Europa League Olympique Lyon v Tottenham Hotspurs Live Sttreaming
Olympique Lyon will be hosting Tottenham Hotspur in what will be an intrigiung second leg clash of their Europa League Round of 23 tie on Thursday evening. Spurs edged out of the first leg with a 2-1 score line, thanks to Gareth Bale's domineering performance. However, a lot more will be at stake when they battle in the second leg over in France.
Lyon will go into this one with confidence, despite them needing to overturn a one goal deficit, mainly because they secured an away goal last week. Thus, even a 1-0 win over Spurs would be enough for them to secure progression into the next round.
But if we look at their recent form, Lyon have only won two of their last five matches, although they are still at the top of the La Liga table with a 3 point lead over PSG. But coming into this match, Lyon will be paying special attention to one man, which is none other than Gareth Bale.
The Welsh wizard has been on scintillating form in recent weeks, improving tremendously with his ability to simplay dribble past defenders and also finish off with quality. Comparisons between him and Ronaldo has also been revived, with the Welshman also being deadly from free kicks as well now.
Last week, Bale absolutely tore apart Lyon's defence on countless occassions, despite the fact that he only netted two goals. And they know that Bale is equally capable of shining away from home. with that hat-rick in San Siro two years back being a perfect testament.
Lyon are likely to field the same starting line up that played in London last week, but maybe Clement Greneir could come into the team to replace Maxime Gonalons, who is fighting to be fit for this one. As for Spurs, there are no major injury concerns and AVB essentially has a solid squad to pick from for this game.
Even though they have a one goal lead in this game, do not expect Spurs to sit back and defend. AVB is a very attack minded manager and Spurs will be looking to score goals in Lyon. I like the French outfit a lot, but I still think that Spurs will be able to secure a draw and progress into the Round of 16.