Nov 10, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Stade Geoffroy-Guichard
St EtienneSaint-Etienne
1-2
Lyon
Hamouma (65')
Clerc (8'), Brandao (24')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Lacazette (48'), Briand (93')
Lacazette (27'), Grenier (57'), Briand (94')

Christophe Galtier: 'Saint-Etienne's Lyon loss was cruel'

Saint-Etienne boss Christophe Galtier says that losing to Lyon in the final seconds of the derby du Rhone is "hard to swallow".

Christophe Galtier has said that Saint-Etienne's last-minute defeat to French rivals Lyon on Sunday night was "tough to swallow".

Les Verts are now without a home win in 14 clashes in the derby du Rhone after Jimmy Briand headed the winner in stoppage time to give Les Gones a 2-1 win at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

"Football is a cruel mistress for us at the moment, especially at home and in injury time," Galtier told reporters. "It's tough to swallow. We were average, even poor in the first half, but a lot better in the second even though Lyon opened the scoring with one of their first attacks.

"We reacted well and we hoped to score a second, but fortune didn't favour us. Conceding a goal in injury time - in a derby, no less - is hard to take. We expended a lot of energy to get the equaliser and then to look for a winner, and I think we paid the price at the end. The quality of one player - Yoann Gourcuff - and the presence of Jimmy Briand weighed heavily.

"We have the worst defensive record at home and that's no accident. We need to work hard to find a solution. Luckily there's a two-week break now; we'll take stock. We need to find solutions because we can't have a good season the way we're going."

Briand's winning goal came after Romain Hamouma had cancelled out Alexandre Lacazette's opener.

Saint Etienne's French midfielder Romain Hamouma is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Saint-Etienne (ASSE) vs Paris (PSG) on October 27, 2013
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1Paris Saint-GermainPSG21182167155256
2Marseille22145345222347
3Lyon21136249212845
4MonacoMonaco21134448212743
5NantesNantes2210481921-234
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12Bordeaux2275102431-726
13AmiensAmiens2274112024-425
14Dijon2274113145-1425
15Troyes2273122231-924
16Saint-EtienneSt Etienne2165102036-1623
17Angers2241082532-722
18Lille2264121933-1422
19Toulouse2255122032-1220
20Metz2143141735-1815
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