Starting at 9:45 p.m. Grasshoppers Lyon will meet in the third round of the Uefa Champions League. The French team is the favorite of this group, the Swiss having a very small experience in this competition.
Lyon was defeated in exhibition match played so far but managed to win only one match. The only victory was recorded with Jeonbuk 2-1. Five days ago Lyon drew 2-2 with Real Madrid after leading 2-0. Lyon came very hard in third place in the championship last season with a very weak. Dejan Lovren left the team and instead came Miguel Lopes and Gael Danic. Although they had numerous offers, Lisandro Lopez, Grenier and Gonalons have gone from Lyon. Remi Garde has problems Gomis and Briand lot but not at full capacity and will not play in this match.
Lyon Probable team: A. Lopes – M. Lopez, Bisevac, Umtiti, Dabo – Malbranque, Gonalons, Grenier – Lacazette, Lisandro, Danic
Grasshoppers had an excellent season in Switzerland last year and finished the championship two to three points of leader Basel. Grasshoppers performed so far in three matches in the championship and thus has an advantage against Lyon who started the season in Ligue 1. Away team won the match 2-0 in St.Gallen in the first round after they drew 1 -1 at home to Basel. Grasshoppers weekend was won 4-2 with Aarau in a very spectacular game. This summer the team was split from Steven Zuber, Taulant Xhaka, Mohamed Coulibaly and Joao Paiva. The new coach Michael Skibbe’s team on Steven Lang transferred siJohan Vonlanthen. Nassim Ben Khalifa will be the only peak on land, although it does constantly evolving this position.
Grasshoppers Probable team: Burki – M. Lang, Vilotic, Grichting Pavlovic – Salatic – Hajrovic, Toko, Abrash, Gashi – Ben Khalifa