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Claude Puel continues to snub Stéphane Ruffier, even during friendlies

Ligue 1 side St Étienne held their first pre-season friendly for 2020/21 yesterday, taking on 4th division side Rumilly and running out 4-1 winners whilst doing so.

However, 33-year-old goalkeeper Stéphane Ruffier, for so long beloved by the St Étienne faithful, remains in a nasty conflict with manager Claude Puel, which reared its ugly head again on Saturday after not even getting the chance to feature yesterday.

Jessy Moulin played in the 1st half between the sticks, whilst 18-year-old talent Stefan Bajic played in the 2nd half.

Jean-Philippe Krasso opened the scoring in the early going, fresh from his arrival from Epinal, whilst versatile academy attacker Maxence Rivera scored the second, before Charles Abi grabbed two in the second half.

Wahbi Khazri, Romain Hamouma and Timothée Kolodziejczak’s performances all heavily disappointed Claude Puel, according to Mohamed Toubache-TER.

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