Gala friendly against FC Sevilla
On Wednesday 23 July at 21:00 CET, the Europa League winners FC Sevilla visit the Stade de Gerland to play Olympique Lyonnais. The Spanish side enjoyed a 2013-14 campaign rich in emotions. After fifth in La Liga, Sevilla won the Europa League final against Benfica on penalties, the first continental crown in the club's history, founded in 1905.
Lyon and Sevilla have never met in official competition. However they did meet in a friendly Spain in a friendly in 2009. Les Olympiens went down 1-0, in a match that featured two sendings off and featured Lisandro Lopez's debut for OL.
The match against Sevilla in just over a month, will complete an exhaustive pre-season and provide a final test for Les Lyonnais just a week before their first European match of the season in the third preliminary round qualifier of the Europa league. It will be a great way to get right up to speed with the intensity of a real European match, just days before the start of a new campaign...