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Preview: In-form Lyon Look for Road Win Against PSG

Preview: In-form Lyon Look for Road Win Against PSG

Publish on 04/21 at 00:00 - E. RAZO


Olympique Lyonnais will travel to the Parc des Princes on Sunday night to face Paris Saint-Germain. This will be the first of two matches in just over a month between these two teams, with the other coming on May 25th for the Coupe de France Final.

Lyon are heading to the French capital riding a five-match unbeaten streak (four wins and one draw) as the team continues to thrive under manager Pierre Sage, who took over the job late last year. 

Although winning the French Cup next month would clinch a European competition spot for next season, Lyon trail fifth-place OGC Nice by six points. A win over PSG would close the gap to three points. OL can still secure a European spot for next season by finishing in the top seven.

OL will aim to do what only Nice have done this season: defeat Luis Enrique and his team in a Ligue 1 match. The only league loss that PSG have suffered this season came in September at the hands of Les Aiglons. Sage and his team are coming into the match with momentum on their side to pull off a surprising result. 

Last weekend, the French tactician helped orchestrate a 4-3 comeback win over Stade Brestois after trailing 3-1 at one point in the match. While Les Gones are playing at an impressive level, PSG aim to hand them their first loss since March 3rd (a 4-0 loss to RC Lens).

The Parisians are also coming off a thrilling come-from-behind win over FC Barcelona last Tuesday to advance to the UEFA Champions League semifinal. After an exciting tie against the Spanish side, PSG will shift its attention back to the league.

The capital club's match against OL will be the first of three in less than a week. They'll also face Le Havre on Wednesday and FC Lorient next Saturday before focusing on the Champions League and the first leg against Borussia Dortmund on May 1st.

As for Lyon, they have four more Ligue 1 fixtures after their match against PSG and then OL will shift their focus to the Coupe de France. The team looks to end their season by lifting a trophy to cap off what's been a rollercoaster of a campaign.


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