everything on the ground"
Relaunched by Herve Mathoux to clarify his thinking, Aulas chained: "I watched social networks all afternoon. I saw that there were a lot of directions that were given, from appointments to waiting for the bus to pebble it. If from there, the people who are responsible want to know who, they will find it. I will not ask anything at all, the general manager of the League (Didier Quillot) was present. If the operation of the VAR does not work and if we are no longer in a state of law that allows the match to unfold in good conditions and which would have allowed Marseille to win the match, then bravo. Payet did everything on the ground. He scored some nice goals. He gave his opinion to Rudi Garcia too. He made sure to enliven the day of 120 years of party and birthday supporters. The most beautiful thing was the tifos, which were remarkable. "