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  • October 25, 2017

Lyon will build an unbreachable opening between themselves and Everton in a UEFA Europa League Group E standings should they post a second feat in a fortnight over their struggling English visitors.

Previous meetings
• The teams met for a initial time during Goodison Park on matchday three, Bertrand Traoré’s close-range bid on 75 mins giving Lyon a 2-1 feat after Ashley Williams’s header had equalised Nabil Fekir’s early penalty.

• Those were a initial goals Everton had conceded opposite French opposition, a Blues carrying formerly drawn 0-0 divided and won 3-0 during home opposite LOSC Lille in a 2014/15 UEFA Europa League organisation stage.

• Lyon’s record in 17 games opposite English sides stands during W4 D7 L6. Of their 8 home matches, 6 have finished in draws, their usually win carrying come 50 years ago this month when they kick Tottenham 1-0 in a second turn of a European Cup Winners’ Cup (and went on to win a tie on divided goals).

• The usually better suffered by Lyon during home to an English bar was opposite Arsenal in a 2000/01 UEFA Champions League organisation stage, when Frenchman Thierry Henry scored a usually idea of a game.

Form guide
• Lyon have not mislaid any of their final 6 home matches in Europe, winning 4 of them. They were hold 1-1 by Atalanta in a Stade de Lyon on matchday dual though sojourn undefeated during home in a UEFA Europa League organisation theatre (W5 D2).

• Everton are but a feat in 4 European games (D2 L2) and have only one indicate from their opening 3 UEFA Europa League organisation matches – the lowest series purebred by an English bar during this theatre of a competition.

• Lyon were semi-finalists final season, when they mislaid to Ajax carrying eliminated from a UEFA Champions League organisation stage. They won all 4 of their home fixtures in a knockout phase.

Highlights: Everton 1-2 Lyon

Highlights: Everton 1-2 Lyon

• Seventh in a 2016/17 Premier League, Everton have modernized by all 3 of their prior UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League organisation theatre campaigns, many recently in 2014/15.

Trivia and links
• The tour from Liverpool to Lyon is around 1,000km.

• Lyon’s Rafael and Memphis Depay played alongside Everton’s Wayne Rooney and Morgan Schneiderlin during Manchester United.

• Several Lyon players have represented English clubs: Depay (Manchester United 2015–17), Rafael (Manchester United 2008–15), Bertrand Traoré (Chelsea 2014–17) and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Newcastle 2013–14).

• A series of Everton players have French joining experience: Schneiderlin (Strasbourg 2006–08), Kevin Mirallas (LOSC Lille 2004–08, St-Étienne 2008–10), Idrissa Gueye (LOSC Lille 2010–15) and Maarten Stekelenburg (Monaco 2014–15).

• The Stade de Lyon is a venue for this season’s UEFA Europa League final on 16 May 2018.

The coaches
• Born in Lyon, Bruno Génésio came by a club’s ranks as a midfielder, personification for a comparison side from 1985–95. He returned to a bar as partner manager in 2011 before holding solitary authority in Dec 2015.

• Everton are seeking a new manager following a depart of Ronald Koeman on 23 October.

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