A big challenge awaits OL's Academy stars on Wednesday. A few hours before the first team makes their Champions League debut, the Stéphane Roche and Gilles Rousset-coached squad will face Manchester City at the Academy Stadium - located just a few steps from the Etihad Stadium - in their UEFA Youth League opener.
Lyon return to the Youth League two years after finishing third in the 2016-17 group stage, behind Sevilla and Juventus, but ahead of Dynamo Zagreb (3 wins, 3 losses).
They'll face a Manchester City side that reached the semifinals last year, falling to eventual champions FC Barcelona in a high-scoring 5-4 defeat. Months later, the foundation of the team remains intact while some new players have since joined the fold to make them an even more formidable opponent.
OL's 18-PLAYER SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Barcola, Margueron.
Defenders: Bard, P. Kalulu, Mayounga, Minolien, Ndicka, Perrier, Solet.
Midfielders: Augarreau, Caqueret, Cherki, Da Silva, Devarrewaere, Rafia, Thomas.
Forwards: Soumaré, Pintor.
.MANCHESTER CITY - OL: STARTING AT14H00 CET ON OLTV.
The Match will have live audio commentary, courtesy of Loris Martin and Julien Sokol.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE MATCH
· Live audio: coverage begins at 14h00 CET on.
· Video replay: at midnight CET on