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Leipzig - OL : A match of two young sides

Published on 01 October 2019 at 2:04 PM
Leipzig - OL : le match de la jeunesse
This Wednesday, OL will travel to Germany to face RB Leipzig in the second day of the Champions League. It's a match that will pit two young sides against each other.

OL are in poor form, but have not the time to worry about it; it's already time to play again, This Wednesday, Lyon make their first trip of the season in the Champions League. They head in the direction of Germany to face RB Leipzig, a young but talented team. And despite their age, the players of Julian Nagelsmann do not shrink from pressure. Authors of an excellent start to the season, they are  second in the Bundesliga and played a good match away to Benfica (1-2) on the opening day, while OL could only draw (1-1). ) with Zenit St. Petersburg at home. Whatever the previous results, we must rise and look to the future. The next step is a meeting between two teams who are betting on youth.


Young, but experienced sides

It's no secret that Olympique Lyonnais have a young squad. However, despite their age, the players of Sylvinho already have great experience at the highest level with several participations in the Champions League. But with an average age of 25.15 years * Les Gones are not the most callow. In front of them will stand an even younger team. With an average of 23.6 years *, RB Leipzig is the youngest squad in the Bundesliga. This does not prevent them from responding at a high level. Like Lyon, Leipzig show great experience on the European scale, where the most-capped players are among the youngest. Founded in 2009, the Red-Bull franchise entered the Bundesliga in 2016 and has not left since. Symbolic of its determination and talent, Leipzig won a place in Europe from its first participation in the German elite. Since then, it has never left and this year marks a third participation in a row (two in the Champions League and one in the Europa League).


* Average age of players on List A submitted to UEFA for the Champions League.

The youngest and oldest players in the squads (as a part of list A) :


Maxence Caqueret, Oumar Solet (19 years) and Ciprian Tatarusanu (33 years) for OL.


Frederik Jäkel, Tom Krauß, Fabrice Hartmann (18 years) and Péter Gulasci (29 years) for Leipzig.


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