Ligue 1: Lyon vs OM



The two Ligue 1 giants looking to return to victory will face off at Olympico as Lyon host Marseille to Groupama Stadium for a compelling encounter on Sunday night. Both sides have earned points from their most recent matches, with Lorient holding Lyon 1-1 while Marseille's game against Metz ended at the same score.

Depay was only named on the bench during the Lyon draw with Lorient but will be expected to return to goal during Marseille's visit as a guest, potentially making Garcia switch to a four-man defense. A change in the squad will most likely leave Melvin Bard summoned to the left-back kick, with 19-year-old Sinaly Diomande at risk of having to sit on the bench. Wantaway midfielder Jeff Reine-Adelaide has been sidelined due to muscle injuries, while Karl Toko Ekambi and Maxence Caqueret are both in suspicion after being absent last weekend. With no European football subject to domestic commitments during this time, Lyon was given the perfect opportunity to focus on the Ligue 1 season and pave the way for a return to the top four and Champions League. However, Rudi Garcia's army had a really poor start to the campaign and had not tasted victory since they beat Dijon 4-1 in their opening game, while Lyon drew 3 in 4. their closest match. Lorient looked set to take all three points against Lyon in their fifth match against Les Gones, but Leo Dubois canceled Yoane Wissa's opener as Garcia's blushes were once again. rescued. Lyon are seeing some of their most prized assets linked with moves elsewhere like Arsenal goals Houssem Aouar and Barcelona-linked Memphis Depay. Lorient looked set to take all three points against Lyon in their fifth match against Les Gones, but Leo Dubois canceled Yoane Wissa's opener as Garcia's blushes were once again. rescued. Lyon are seeing some of their most prized assets linked with moves elsewhere like Arsenal goals Houssem Aouar and Barcelona-linked Memphis Depay. Lorient looked set to take all three points against Lyon in their fifth match against Les Gones, but Leo Dubois canceled Yoane Wissa's opener when Garcia's blushes were once again rescued. Lyon are seeing some of their most prized assets linked with moves elsewhere like Arsenal goals Houssem Aouar and Barcelona-linked Memphis Depay.

Marseille kicked off the season strongly with two wins over Brest and Paris Saint-Germain, but Les Olympiens finished the season and only got eight points after five games in the new season. Andre Villas-Boas has seen his side have two 1-1 draws with Lille and Metz over the past few weeks, and Marseille has since slipped to ninth before Sunday. With six goals scored and conceding at the start of this season, Marseille is the only team in the tournament to have an average goal difference when entering the sixth match of the week, despite striker Dario Benedetto have not yet opened an account for the campaign. Les Olympiens took just seconds to lose to a struggling Metz after Ibrahima Niane's opener, and it took another five minutes, A new Morgan Sanson strike helped Villas-Boas's team leave with a spoiler. Marseille also won't feel optimistic about their chances of winning the derby this weekend - Les Olympiens have not won a single match at Lyon since the 2007-08 campaign, and Les Gones have won 4 out of 5 clashes. Ligue 1 is closest to them. 




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