The participation of Anthony Lopes, Houssem Auer, Tanguy Nombele and Thiago Mendes in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final against West Ham (on Thursday at 9 pm on RMC Sport 1) is still uncertain. His absence could cause a severe headache for Peter Bose.
Olympique Lyonnais will prepare for the second leg of his quarter-finals of the Europa League (this Thursday at 9pm on RMC Sport1) in uncertainty. This Monday, Anthony Lopes (crutches behind the knee), Houssem Auar (left knee pain) and Tanguy Ndombele (thigh alert) spent the morning in treatment and their participation in the match against West Ham (1-1 at home). Still unclear, one way or the other.
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“There are too many uncertainties to know whether they can hold their own,” an internal source told RMC Sport. So everything will depend on the efficiency of the medical staff and how quickly (or not) the players will recover. “And at the end of their feelings”, we specify in favor of the club. Thus a point will be made from day to day till Thursday.
Recorded the absence of Caqueret and Cherki
Lopes, Auer and Nombele were affected on Sunday in the 31st day match between Strasbourg and OL. Thiago Mendes, injured last Thursday (1-1) in the first leg in London and absent in Alsace, is continuing a series of treatments after receiving a blow.
If all three of these players were to give up between midfield and central defence, like Mendes, who played the Swiss army knife, they would cause serious headaches for Peter Bos, who has already – and it is certain – himself. Will be stripped of Maxens’ caequaret (affected the meniscus and operated on last week) and Ryan Cherkey (who had to go to the pool table in early February for a misaligned metatarsus).
Note that the stadium must be packed for this meeting this Thursday evening. There are a few thousand places left for sale and they are going fast. So Lyonnais must play in an enclosure filled with 57,000 supporters, including 2,800 English fans.