Training: OL begin preparations for the trip to face leaders OGC Nice
After several training sessions open to the public during the international break, Bruno Genesio's squad will have a much calmer week this week, doing most of their training behind closed doors in a bid to prepare as well as possible for their Week 9 trip to face Ligue 1 leaders OGC Nice at 20:45 on Friday.
On Monday, the squad - still without a number of internationals (Lopes, Fekir, Ghezzal, Nkoulou, Tolisso, Rybus et les jeunes Cognat and Martins-Pereira) - had a mid-morning session. The good news was the presence in the squad of Clément Grenier and Alex Lacazette, while Rafael worked individually under the supervision of physical trainer Ange-François Costella.
Several players from the Pro 2 squad took part in the session led by Bruno Genesio, with defenders Isaac Hemans and Gédéon Kalulu, midfielder Yoann Martelat and OL's CFA top scorer Alan Dzabana.
Another two closed-doors session are scheduled before Friday: Tuesday at 10:30 session and Thursday in mid-afternoon, just after Bruno Genesio's traditional pre-match press conference. Meanwhile Wednesday's session will be open to the public from 10:30 at the Groupama Training Center in Décines.