Lille Eying To Get Back On Winning Ways
Having their lead at the top getting cut into just two points from the second place team and failing to advance to the next round of the Europa League, Lille are surely looking for redemption this weekend in order to keep their top position. However, the club’s tactician, Rudy Garcia, did admitted that their elimination from the Europa League is disappointing but they also had their focus on Lyon at that time. “I didn’t fancy the match going into extra-time, as we were reduced to 10 men. I took off some players, ahead of Sunday’s clash with Olympique Lyonnais,” He said. With their focus now solely concentrated in the league, Lille would give their all for this weekend’s Ligue 1 big match. Unfortunately for Garcia, his star defender, Mathieu Debuchy, will still be absent for this match, but important attacking force such as Eden Hazard, Gervinho and Pierre-Alain Frau are fit for this important clash
Lyon Aiming For Third Consecutive Win In the League
Coming into the important match with a draw against Real Madrid in the Champions League, Lyon’s motivation to improve their position in the league is still high especially knowing that they are only four points away from the top. Having already won their last two league games, Les Gones are looking to make Lille their third prey, but according to Yoan Gourcuff, the result in this big match won’t be crucial for his club’s title shot. “I do not consider this match as a decisive match. The championship is still very long even if we win at Lille, that does not mean anything on the final standings,” He said. If we get a good result on Sunday, we will get closer to the top, but this match is not decisive for the future.” Travelling to Metropolle stadium, Lyon will still be playing without their goal machine, Lisandro Lopez who is still injured, meaning Befatimbi Gomis will lead the attack alongside Gourcuff and Michel Bastos.