While Lyon have a new manager, Montpellier still await the appointment of theirs having sacked Olivier Dall'Oglio on Monday. La Paillade slipped to 11th - one place and two points behind Lyon - with their 1-0 loss at RC Lens on Saturday, and after three consecutive defeated, club president Laurent Nicollin decided to pull the trigger.
Lacazette unlocked? There were shoots of promise last weekend. Lyon took the lead through Alexandre Lacazette and the former Arsenal man drew his side level with another strike later in the game before Martin Terrier snatched all three points for the hosts. Watch: Highlights of Lyon's 3-2 loss at Rennes Lyon's 3-4-2-1 was a marked departure from the Bosz era, as was the use of Jérôme Boateng at centre-back and a front two of Lacazette and Moussa Dembélé, although Blanc may not be settled on his best possible team yet.
Montpellier-Lyon preview: 'OL must be ambitious, ' says BlancMontpellier Hérault SC - Olympique Lyonnais - Kick-off: 15:00 GMT >> LIVE SCORING, STATS & COMMENTARY Blanc replaced Peter Bosz as Lyon coach two weeks ago, returning to a French top-flight dugout for the first time in five years last Sunday as les Gones were edged 3-2 at Stade Rennais FC. A four-time Ligue 1 Uber Eats winner as a manager - once with Girondins de Bordeaux and then three consecutive times with Paris Saint-Germain between 2014 and 2016, Blanc has been tasked with getting OL back into the UEFA Champions League.
In the French Ligue Coupe, the two teams played a total of 1 games before, of which Montpellier won 1, Lyon won 0 and the two teams drew 0. In the French Coupe, the two teams played a total of 2 games before, of which Montpellier won 0, Lyon won 2 and the two teams drew 0. In the French Trophee des Champions, the two teams played a total of 1 games before, of which Montpellier won 0, Lyon won 1 and the two teams drew 0. In the French Ligue 1, the two teams played a total of 26 games before, of which Montpellier won 7, Lyon won 17 and the two teams drew 2.
"Everything pleased me lately; everything but the result [against Rennes], " he said. "We know very well that to get Lyon back on track you have to win matches. "We've been hammering into the players for a week that we have to have the courage to play. Lyon must be ambitious in the game. It's a fairly personal path to follow but I think the players are adhering to it. " Lukeba and Faivre doubtful Castello Lukeba is a doubt with a muscular injury so Damien Da Silva could start alongside Boateng and Sinaly Diomandé in Blanc's back three. Romain Faivre's dead leg means that Houssem Aouar should keep his place at No. 10, meanwhile.
Montpellier vs Lyon Head to HeadA complete record of competitive matches played between the two teams, This page lists the head-to-head record of Montpellier vs Lyon including biggest victories and defeats between the two sides, and H2H stats in all competitions. The Teams Montpellier and Lyon played 31 Games up to today. Among them, Montpellier won 8 games ( 5 at Stade de la Mosson, 3 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais away), Lyon won 21 (12 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, 9 at Stade de la Mosson away), and drew 2 (0 at Stade de la Mosson, 2 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais). In the International Club Friendly, the two teams played a total of 1 games before, of which Montpellier won 0, Lyon won 1 and the two teams drew 0.
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