Europa League: Rijeka – Olympique Lyon, the French seek to consolidate first place in group

Rijeka will receive tonight starting at 10:05 p.m. visit of Olympique Lyon match taking place in the stage number four of Group I of the Europa League.

Rijeka began disastrously this group, even being beaten in the debut match 4-0 at Vitoria Guimaraes in the movement. Croats have got a draw at home in front of Betis Sevilla and then were defeated in the move from Lyon 1-0. Matjaz Kek’s band until now not been beaten at home in this competition, evolving far in four home matches. Rijeka also not been defeated in their last 11 matches played on their arena. Croats will definitely force victory in the game today, because only in case of a positive result will have chances to qualify for the European spring.

Lyon is the leader of this group, amassing a total of five points. Besides the victory at home against opponents today, the French have earned two draws with Guimaraes and Betis. In the matches played by OL in this group have only scored three goals, French band with a very good defense and very many problems in attack. Lyon has not won on the road for seven games, the team coached by Remi Garde passing through a period of very weak in terms of results. Many valuable players of the team will not be going to Croatia because the French coach believes the match against Saint Etienne in the league is more important.