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Published on 01 August 2018 at 7:00 AM
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After suffering their first loss of the preseason this week to Huddersfield (3-1), Bruno Genesio's men are back in France and intent on giving a better performance in Saturday's showdown with the Bundesliga side.

"We must fix some mistakes, but we also shouldn’t forget the first hour of play". In a nutshell, OL head coach Bruno Genesio gave his verdict following Wednesday’s preseason loss to Huddersfield by a 3-1 scoreline that didn’t tell the whole story of the match. That said, the boss made it clear that finishing - or the lack thereof - needed to be worked on, as did the defensive backline. These aspects were worked on during the training sessions in the lead-up to Lyon’s next summer showdown: on Saturday against Wolfsburg in Bourg-en-Bresse.

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. OL PRESEASON SCHEDULE.

  • Monday, July 2: return to training at Groupama OL Training Center
  • Friday, July 6-Friday, July 13: training camp in Saillon (SUI)
  • Friday, July 13 : Sion-OL à Savièse (2-2)
  • Saturday, July 21: OL-Fulham à Bourgoin (4-0)
  • Wednesday, July 25 Huddersfield OL à Huddersfield (2-1)
  • Saturday, July 28: OL-VfL Wolfsburg à Bourg-en-Bresse (7 pm France)
  • Wednesday, August 1: SL Benfica-OL à Faro (9 pm Portugal)
  • Saturday, August 4: Inter Milan - OL à Lecce (8 pm Italy)
  • Tuesday, August 7: Chelsea - OL à London (9 pm England)
  • Sunday, August 12: OL - Amiens (Match Day 1 L1, 3 pm France)
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The opponent

The Wolves, who flirted dangerously with relegation last season and needed a strong turnaround to stay in the German Bundesliga, are keeping active this preseason, with seven matches programmed. Like OL, Bruno Labbadia’s have already played three friendlies, registering two lop-sided wins - 7-0 against Baunatal and 3-0 against Lupo-Martini - and a 1-1 draw with Norwich City.

 

Injury report

Bruno Genesio is knocking on wood for now. Save for a slight calf issue for Fernando Marçal, no major injury concerns have been reported in the Lyon camp. Something unusual for this time of year, but the boss is surely happy to have almost the entire squad at his disposal.

 

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. OL - VfL Wolfsburg

 

How to watch

  • Live: Canal +.
  • Replay: OLTV (8:45 pm France).
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