Lacazette to fire Lyon? Lacazette had been taken off with a hamstring niggle as Lyon was beaten 1-0 at home by Clermont in Round 17, suffering their second loss in a streak of four league games in which they have won just once. That has left them a massive 16 points off second place and automatic qualification for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
Lacazette to fire Lyon? | UEFA Europa League
A UEFA Europa League place awaits the Coupe de France winner, and with just four more rounds to negotiate before the final at the Stade de France on 29 April, it offers OL the shortest route to a return to European competition. Lacazette did not emerge from the substitutes’ bench until after second-division Metz had equalized at the Groupama Stadium on Saturday, but it was the man who joined the fray at the same time as him, FIFA World Cup winner Nicolas Tagliafico, who had the bigger impact, flicking on a corner that Castello Lukeba headed and the visitors’ Fali Candé turned into his own goal to decide the tie 2-1 in the hosts’ favor.