Lisbon: In the shadows of Paris: Olympique Lyon, Bayern wants to annoy

With the Coup against Pep Guardiola had expected in France, only a few. On Sunday morning, the first League game at Olympique Lyon in the new season on the 23.

Lisbon: In the shadows of Paris: Olympique Lyon, Bayern wants to annoy

With the Coup against Pep Guardiola had expected in France, only a few. On Sunday morning, the first League game at Olympique Lyon in the new season on the 23. August terminated the day of the Champions League final in Lisbon. After the surprising 3:1 on Saturday evening in the quarter-final against Manchester City Lyon will not fly so fast, but it's home. On Wednesday (21: 00) waiting for the semi-final duel against the German record Champions FC Bayern Munich. And the Lyon professionals believe in their Chance.

"We deserve to be here," said coach Rudi Garcia after the game against Guardiola trained Citizens. "I hope we can make it to the finals. We can hope to achieve.“ In the second round OL had defeated the Italian record Champions Juventus Turin to Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

"What a Coup, Rudi, this time against the City," wrote the newspaper "Le Progrès" in Lyon. "There is still a place for all the dreams of the footballers and the Fans of Lyon." The newspaper "Le Figaro" commented: "Rudi Garcia had seen it correctly. Currently, the coach from Lyon sees it, by the way is often the right one. In the case of a lot of things and against the most prestigious opponents.“

With the FC Bayern Lyon has a long-Champions-League-history. In eight Games, both Clubs met with to date each other, most recently in the semi-finals in 2010, as the record German Champions with two Wins and sat scores through. In memory of the group game remained at 5. November 2003. When 1:2 the Frenchman, Bayern's Giovane Elber, who was celebrated after scoring against his Ex-Club of the Munich Fans emotionally and loudly hit for Lyon.

"Bayern are the top Favourite," he said on Saturday evening, Moussa Dembélé, double goalscorer against Man City. "This is a big Club, we need to be ready." In the past, and because of the Coronavirus aborted season of Ligue 1, Lyon has only been counted as the Seventh. A complaint to the French Council of state remained ineffective. Also next season be back in the Premier class to be, should Lyon win the final tournament in Portugal.

Similar to the Bayern Olympique had a lot of preparation time. "The fitness trainer has found perfect solutions," said Garcia. That Paris Saint-Germain's stand against RB Leipzig in the semi-finals, "is great for French football". The first League game of PSG in the season 2020/21 has been postponed to mid-September.

dpa
Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 07:26

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