Olympique Lyonnais moves Thursday evening on the lawn of West Ham United, from 9 p.m., in the quarter-final first leg of the Europa League.
The last French representative in the competition, the Rhône club is aiming for a good result on English soil before the second round at Groupama Stadium. Falling in the pain of Angers (3-2, 30th day of Ligue 1), Peter Bosz’s Gones challenge Hammers who occupy sixth place in the Premier League.
For this first leg, Olympique Lyonnais called up their rookie Tetê. On loan from Shakhtar Donetsk, the Brazilian attacking midfielder opened his counter last Sunday against SCO. Maxence Caqueret, Rayan Cherki and Sinaly Diomandé are unavailable. First forfeited, Karl Toko-Ekambi tested negative for coronavirus and holds his place.
The two starting formations fell. On the side of West Ham United, Alphonse Areola and Kurt Zouma start. Opposite, Olympique Lyonnais establishes Moussa Dembélé on the front of the attack. Karl Toko-Ekambi is a substitute.
The official lineups
The official line-up of West Ham United: Areola – Fredericks, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell – Soucek, Rice, Fornals – Bowen, Antonio, Benrahma.
The official composition of Olympique Lyonnais: Lopes – Gusto, Boateng, Lukeba, Emerson – Aouar, Mendes, Ndombélé, Faivre – Paqueta, Dembélé.