PARIS vs Lyon

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    PARIS vs Lyon

    Date to be confirmed Parc des Princes
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    Lyon vs PARIS

    Date to be confirmed Groupama Stadium

Olympique Lyonnais in short

Founded in 1950, Lyon’s modern history is closely linked with that of their iconic president, Jean-Michel Aulas, who took over the club in 1987. The French businessman took just two years to turn Les Gones into a French elite team, before building a veritable dynasty in the 2000s, a decade notable for seven consecutive league title triumphs between 2002 and 2008.

The team boast one of France’s best youth academies, which has, over the years, yielded top-quality footballers such as Karim Benzema, Nabil Fekir and Alexandre Lacazette. During season 2019-20, Oussem Aouar's teammates finished 7th in the Ligue 1 Uber Eats, behind Stade de Reims and OGC Nice. At the end of a promising 2019-20 UEFA Champions League, they reached the semi-final and were only beaten by future winner Bayern Munchen. On the previous stages, they had succeeded in defeating Juventus Turin in Round of 16, then Manchester City in Round of 8.

Olympique Lyonnais' best Champions League result to date is a semi-final against Bayern Munich in the 2009/10 and 2019/20 editions.

After the departure of Peter Bosz on October 9, 2022, the club appointed Laurent Blanc as new head coach. After unsatisfactory results, he was replaced by former Italian world champion Fabio Grosso, who also failed to get the club out of the relegation zone. Pierre Sage is currently acting as interim manager.

Lyon realized a good 2020-21 season, ended at the 4th position behind AS Monaco. Consecutive to the Europa League draw made on August 27, 2021 by Marcos Senna and Andres Paolop, OL was part of groupe A alongside Sparta Prague, Glasgow Rangers and Brondby. After 4 matches, the club ensured its qualification for the next round, as well as the 1st position of the group. After having eliminated FC Porto in the Rounf of 16, Olympique Lyonnais drew away (1-1) against West Ham before losing at the Groupama Stadium against the intensity of the Hamers' game (0-3).

The encounters

110 played

  • 50 won
  • 26 drawn
  • 34 lost

174 goals scored 127 goals conceded

  • French Cup final - 23/24
    1 - 2
  • D30 - L1 2023/24
    4 - 1
  • D4 - L1 2023/24
    1 - 4

The Parisians against Lyon

On March 4, 2020, on French Cup semi-final at Groupama Stadium, Olympique Lyonnais have been defeated 5 - 1 against Paris Saint-Germain. Despite Terrier's early goal, the Red and Blue then scored 5 times, including a hat-trick from Kylian Mbappé, plus 1 goal from Sarabia and Neymar Jr. On July 31, 2020, the Parisians won their 9th League Cup trophy at Stade de France after defeating Lyon at the end of the penalty shootout (6 - 5).

On December 13, 2020, in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, the Red and Blue have been defeated 1 - 0 at Parc des Princes, with a goal from Kadewere. The main event of championship matchday 30 was held at the Groupama Stadium on March 21, 2021. The Parisians won 4-2, with a two goals from from Kylian Mbappé. Two goals that allowed him to reach the 100-goal mark in Ligue 1, at only 22 years old.

Both teams were facing each other on September 9, 2021, at Parc des Princes, on matchday 6. After a long undecided encounter, Mauro Icardi gave the victory to the Red and Blue in the very last minutes, well served by Kylian Mbappé. On the return match on January 9, 2022, at Groupama Stadium, the match ended with a 1 - 1 draw, with goals from Paqueta and Kehrer.

Paris Saint-Germain have not finished behind Olympique Lyonnais in the Ligue 1 Uber Eats standings since the 2010-11 season.

Players to follow Duel

Vitinha Midfielder 13/02/2000

Vitinha is a talented young midfielder for Paris Saint-Germain. A recent arrival at the club, he brings exceptional creativity and vision to the midfield. With his fine technique and ability to distribute precise passes, Vitinha is a player to keep a close eye on. His dynamism and ability to project himself forward enable him to make an important offensive contribution. Vitinha is a promising player who brings a new dimension to Paris Saint-Germain's midfield. Fans can't wait to see his creativity, technique and ability to influence the game. His integration into the team offers new tactical opportunities and further strengthens PSG's depth.

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Anthony Lopes Goalkeeper 01/10/1990

Born on October, 01st 1990 in Givors, in the Rhônes department, Anthony Lopes is one of the best goalkeepers of Ligue 1 Uber Eats since several years. Trained at OL, he became the main goalkeeper after the injury of Rémy Vercoutre in 2012. Since that moment, he has remained the undisputed starter in the Lyon goal thanks to his excellent springiness and his ability to anticipate. In addition, he also contributes to his team's play for the counter-attacks thanks to his precise restart plays. This allowed him to deliver an assist for Nabil Fékir against Bordeaux in 2015. Finally, his best title is undoubtedly the Euro won with Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in 2016 against France.

Groupama Stadium

10 Avenue Simone-Veil - 69150 Décines-Charpieu

The Groupama Stadium has been Lyon’s official home since 2016; prior to that, the club had played at Stade Gerland since 1950. Boasting a capacity of nearly 60,000, it is currently France’s third largest stadium. The arena was used for several matches – the semi-final between Portugal and Wales, for example – during UEFA Euro 2016, which took place in France. And on May 16th, 2018, it provided the stage for the final of the UEFA Europa League, from which Antoine Griezmann’s Atlético Madrid emerged victorious.

On the 2020/21 season, Olympique Lyonnais had defeated Troyes (4 - 1), Angers (5 - 0) et Reims (3 - 0) at Groupama Stadium.

To get to Groupama Stadium, catch the tram from Lyon Part-Dieu station or from Vaux-en-Velin La Soie. You can also take the T5 tram, get off at the Eurexpo stop and then take the shuttle bus. A number of park-and-ride car parks, including one operated by the TCL (Lyon’s public transport agency), facilitate motor vehicle access. It is also possible to purchase a parking spot at Groupama Stadium via Lyon’s ticketing website.

A little more of Lyon..

The capital of the Gauls is not to be outdone in terms of sports, with many events and teams present in the Rhone:

  • The women's section of the OL is one of the main representatives of French soccer, winner of the Champions League several times.
  • The LOU, which plays at the Matmut Stadium in Gerland, is a historic club in the French rugby championship, champion in 1932 and 1933.
  • The ATP tournament in Lyon is one of the main tennis events in France, with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet and Stefanos Tsitsipas all having won.
  • ASVEL, of which Tony Parker is the current President and majority shareholder, is one of the greatest French basketball clubs, with 20 championship titles to its credit, and 1 participation in the Euroleague Final Four.
  • One of the best training centers in the world with that of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. The Lyon academy has trained players such as Fleury Di Nallo, Ludovic Giuly, Karim Benzema, Nabil Fekir and Alexandre Lacazette.