Amiens SC - OL: A successful return (20h45)
After two weeks of the international break, the group is back on full force. While OL had started the competition with two straight wins, the results quickly changed. First was a defeat at the Mosson against Montpellier, the hosts' cause aided by the dismissal of Youssouf Koné (51 '). Lyon had the opportunity to recover at home against Bordeaux, but again things failed to come off. On the hour mark, Thiago Mendes received the team's second red card of the season, leaving his partners with ten men for half an hour. Suspended, the two summer recruits will miss the trip to Amiens, but will return for the big match against PSG.
The international matches will have allowed the players to get a fresh start mentally From now on, emphasis will be placed on the league. The proteges of Jean-Michel Aulas must generate confidence before the facing Zénit Saint-Petersburg, in their first match in the Champions League. This meeting will also be important preparation for Sylvinho as he manages his squad over a rapid succession of match. The match against Amiens is the first of a long series with 7 matches in 24 days. Winning is very important to gain confidence and take the three points just over a week before the big match against PSG.
On the Amiens side, the break has also been good. With only one narrow win in four games, and three defeats, the northern side will be worried. Beyond these disappointments, Luka Elsner's players are having great difficulties in attack, having scored just three times, a ratio of not even one goal per game. The reception of OL will be, for them, an opportunity to recover and move above 18th place.