Absent from the group unveiled by the OL on Wednesday due to the coronavirus, Lucas Paqueta is finally fit to play in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final against West Ham (at 9 p.m. on The Indian Paper 1). As announced by L’Equipe, he attributes his appearance to an eventual negative test.
Relief for Peter Bose. Initially declared absent, Lucas Paqueta will finally be able to play in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-final between OL and West Ham this Thursday (exclusively on The Indian Paper 1) this Thursday. As announced by L’Equipe, Brazil has tested positive for coronavirus again this morning. But he had his second test in the afternoon which came negative. So he will be able to face Hammer at the Groupama Stadium and should start as well.
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Great news for OL, also deprived of Anthony Lopes, Cinali Diomande, Maxens Caqueret and Ryan Cherkey, all at Infirmary. After playing half-time in numerical superiority, sticking to the first leg (1-1) in England, Goons is playing big in the Europa League, a competition which has become his main aim to find the Champions League next season.
“The contribution of the fans will be the biggest difference compared to the first leg, patted Peter Bos at the start of the week. There was an extraordinary atmosphere in London in favor of West Ham. Thursday will be there for us in our stadium. I’m in for big games like this. There is experience. It can make a difference and I think they will give everything to be behind us.”
The appearance of paqueta can change a lot. If he hasn’t been at his best in recent weeks, the former AC Milan player remains a key element, authoring nine goals and six assists this season in all competitions. In the Europa League, he scored against Sparta Prague and FC Porto.