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Porto-OL: One last test before the restart (live on Canal +)

Published on 30 July 2021 at 8:00 AM
Porto - OL : Répétition générale avant la reprise (en direct sur Canal +)
For their final friendly match of the preseason, OL will face FC Porto this Saturday at 6.30 p.m. at the Estádio do Dragão. It's an opportunity for our Lyonnais to perfect their game before facing Brest next weekend in Ligue 1.

THE CONTEXT: 

On the eve of a new season, Peter Bosz’s men travel to Porto for the final friendly match of the preseason. After being eaten by Sporting last weekend (3-2), Anthony Lopes and his teammates are keen to bounce back against one of the top sides in the Portuguese league. With the resumption of Ligue 1 Uber Eats in their sights in exactly one week, this match against Porto is therefore somewhat of a dress rehearsal.

 

 

THE OPPONENT:  

 

Playing last season as defending champions, Porto failed to hold onto top spot, finishing 5 points behind Sporting Club de Portugal. The team can still be proud of their season, though, thanks to a good Champions League run, with good performances against Olympiakos and Olympique de Marseille in the group stage, then a defeat of Juventus in the round of 16. They would end up losing to Chelsea, who would be the competition's winners. Against OL, the Portuguese side will be able to count on several experienced players, such as Jesús Corona, Otávio, Sérgio Oliveira and Pepe. In the transfer market, FC Porto have welcome the likes of Pepê, Bruno Costa and Fabio Cardoso to bolster their squad.