In the 61st minute the time had come …
Jérôme Boateng (33) made his French debut in Lyons 3-1 against Racing Strasbourg. The 2014 world champion came on for Diomandé to the applause of Olympique fans. In the 67th minute there were “Boateng, Boateng” chants from the 33,267 fans.
Shortly after being substituted on, Boateng’s team-mate Denayer scored the 2-0 (64th). The decision after the early 1-0 by Moussa Dembelé (8th). Lucas Paqueta increased to 3-0 (87th) for the team trained by Peter Bosz (57 / formerly Dortmund and Leverkusen). Strasbourg’s Diallo could only shorten the penalty (90 + 7).
In the 84th minute, Boateng received his first yellow card in the French Ligue 1. His contract with the record champions from Munich was not renewed in the summer after ten years (2011 to 2021). In Lyon, the central defender signed until 2023.
Only last Thursday, the Munich district court sentenced the ex-Bayern star to a fine of 1.8 million euros (60 daily rates of 30,000 euros each) for willful bodily harm and insult. Boateng was found guilty of injuring his former partner and mother of his twin daughters while on vacation in the Caribbean three years ago.