It will be necessary to dive into the archives to be sure, but the penalty Sunday night by Dimitri Payet in the shock of the 13th day of Ligue 1 between OM and OL will certainly remain one of the longest of the history of the championship of France.
Between the time when Antony Gautier designated the point of penalty for a hand of Thiago Mendes in the Lyon area (12th) and the moment when Payet Anthony Lopes adjusted a clear shot of the right foot (18th), almost six minutes have passed.
It was first necessary that the referee remembers the actors to order after a collision at the entrance of the surface between Leo Dubois and Dario Benedetto. The Argentine striker seemed to have touched the back of the head of the French right side, which collapsed and stayed very long on the ground.
A laser in the eyes of Lopes
The referee took a long time to make his decision. He did not give out any yellow cards after the barb, so he asked Payet to take a penalty kick. But Antony Gautier again stopped the game to signal a laser pointed in the eyes of Lopes.
Payet was finally able to start and thus open the scoring for OM, igniting a little more an already boiling Velodrome. Very critical this week against Rudi Garcia, his former coach back on the Canebiere coach OL, the French international has exploded his joy after his goal.