If Olympique Lyonnais has validated its ticket for the last four of the Coupe de France, the Lyon infirmary is still full
Olympique Lyonnais are only two wins away from the Europa League. Struggling in the league, with no less than eight points behind in fifth qualifying place for the Europa League Conference, OL clinched their ticket to the semi-finals of the Coupe de France thanks to a 2-1 victory. against Grenoble.
The Gones evening was nevertheless difficult. And not only because of the resistance of the people of Isère. OL have indeed recorded two new injuries. Jeffinho and Bradley Barcola, the two scorers of the meeting, were indeed forced out through injury and join an already busy infirmary.
“I can’t say if it’s serious or not, it’s behind the hamstring for both players, confided Laurent Blanc after the meeting. These are muscle issues. When we repeat matches every three or four days, the third match is often complicated, we know that but I didn’t have much choice, I didn’t have much of a solution. »
The Brazilian’s injury did not surprise the tricolor technician. “He arrives in a European city where it is cold and he comes from Brazil so there is an acclimatization to be had, continues Blanc. He didn’t arrive in the best of conditions with an injury that kept him out for two weeks. I knew he wasn’t ready to play a full game but I didn’t have much choice. I said to myself that for 40-45 minutes, he could bring us”, he explained.