Lyon misses out M. Lopes (19/0 d), Bisevac (27/0 d), G. Fofana (25/2 m) and Tolisso (14/1 m).
Lorient without Audard (22/0 first goalkeeper), Ecuele Manga (34/1 d), Baca (19/0 d), Koné (18/1 d), S. Diallo (26/3 m), Jouffre (33/6 m), Reale (2/0 m), Barthelmé (13/1 m), L. Sunu (18/1 f) and top scorer Aboubakar (34/16 f).
Lorient is standing at the middle of the table, without motivation and with many unavailable players.
Lyon need a win in order to keep the position which leads in Europa League next season. They lost last week against Marseille 4-2 and now the difference between those two clubs are only two points.
Lyon have played in Europa League this season, but that wasn’t a priority for them, so it’s questinable do they want to play in this competition next season.
On the other side, UEFA confirmed that from the next season the winner of Europa League will qualify in Champions League.
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