20:05 GMT 15 March 2018
The Lyon vs. CSKA Moscow match will be played on Thursday, March 15, at the Groupama Stadium, Lyon. This is the second leg of Europa League best of 16 round. In the first match played in Moscow, Lyon celebrated a 1:0 victory.
This will be the second head to head game between these two teams. Lyon celebrated a 1:0 victory in Moscow a week ago.
Head to head matchess in UEFA Europa League, Knockout stage: Olympique Lyon - CSKA Moscow
|08.03.2018||UEFA||CSKA Moscow||Olympique Lyon||0:1|
Lyon eliminated Villareal surprisingly easy, by 4:1 on aggregate, in the first Europa League knockout round. In the group phase, they finished second-placed, behind Atalanta. Their form improved dramatically in the last two months, they are now fourth in the league, with only five points less than Marseille and their goal is to finish in the top three until the end of the season. After a great result in Moscow, Lyon will probably rely on counter-attacks in the upcoming rematch against CSKA.
Latest matches: Olympique Lyon
|11.03.2018||Ligu||Olympique Lyon||SM Caen||1:0||W|
|08.03.2018||UEFA||CSKA Moscow||Olympique Lyon||0:1||W|
|04.03.2018||Ligu||Montpellier HSC||Olympique Lyon||1:1||D|
|01.03.2018||Coup||SM Caen||Olympique Lyon||1:0||L|
|25.02.2018||Ligu||Olympique Lyon||AS Saint Etienne||1:1||D|
CSKA is struggling in Russia - they are currently third in the league, with eight points less than their city rivals Lokomotiv. Also, Krasnodar and Zenit are really near them, only one and two points away at the moment, so they will probably fight for the top three instead for the title in the remaining part of the season. After losing at home against Lyon it is hard to believe they can win the away match and eliminate the French club.
Latest matches: CSKA Moscow
|11.03.2018||Prem||RFK Terek Grozny||CSKA Moscow||0:3||W|
|08.03.2018||UEFA||CSKA Moscow||Olympique Lyon||0:1||L|
|03.03.2018||Prem||CSKA Moscow||FC Ural Yekaterinburg||1:0||W|
|21.02.2018||UEFA||CSKA Moscow||FK Red Star Belgrade||1:0||W|
|17.02.2018||Club||CSKA Moscow||Esbjerg FB||0:0||D|
CSKA Moscow will have to attack from the first minute of the match, but Lyon's defense is looking strong at the moment. We expect to see less than 2.5 goals in the upcoming game.
15 March 2018 - 20:05 GMT
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