Les Gones have unveiled the new away strip that they will use for matches played away from the Stade de Gerland. In the season that has just ended, Lyon wore a blue away kit. Out of 19 away games, Lyon won 10, lost 6 and drew 3. Their longest away winning streak was 4 games between the 19th round and the 25th round. The club gave up its first-place in the table when it drew Monaco at home on the 11th April, going down to 2nd after holding onto the 1st spot since the 13th September. The situation was made worse when the club lost away to eventual league winner Bordeaux on the 19th April, going down to 3rd, and finishing the season in that position.
The new away shirt, which OL hope will bring them more success that the previous blue shirt, features a black and red design by English brand Umbro. Whilst the home shirt is sponsored by Novotel, the away shirt is sponsored by Ticket Restaurant. The top part of the 2009/10 away shirt is black and it fades horizontally in the middle into red. The shirt has a partly red collar, and red details on the black sleeves. On the sleeves, it also has white diamond details, which are present on most Umbro-manufactured shirts. The away shorts and the away socks are all red, with slight touches of black.
Posted on June 17, 2009