Olympique Lyonnais hosts Shakhtar Donetsk
Looking for their second consecutive win in the group stage, Olympique Lyonnais hosts Shakhtar Donetsk in a match from Group F of the UEFA Champions League. Allow us to take a look at this game in our winning soccer predictions for today.
Nobody really expected that Olympique Lyonnais could start their participation in the competition in such a fantastic way. Bruno Genesio’s boys conquered the Etihad Stadium in their first game, beating the English champions Manchester City with 2-1 away from home. Gnaly Cornet and Nabil Fekir were the heroes for Les Gones, who made a serous statement about their strenght.
Who knows – maybe Man City underrated them? Well, honestly – it doesn’t matter that much. The truth is that Lyonnais played a fantastic game at the Etihad and deserved to win.
Now the French team knows that a second consecutive win, this time against Shakhtar, would move them very closely to their goal – one of the first two places in the group. It’s never easy to play agianst the Ukrainian champions, but when you have beat Manchester City in the previous round, you can’t be afraid.
Shakhtar on the other hand started their participation in the competition with a 2-2 draw at home against Hoffenheim. Two “Brazilian” goals from Ismaily and Maycon won the point for the team from Donetsk. Surely Shakhtar’s fans hoped for a win in Kharkiv, but they were just 10 minutes away from a loss, so they should be satisfied with the draw.
That’s what happened with Olympique Lyonnais and Shakhtar in the previous round of the Champions League. Right now the French team is leading the standings in Group F, but things could change very quickly. This is our verdict in our winning soccer predictions for today for the game between Lyonnais and Shakhtar. Good luck!