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OL - Brest (CDL) : for a place in the semifinals (Wednesday, 18h45)

Published on 08 January 2020 at 7:00 AM
OL - Brest (CDL) : pour une place dans le dernier carré (ce mercredi, 18h45)
This Wednesday, OL will host Brest in the quarterfinal of the Coupe de la Ligue. Driven by great ambitions in this event, Lyon will have to pass a Breton obstacle to continue their adventure in a competition which is being played for the final time.

THE CONTEXT

Olympique Lyonnais got off to a good start in 2020 by qualifying for the Round of 32 of the Coupe de France against neighbor Bourg-Péronnas. With 7 goals scored against 0 conceded during this match, OL will arrive this Wednesday against Brest with the desire to continue and reach the last four of the final Coupe de la Ligue in history, a stage of the competition that the club has not reached for six years. The young Lyon academy products Maxence Caqueret and Rayan Cherki, who have just scored their first goal in official competition, may have the opportunity to shine again on Wednesday against Brest.

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THE CHALLENGE

The objective is clear for Olympique Lyonnais: to reach the end of the competition. As highlighted since the beginning of the season, the domestic cups are essential to the Rhone side since a victory would make it possible to earn a trophy, the team's last title dating to 2012. The objective as well for OL is to establish a run of victories in order to string together good results in different competitions. For Rudi Garcia, it’s also an opportunity to get a little more experience for his squad, who must be ready as quickly as possible to efficiently tackle the second half of the season, which promises to be more than intense in terms of pace.

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THE OPPONENT

Stade Brestois 29 will also give everything to reach the semifinals but the players of Olivier Dall'Oglio will arrive tired, since they lost at the end of extra time in the Coupe de France in Lorient this weekend. But this quarterfinal is also an opportunity for the Bretons to give themselves a breath of fresh air since the situation is quite difficult for them in the league. Brest are indeed likely to fight for survival until the end of the season. Currently 15th in the table, the club has only a single victory in its last five Ligue 1 games and will therefore want to take advantage of this cup to try, why not, to begin a good run of form.


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