Foot OL – W9 makes fun of Lyon and prefers “Les Marseillais against PAOK” – Olympique Lyonnais

The match between OL and West Ham, scheduled for Thursday evening, will not go unencrypted, W9 having chosen to give PAOK-OM live. The chain does not dare to clearly admit that it chose the audience to decide rather than the level of the competition.

Between the Europa League and the brand new Conference League, W9 has chosen its camp by preferring to broadcast the two matches of Olympique de Marseille against the Greek club PAOK in the clear. If the managers of the channel were frank, they would dare to say that OM have a lot more audience than OL, it’s a reality and no one can deny it. But it is by trying to drown the fish that the leaders of the chain of the M6 ​​group justify the choice to put aside the quarter-final second leg of the Europa League between Lyon and West Ham, while the suspense is total since the two clubs made it 1-1 in the first leg. On RMC, Frédéric de Vincelles, sports boss of the channel, explains this decision while keeping in mind that an OL-Barça could be on the menu for a semi-final and that the Europa League would then become a trophy again. major. In other words, the leader of the M6 ​​group remains politically correct.

W9 justifies its choice without wanting to offend Olympique Lyonnais

Even if he knows that this annoys Jean-Michel Aulas, Frédéric de Vincelles acts as if nothing had happened. ” Between Lyon’s draw in the first leg and OM’s victory, there is not a huge gap, but we tell ourselves that Marseille is in a good position to qualify and we want to bring this qualification to life on the antenna even if we obviously ardently wish that Lyon also qualifies. Moreover, if Lyon qualify and Barça too, it is very likely that we will broadcast the match between OL and Barca in the next round. Yes, it’s the Europa League, a more prestigious and older competition, but we hold the rights to the Europa League and the Conference League, it’s important for us to promote this competition as well. That in the minds of football fans and viewers, it means something. So, the more we broadcast matches of this competition, the more we talk about it and the more it increases in value. By choosing that, we give value to a competition whose relatively expensive rights we bought. We must also value them “, explains the leader of the channel, who has not forgotten that W9 had its best audience for a few years for a football match with OM-PAOK last week. For the channel that broadcasts The people of Marseilles », there was no choice.

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