Ligue 1’s last two teams left in Europe, AS Monaco and Olympique Lyonnais, will do battle against Besiktas JK and Borussia Dortmund in their respective continental quarterfinals.
Monaco, who were surprise quarterfinalists in the Champions League after eliminating Pep Guardiola’s Man City on the away goals rule, have drawn Dortmund- a side ASM will fancy their chances of beating, in comparison to say, Bayern, Barca or Real Madrid.
Lyon’s prize for eliminating AS Roma in the Europa League Round of 16 is a tie against Besiktas.
France had PSG as a representative in the Champions League, but they bowed out following a stunning loss at the Nou Camp after having won the first leg 4-0.
Olympique Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette has hinted that he could leave Les Gones in the summer. In an interview, Lacazette said that the summer would be ideal for a “change of scenery” and to “discover something else”
Lacazette’s OL contract is till 2019 but that has not stopped the 25 year old from being linked to Barca, where his former teammate Samuel Umtiti now plays, and Arsenal, amongst others clubs.
Lyon have struggled this season and are 13 points behind leaders Nice and ten behind third place Nice. They lost 2-0 to Saint-Etienne over the weekend and have lost four of their last five games in all competitions.
OL took out their disappointment at losing at home to PSG on Nantes, scoring six past the struggling Canaries at Stade de la Beaujoire. 18964 in attendance for this Nantes v Lyon Ligue 1 clash on 30 November, 2016. Tolisso, Lacazette (p), Gonalons, Valbuena, Diakhaby and Fekir on target for OL- six different scorers for the visitors Continue reading
Olympique Lyonnais warm up for next weekend’s blockbuster clash against Paris SG with a 1-0 away win at Lille OSC. The only goal in front of 28660 at Stade Pierre-Mauroy came in the 3rd minute through Gnaly Cornet. Les Dogues had Younousse Sankhare sent off in the second half Continue reading
Lyon edge Saint-Etienne thanks to a goal towards the end of either half from Sergi Darder (41) and substitute Rachid Ghezzal (88). 57,050 in attendance at Parc Olympique Lyonnais for this clash Continue reading
Tolisso and Fekir star as Olympique Lyonnais hammer Montpellier 5-1. Two goals each from the pair, with Cornet also chipping in. MHSC took the lead through Sanson (4), but played most of the game with ten men following a red card to Poaty (8) Continue reading