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Champions League: Lyon factfile

FACTFILE: Lyon.

FACTFILE: Lyon.

As we prepare to embark on our Champions League campaign we take a closer look at our upcoming opponents...

City have been drawn in Group F and are set to take on Lyon, Shakhtar Donetsk and Hoffenheim.

First up, here's everything you need to know about Lyon, their form and the city...

Manager

Bruno Génésio

2017/18 league position

Third

2017/18 top scorer

Memphis Depay

European history

Lyon has participated in the UEFA Champions League 12 times, and during the 2009–10 season and reached the semi-finals of the competition for the first time after three previous quarter-final appearances. 

Form guide

Lyon is currently fourth in the Ligue 1 table after the opening three games of the season after securing two wins and a defeat.*

Date and venue

Our away leg will be played at the Groupama Stadium, but our fixture date and kick-off time is yet to be revealed.

About the stadium

The Groupama Stadium – also known as the Parc Olympique Lyonnais - is a 59,186 seat stadium in Décines-Charpieu, in the Lyon Metropolis. It replaced their previous stadium, Stade de Gerland, in January 2016.

The stadium was a host of UEFA Euro 2016, and was also chosen to stage the 2017 Coupe de la Ligue Final and the 2018 UEFA Europa League Final, in addition to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup and football at the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Transport links

The stadium can be reached by tram and the stadium is only a 10-minute walk from station Decines Grand Large of tram line 3, which runs just north of the stadium, but on matchdays a special branch will bring you right in front of the stadium.

Line 3 departs from Gare Part-Dieu on the eastern edge of Lyon’s city centre.

Tickets

Ticket information will follow over the next few days...

*correct as of 30 August

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