Olympique Lyonnais

  • Lyon sign midfielder Paqueta from Milan on five-year deal
    (Reuters): Olympique Lyonnais have signed Brazilian midfielder Lucas Paqueta from AC Milan on a five-year deal for a fee of 20 million euros ($23.49 million), the Ligue 1 club said. Paqueta, 23, made 44 appearances for Milan in all competitions after joining from Flamengo in 2019. "It's a very important signing. I was eager to show that we could make big signings and to be constructive in building the future of the club," Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas said i
  • Lyon pour cold water on Depay to Barcelona transfer speculation
    (Reuters): Olympique Lyonnais on Tuesday poured cold water on reports that their Dutch international forward Memphis Depay is on the brink of a 30-million euro ($35.54 million) move to Barcelona. Dutch media reported on Tuesday that the Catalan club, where former Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman recently took over, were on the brink of signing the 26-year-old striker. Yet Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said the Spanish giants had told him Depay was too expensive for them.
  • We won the tactical battle' says Lyon coach Garcia
    LISBON, August 16 (Reuters): Olympique Lyonnais manager Rudi Garcia said winning the tactical battle with Pep Guardiola's side had been the key to his team's surprise 3-1 win in the Champions League quarter-final on Saturday. The victory sends Lyon, who finished seventh in the French league, into a clash with German champions and tournament favourites Bayern Munich in Lisbon on Wednesday. "With Pep, you can expect anything. We knew that Pep could concoct somethi
  • Ronaldo brace not enough as Olympique Lyon knock out Juventus
    TURIN, Italy, August 8 (Reuters): Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace, including an unstoppable long-range goal, to give Juventus a 2-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League on Friday but it was not enough as the French side reached the quarter-finals on away goals. After both sides converted contentious penalties in the first half, Ronaldo struck from out of the blue on the hour but Lyon clung on for a 2-2 aggregate draw to set up a quarter-final with Manchester Cit