Cooled by Rennes (0-2) on Wednesday in Ligue 1 and facing uncertainty over the state of Tanguy Ndombele, the victim of a sprained ankle, Olympique Lyonnais does not seem at most 5 days from the series match against the Shakhtar Donetsk Wednesday in the Champions League.
The absence of Ndombele would be a blow to the OL.
This is the excellent match for Olympique Lyonnais. On Wednesday, Bruno Genesio's men go to Kiev to face Shakhtar Donetsk on the last day of Group F in the Champions League.
The agreement is simple: a win or a draw and OL will return to the knockout stages for the first time since the 2011-2012 season. In case of defeat, however, the Shakhtar will burn the Lyonnais on the wire.
Aulas calls re-mobilization
Unfortunately, Les Gones will not approach this capital meeting in the best conditions. After the last encouraging games, including Manchester City (2-2) and Lille (2-2), Lyon came back into the trenches and fell home against Rennes (0-2) on Wednesday in Ligue 1. Lack of aggression, lack of efficiency: once a good quarter has passed, Nabil Fekir and his teammates have completely lost their game without showing a real reaction. What drives President Jean-Michel Aulas to give the alarm.
All the work that has been done since our last defeat falls on the water. We would have liked to go to Kiev with full confidence, this is not the case. This non-correspondence scores more than 3 points in the current context. We have a week to put the team and the institution in the right direction, advised the head of the OL. Remember that Lyon will not play again by Wednesday. Because of this weekend's protests in France, his league match against Toulouse, initially scheduled for Saturday, has indeed been postponed.
Rothen is not very optimistic …
Able to improve or worsen, this irregular OL does not reassure the Jrme Rothen consultant. This is problematic for Lyon, because these changes in concentration mean that the Lionese may not be able to look for a consistent result against Donetsk. We will have to change many things, in the approach and in the concentrationhe said the former French national for RMC Sport. To make matters worse, OL may have to do without one of its executives: Tanguy Ndombele (21), very uncertain.
Released after 20 minutes against Rennes, the midfielder suffers from an ankle sprain. According to Equipe, the French national was rather worried after the game against the Bretons and had trouble landing on Thursday. Nothing reassuring, while the former Aminois forms with Houssem Aouar a couple that occupies a central role in the Genesis 3-4-1-2. The output of the Tricolor has completely dstabilis his team on Wednesday … The medical staff of the OL has 5 days to try to put it back on foot.
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