The Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper is expected on Wednesday afternoon before the Disciplinary Committee of the Professional Football League (LFP). After being sent off during the first day of Ligue 1 against Ajaccio, the Portuguese will take up his case.
Anthony Lopez must be firm on Wednesday on his fate. His risky exit After 30 minutes of playing against Ajaccio (2-1) last Friday at the start of the Ligue 1 season, the Portuguese international (14 matches) beat Monem Al Idrissi violently.
The OL goalkeeper, who was clearly wrong, received a straight red card a few seconds later from Benoit Bastien. So he finds himself in front of the Professional Football League (LFP) Disciplinary Committee this afternoon to defend himself from his gesture. According to the team, he should not challenge his expulsion but more than the absence of penalties or even then almost.
Lopez faces a severe three-match ban
In fact, despite his reputation as a goalkeeper who doesn’t hesitate to let his goals go for “kamikaze outings”, the 31-year-old has only been eliminated once from his career: it was on October 3, 2021 during a derby match. AS Saint-Etienne, due to scandalous handball outside his area.
It remains to be seen how many games the Lyon goalkeeper, who sprawled with his club last June, will miss. It can be three fixed matches, during which Remy Rio must be provisionally. The 34-year-old goalkeeper, who trained at the club, played his first official minutes with Les John against Ajaccio.