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LOSC – OL : A victory to keep hope for the podium (9 p.m. on Canal +)

Published on 07 March 2020 at 7:00 AM
LOSC – OL : Une victoire pour garder l’espoir du podium (21h sur Canal +)
Olympique Lyonnais are traveling to the North to face LOSC this Sunday at 9 p.m. at the Stade Pierre Mauroy as a part of the 28th matchday of Ligue 1 Conforama. This is a match which promises to be decisive for the men of Rudi Garcia since with a result, the podium would get closer and closer.

The context

Olympique Lyonnais have been on a good run lately. Victorious in Metz, then against Juventus and ASSE, OL were then knocked out of the Coupe de France by PSG (1-5), having been reduced to ten men on the hour. Despite this heavy defeat, we must above all remember the magnificent fight waged by the Rhone club who showed themselves, on numerous occasions, to be superior to Paris Saint-Germain during the match. There are lot of positive things to draw from this meeting, especially in the style of play, despite the elimination. In the most recent performances, the midfield has become the cornerstone of Lyon's game and the team is much more solid defensively. The team from  Groupama Stadium will arrive in the North with confidence.

The challenge

This league is essential for OL. A defeat would be very unwelcome and would make it almost impossible to reach the podium at the end of the season since Lille would then be nine points ahead. Conversely, a win in opposing territory would allow Anthony Lopes and his team to return to within a win of third place. It would also be an opportunity to record a third win in a row in Ligue 1 for after beating FC Metz and AS Saint-Etienne in recent weeks.

The opponent

LOSC are in good shape this season. Currently 4th in the championship, just one point from third place, currently occupied by Stade Rennais, the players coached by Christophe Galtier remain on two consecutive wins and five victories in their last six matches played. Lille, on the other hand, are only playing the championship and will therefore have enjoyed a full week of rest before facing the club chaired by Jean-Michel Aulas. The march promises to be thrilling and will therefore be decisive ahead of this exciting end to the season with a table more uncertain than ever.

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