Charlton Athletic In Talks with Former Lyon Youngster

Charlton Athletic In Talks with Former Lyon Youngster

Charlton Athletic are believed to be in discussions for the loan signing from Sporting of Lisbon of France Under-21 international and Under-20 world champion Naby Sarr. The 21 year old centre back joined the Portuguese giants in a surprise €1 million move from Lyon last summer. Although he was on the books at PSG as a child, he moved down to the Rhône-based club as a 15 year old and became one of the great young…

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Preview: Lyon v FC Metz + Evian TG v Toulouse FC

Preview: Lyon v FC Metz + Evian TG v Toulouse FC

If Olympique Lyonnais go on to lift the Ligue 1 title this season, Jean-Michel Aulas should definitely send FC Metz a thank you card and a bouquet of flowers for the part the Lorraine club played. Albert Cartier’s side put Les Gones to the sword in Week 4, coming back from a goal down to win 2-1. Since that day, Lyon has only lost once in the league, as if throwing away that victory, gave…

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Could former Liverpool forward be a shrewd addition at Lyon?

Could former Liverpool forward be a shrewd addition at Lyon?

Lyon are going to have to get creative in what remains of the winter transfer window as the purse strings are pulled tight at Stade Gerland. Coach Hubert Fournier is embracing the challenge, though, and will leave no stone unturned in his efforts to unearth potential bargains. That search is reported to have led him to Turkey and in particular to an experienced performer on the books of Fenerbahce who is catching the eye. Dirk…

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Lyon v Toulouse FC: Week 20 Preview

Lyon v Toulouse FC: Week 20 Preview

Hubert Fournier couldn’t have asked for a better start to the second half of the Ligue 1 season…and that’s before Lyon have even kicked a ball. Progression in the Coupe de France was expected, but now, with the slip ups from Marseille on Friday and Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat to Bastia on Saturday, Lyon can go top of Ligue 1 with a win over Toulouse on Sunday evening. Le Téfécé will be no walkover, this weekend’s…

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Coupe de France Preview: RC Lens v Olympique Lyonnais

In one of only a handful of all-Ligue 1 fixtures, Lens play host to Lyon. The match sees one of Ligue 1’s more unlucky teams up against arguably the most in-form team in the division. On paper this should be a fairly straightforward victory for the away team. It’s not been the return to Ligue 1 that Lens would have wanted so far this season. Faced with having to play their home games in Amiens…

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PREVIEW: Bordeaux v Lyon – Ligue 1 Week 19

PREVIEW: Bordeaux v Lyon – Ligue 1 Week 19

Only a few years have passed since this fixture was between two sides fighting for a place in the semi-finals of the Champions League. After some ups and downs on both sides, both Bordeaux and Lyon are enjoying new eras under new management. After suffering their worst ever start to a Ligue 1 season, Lyon’s recent form and the goals of Alexandre Lacazette mean that Lyon are genuine title contenders once again. Bordeaux’s campaign has…

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PREVIEW: Lyon vs SM Caen – Week 18

PREVIEW: Lyon vs SM Caen – Week 18

With no European football to distract them, Lyon kick Week 18 of the Ligue 1 season with a must-win home tie against Caen on Friday night. After defeat in the Derby du Rhone against Saint-Etienne, Les Gones have bounced back well, with wins over Stade de Reims and Evian Thonon Gaillard. They were made to work against the side from Annecy. Going behind twice is far from ideal, but they had their talisman, Alexandre Lacazette…

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Preview: Lyon v Stade de Reims – Bouncebackability

Preview: Lyon v Stade de Reims – Bouncebackability

– 3-0 defeat to your biggest rival? Check. – The end of an unbeaten run at said rival’s home ground that stretched back 20 years? Check. – Missed a penalty and generally played awfully? Check. – Momentum from a three-month-long unbeaten streak gone out the window? Well let’s see about that one… Lyon may have had a collective nightmare on Sunday night against Saint-Etienne, but third place is still theirs, and with it control over who…

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