Anthony Lopes announces the color!

Olympique de Marseille hosts Olympique Lyonnais this Sunday evening on behalf of the 36th day of Ligue 1. After their defeat against Feyenoord Rotterdam (3-2), the Marseille club will have to play a better match if they wish to bring a little closer to the Champions League. The Lyonnais, who did not play this week, were able to prepare for this shock and arrive in Marseille with the ambition of keeping hope of qualifying for the European Cup.

Sunday evening, OL travel to Marseille to face OM, who lost yesterday against Feyenoord Rotterdam (3-2) as part of the 36th day of Ligue 1. Lyon, current 8th in the championship is at seven points from third place occupied by Rennes. After their complicated season, OL would welcome a victory at the Stade Vélodrome to revive, depending on the other results, in the race for the Champions League.

Asked by the Rhone media Olympique and Lyonnais, Thiago Mendes gave his feelings about the Olympico which will be played on Sunday. The Brazilian midfielder says he wants to win at the Stade Vélodrome:

Of course I believe in it, because we are a great team. We are going to Marseille to win. There are four matches left that we must all take as a final. It’s up to us to win them all, we have to give our best until the end. Of course there is hope. As long as there is hope, there is a chance. It is up to us to obtain a place in Europe, for us, but also for the public. Thiago Mendes – Source: Olympique and Lyonnais (04/29/2022)

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The locker room has a revenge mindset – Lopes

In the OM-OL pre-match press conference, Anthony Lopes gives his feelings on the mentality of his team before traveling to Marseille and wishes to rely on the first leg between the two teams.

We will have to respond in all areas. We are going there with ambition to get the three points. It’s not an easy season. She is average. The locker room has a revengeful mindset. We focus on the field. Marseille will play at home. They are in the semi-finals of the European Cup. We are going to play in a stadium that will be full. They will be pushed by the public. It’s up to us to soften all that and go and take the three points. We will have to build on the good things done in the first leg. We were looking for the 3 points at the end of the match. No matter which team comes to us, we have to win. We had a lot of glitches so we made do with the forces present. I hope to be able to be present on Sunday. We are moving in the right direction. We do it step by step. I will have one last big test this Friday to see if I am fit. It was complicated. We took the time. There is nothing working for me at the moment. I only think about being present for Sunday and performing well. I manage to ignore the rest. If we are in this situation, it is because we have not done what is necessary before. » anthony lopes – Source: Press conference (04/29/2022)

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The Portuguese international goalkeeper from Lyon looks back on OM’s recent performances, particularly in the match against Feyenoord Rotterdam last night, and takes the opportunity to talk about his club’s ambitions, the rivalry between the two clubs and the issue of this Olympico.

I think everyone suffered from the elimination in the Europa League and what happened next. We cannot go back. We have to look forward. Mathematically, it is feasible so we will believe in it until the end. The season will not be saved if we win in Marseille. The ambitions of Olympique Lyonnais are high. The match between Feyenoord and Marseille was intense. They have been more consistent than us over the season. It’s not in my character to lay down my arms before it’s played. The Olympicos raise many issues. It’s a big rivalry. These are always exciting matches, with intensity and aggression. anthony lopes – Source: Press conference (04/29/2022)

Sunday evening will be the 102nd clash between Olympique de Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais, 35 wins for Lyon, 27 for OM and 40 draws. A slight domination of the residents of Groupama Stadium. As a reminder, in the first leg OL won (2-1) after the match was postponed due to the famous incidents against Dimitri Payet.

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