Hello and welcome here the 20 Minutos! What a pleasure to be back in the Europa League this Thursday, which casually reminds us of recent good memories at OL. From a quarter-final in 2014 without demerit against Juventus (0-1, 1-2), with the Umtiti-Tolisso-Lacazette generation, until a cruel half in 2017 against Ajax (1-4, 3-1), the Lyon club has written great stories in this competition within its reach. So obviously, in view of the ambitious arrivals in the transfer window (Emerson, Shaqiri then Boateng) and the rise in power displayed in recent weeks by Brazilian midfielders Bruno Guimaraes and Lucas Paqueta, why not dream of going far again in 2021- 22? In an apparently affordable group with Brondby, Sparta Prague and Glasgow Rangers, OL begin this Thursday (9 p.m.) with a perilous trip to Scotland, in the legendary Ibrox Park. Missing two holders, Moussa Dembélé and Léo Dubois (injured), but Peter Bosz will be able to field a very competitive team, three days from another shock at the Parc des Princes. We can not wait to see what the new Lyon coach, finalist of the Europa League in 2017 with Ajax, will be able to bring to this group on the European scene. First element of response this evening.
»To vibrate with us in front of this Rangers-OL, meet here at 8:45 p.m., with a kick-off at 9 p.m.