Nantes vs Lyon live stream: watch online, TV channel, start time
Peter Bosz will look to get Lyon out of Ligue 1 limbo and claim their first win of the season when they visit Nantes on Friday in the opening act of the fourth round.
Les Gones worked their way to a 3-3 home draw against newly promoted Clermont last time around, but ninth-ranked Nantes aim to extend their away problems after succumbing 3-0 at Angers in the second week.
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Dated: Friday August 27
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Place: Beaujoire Stadium, Nantes, France
TV: be in sports
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Lyon languished in 16th place after scoring two out of nine possible points in their first round, most of which would have been deemed winnable several months ago.
Despite the continued pursuit of a win, Sunday’s draw with Les Lanciers at least showed the offensive aspects of Bosz’s plan working at their best:
Emerson Palmieri – on loan from Chelsea – could be retained as left-back after making his Groupama Stadium debut in this result, although Maxwel Cornet is another option if he’s fit.
It may be premature to wait for another start from Xherdan Shaqiri following his $ 13million (£ 9.5million) transfer from Liverpool, training with his new club for the first time on Wednesday:
Veteran striker Islam Slimani could return after missing Lyon’s last game, but Houssem Aouar could be pulled as the club hope to find a buyer for the midfielder.
Nantes forwards Anthony Limbombe (hamstrings), Kalifa Coulibaly (thigh) and Randal Kolo Muani (calf) are absent. Moses Simon could be a late call following a hamstring injury, potentially leaving Renaud Emond to lead the line.
Coach Antoine Kombouaré has faced Lyon more than any other club in his long top-flight career to date, having won 10 and lost 15 of those previous 27 encounters.
Her side went 2-1 at home when they hosted the opponent in April, the most recent of three successive defeats Nantes suffered in that game.
Tradition alone won’t be enough to give Lyon their first three-point goal of the campaign as they appear to come out of the bottom half of Ligue 1 while Nantes aim for European places.
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