Time to face their demons: Lyon vs. Reims preview

Tomorrow, Lyon will face their most challenging enemy to date: Stade de Reims.

Reims set the tone for the year when, in the second game of this season, they imposed Lyon’s first defeat. It was a rather prophetic moment that heralded two things – Lyon’s inability to chain matches, as well as their propensity to drop points against smaller clubs.

Friday, January 11th, 2019
Parc OL, Lyon
2:45 PM EST (20h45 CET)

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Turf Wars: Reims vs Lyon Match Preview

Tomorrow, Lyon travel to Reims for the second match of their Ligue 1 season. Both teams won last weekend, with Lyon snagging a comfortable (if boring) win over Amiens while Reims walked away with a hard fought victory over Nice.

Lyon are still in summer vacation mode, so perhaps this trip will get them back on track. Reims have already shown their scrappy tenacity and will certainly fight tooth and nail for all three points.

However, the biggest takeaway last weekend was that if you aren’t careful, your pitch will make more headlines than you. That was certainly the case with Lyon, whose sandy lawn was all over the headlines and a source of considerable embarrassment for the club. Not to be outdone, Reims have announced that their own pitch is suffering from a bacterial infection, which is causing yellow spots on the grass.

It sounds like an STD we should avoid at all costs.

Friday, August 17th, 2018
Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims
2:45 PM EST (19:45 UST, 20:45 CET)

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