Lyon vs Shakhtar: match preview Champions League

Лион – Шахтер: анонс матча Лиги чемпионов

Donetsk Shakhtar will play the match of the second round of the group stage of the Champions League.

Shakhtar Donetsk will continue their way in the European Cup away match in France against Lyon in the second round of the group stage of the Champions League.

In the opening round of the group stage Shakhtar at home shared the points with Hoffenheim (2:2), although twice behind, but Lyon scored a sensational victory, beating Manchester city (2:1) in his field. Now the team Bruno Genesio in the home match with Shakhtar will try to strengthen their lead in group F.

In fact, the results of the first round put the miner in a difficult position – Lyon can not play, otherwise the hopes for the Champions League spring to say goodbye now.

“Weavers” are suitable in great shape for the match against Shakhtar Donetsk – after the victory over man city was followed by victories over Marseille and Dijon and the series ended just this weekend a draw with Nantes. Plus, the club’s infirmary empties, the leaders begin to demonstrate their usual level, and psychology of the team in order.

The miner does not know the problems in the domestic arena, and on the eve suffered the Carpathians, which the Pitmen smashed 6:1. Only the match against Hoffenheim showed that all the care Fred and Bernard on a higher level is palpable. And then there’s Ordets for a long time injured.

I should add that the stadium is the Olympic Park Lyonne will be empty during the match Shakhtar and Lyon because of the racism and riots in the Europa League match against CSKA Moscow. It is also to leave their mark on the meeting and it is unclear in whose favor it will play out.

Bookmakers “see” the favourites in the upcoming duel with the French club, the office William Hill appreciates the victory of Lyon coefficient of 1.83, the success of the miner – 4.00, and the draw is 3.80.

The meeting will be working Latvian team of judges. Main referee Andris Treimanis, linesman – the ballad gudermann and Alexei Spasennov, the Fourth referee – Raimonds, Matrix.

Interesting facts:

Both previous home games against Ukrainian clubs Lyon has won with identical account 1:0. The last time it happened in the 1/16 finals of the Europa League 2013/14 in a duel with Chernomorets Odessa.

In four matches against Ukrainian Lyon has recorded three wins and one draw. The difference of scored and missed goals – 5:0.

In three of the last five campaigns in the Champions League, Shakhtar went to the playoffs.

The last time with the representative of France miner competed in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League 2015/16, when PSG lost twice – 0:3 and 0:2 away. All in all, the seven matches on French soil, the miner has four wins and three defeats.


Paulo Fonseca, the head coach of Shakhtar:

Shakhtar had problems with the defense in the last match of the Champions League. We tried to solve them – analyzed all the mistakes and try to select the best model for our game. But, do not forget that Lyon is a completely different team.

We have a style and a matching attitude. We are always trying to dominate and possess the ball. It is clear that Lyon could not allow us to play our own football, but to change your game, we will not. We will face the strongest opponent.

Bruno Genesio, head coach Lyon:

Without the support of fans we can show is not the game that was in Manchester, but, nevertheless, we have to find extra motivation. We need to play well and produce the necessary result, even despite the lack of fans in the stands.

Shakhtar in the composition have great technical players and their style somewhat reminds me of Barcelona. The weakness of the opponent, I think I’ll leave for their children.

Approximate compositions:

Lyon: Lopes – Dubois, Marcelo, Morel, Mendy – Traore, Ntombela, Diop, Oar – Fekir – Depay.

Shakhtar: Pyatov – Butko, Rakitskiy, Kryvtsov, Ismaily – Maicon, Stepanenko, Marlos, Taison, Fernando Moraes

Meeting of the 2nd round of the group round of the Champions League Lyon – Shakhtar will be held on October 2 at stadium Park Olympique Lyon. Kickoff at 22:00 Kyiv time. Also on our website will text online broadcast of the match.

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