Besiktas – Lyon: 20th April 2017
At any price, in the semifinals
The tour was one of the “Olympique Lyonnais Park”. Turkish fans forced the postponement of the game by about 50 minutes, forcing supporters of the hosts to invade the playing area in order not to be subject to the dangers of artillery bombs launched by hooligans. French players have felt the moral shock and they have been led 1-0 since the 15th minute. Luckily for Genesio’s students, they returned the final score in just three minutes, thus ensuring A minimum advantage for qualifying in the UEFA Europa League semifinals. In our opinion, as in the tour, a crucial importance will have the moral aspect of the game, Turkish supporters trying to intimidate the guests again to facilitate the qualification of the favorite team.
The complicated period
Olympique Lyonnais seems to have been hit by a curse lately. After the tour, Bruno Genesio’s boys were forced to abandon the weekend championship game at Bastia. Corsican fans have entered the field, determined to take the players of Lyon into battle, after which the center decided that the match could not be done in the conditions given. However, the host team’s supporters were not accidental, Bastia losing the tournament match on “Olympique Lyonnais Park” with a score of 2-1, but the butcher is the referees. Regarding our strictly Thursday evening match in Istanbul, there is a good chance that the French will have a new delicate, intimidating episode that will seriously jeopardize their chances to qualify.
Besiktas (4-2-3-1): Fabri-Gonul, Tosic, Mitrovic, Adriano-Ozyakup, Hutchinson- Quaresma, Talisca, Babel- Tosun
Absentees: Marcelo, Aboubakar (suspend)
Ol. Lyon (4-3-1-2): Lopes- Yallet, Mammana, Diakhaby, Morel- Tolisso, Gonalons, Tousart- Valbuena- Lacazette, Fekir
Absent: Rafael (suspended), Depay (ineligible)