Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | France

'We all know PSG will be champions'



Paris St Germain's rivals already know the wealthy club will be French champions at the end of the season and their only aim is to delay the capital side's title, Olympique Lyon coach Remi Garde said on Friday.

The two teams clash at the Parc des Princes on Sunday with PSG, second on 32 points, three behind their visitors but able to reclaim top spot on goal difference if they win.

"The game is important but it is not crucial. We won't have to draw any conclusions after the match," Garde told a news conference.

"There is a good chance we already know who the champions will be though we are among those who want to bother them as long as we can.

"Yes, we will try. We are just here for that - trying to annoy them."

Despite being top for weeks, Lyon travel to PSG as underdogs after the Qatari-backed club won their last two games 4-0 - at home to Evian and at Valenciennes.

"We do not even think about fighting with PSG for the title. Paris scare us," Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas told French daily newspaper Le Parisien.

"It would be an offence to (coach) Carlo Ancelotti and (sports director) Leonardo not to be scared by a team who win their games away 4-0."

PSG were widely expected to win the French league last season but were beaten to the title by unheralded Montpellier.

Seven-times French champions Lyon will be without injured midfielders Clement Grenier and Yoann Gourcuff for Sunday's game.

They will also miss forward Alexandre Lacazette, who picked up a thigh problem in the 1-1 home draw against strugglers Nancy on Wednesday.

Right back Anthony Reveillere, who was also replaced after injury against Nancy, is doubtful.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Carol Radull
The Chile lesson
Who would have known early on Saturday morning that it would be Chile and not Argentina holding...

Segun Odegbami
Vincent Enyeama versus the NFF
Who could have imagined that a small innocent comment by the captain of the Nigerian national team...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Are women refs better than men?
This coming weekend (4th and 5th July 2015) will see the final of two major soccer competitions in...

Sunday Oliseh
Cech just what the Dr ordered
Arsenal have been a bit lightweight in the goalkeeping department since the departure of Jens...

Neil Tovey
Why I answered Safa’s call
I am pleased to have agreed to a deal in principle to serve as Safa’s technical director for the...

Clyde Tlou
Time for SA legends to step forward
A lack of ambition is hampering the South African 1996 Africa Cup of Nations legends.