Held in check by FC Lorient this weekend (1-1), OL will be keen to revive its machine next Sunday against ASSE. However the news is not totally reassuring for the Gones side a week from this first derby of the season.
OL: Two big packages already confirmed against ASSE
Already deprived of Moussa Dembélé, Tino Kadewere, Malo Gusto and Jeff Reine-Adelaide, the coach of theOlympique Lyonnais will have to deal with other significant absences for the next games of his team. Indeed, touched during the match of the 8th matchday of Ligue 1 against FC Lorient, Saturday at the Groupama Stadium, Jason Denayer and Islam Slimani should not participate in the second matchday of Europa League against Brondby on Thursday, as well as the derby against AS Saint-Étienne on Sunday.
As a reminder, the Dutch central defender was out in the first half against Hakes, while the 33-year-old Algerian striker also left the field late in the match for the same reason. Both men suffer from muscle problems and will therefore not be able to be present for the next two games of OL. From the daily news The Team, the two protégés of Peter Bosz should not return to competition until after the international break following the duel in Geoffroy-Guichard on October 3. However, the situation is less serious for Jérôme Boateng.
Still hope for Jérôme Boateng
“I said it two weeks ago, I was worried about injuries, because we are the only club in France that has only two days off between each game, and that’s it… », had railed Peter Bosz in press conference after the draw of Olympique Lyonnais against FC Lorient. However, The Team announcement that the state of health of Jérôme Boateng is less alarming than Denayer and Slimani. According to the sports newspaper, the former Bayern Munich central defender suffers from a sprain that does not seem too serious. The 33-year-old German international, unlike his two teammates, could therefore quickly return to the collective of Peter Bosz.