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.
â€¢ The teams met for a initial time during Goodison Park on matchday three, Bertrand TraorÃ©’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.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ 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).
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ 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).
â€¢ Everton are but a feat in 4 European games (D2 L2) and have only one indicate from their opening 3 UEFA Europa League organisation matchesÂ â€“Â the lowest series purebred by an English bar during this theatre of a competition.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ 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
â€¢ The tour from Liverpool to Lyon is around 1,000km.
â€¢ Lyon’s Rafael and Memphis Depay played alongside Everton’s Wayne Rooney and Morgan Schneiderlin during Manchester United.
â€¢ Several Lyon players have represented English clubs: Depay (Manchester United 2015â€“17), Rafael (Manchester United 2008â€“15), Bertrand TraorÃ© (Chelsea 2014â€“17) and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Newcastle 2013â€“14).
â€¢ A series of Everton players have French joining experience: Schneiderlin (Strasbourg 2006â€“08), Kevin Mirallas (LOSC Lille 2004â€“08, St-Ã‰tienne 2008â€“10), Idrissa Gueye (LOSC Lille 2010â€“15) and Maarten Stekelenburg (Monaco 2014â€“15).
â€¢ The Stade de Lyon is a venue for this season’s UEFA Europa League final on 16 May 2018.
â€¢ Born in Lyon, Bruno GÃ©nÃ©sio came by a club’s ranks as a midfielder, personification for a comparison side from 1985â€“95. He returned to a bar as partner manager in 2011 before holding solitary authority in Dec 2015.
â€¢ Everton are seeking a new manager following a depart of Ronald Koeman on 23 October.