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Nantes - OL (CDF) : Continue a good run in the Cup (Saturday 20h55 on Eurosport 2)

Published on 18 January 2020 at 6:00 AM
Nantes - OL (CDF) : Continuer le sans-faute en Coupe (samedi 20h55 sur Eurosport 2)
Olympique Lyonnais go to the Beaujoire for the Round of 32 of the Coupe de France to face FC Nantes.

The context

Victorious at Bordeaux last weekend at the Matmut Atlantique (1-2) as part of the 20th matchday of Ligue 1 Conforama, Lyon are back in action in the Coupe de France. Having beaten their neighbors Bourg-Péronnas in the previous round (0-7), the players of Rudi Garcia will face Nantes in the Round of 32. Still playing in four competitions (Ligue 1 Conforama, Champions League, Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue) further qualification would bode well for the team.


The challenge

With three consecutive victories to its credit since the start of 2020, OL will want to continue and reach four to keep up their good momentum but also to stay in the competition, something which is essential for the club. If they win in Nantes, OL will get even closer to their goal of winning a title at the Stade de France. It is also an opportunity for Olympique Lyonnais and its coach to test the squad a little more and work on tactics, so that the team continues on its good run of form.


The opponent

Nantes are also in good form in this new year with two wins in a row. Les Canaris defeated Aviron Bayonnais in the Round of 64 of the Coupe de France (0-2), then won at the Geoffroy Guichard against ASSE (0-2) in Ligue 1 Conforama. Currently 4th in the table, just a point off the podium behind Stade Rennais, Nantes had a very good first part of the season. Under the impetus of Christian Gourcuff who has brought a fresh approach to the team, Nantes will also be keen to remain in the running in this event, especially since they were eliminated from the Coupe de la Ligue by Strasbourg (0-1) just before the winter break. It's therefore a challenging match that awaits Olympique Lyonnais, who will certainly have to be more pragmatic than they had been against Bordeaux to avoid playing scared.


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