Lyon – West Ham, facts and statistics | European League

• Lyon won Group 1 of the UEFA Europa League this fall, taking the top spot at the expense of Rangers, Sparta Braha and Brondby with two games remaining and only losing points in their last game, 1-1 at home to the Scottish champions, who finished eight points behind. In the round of 16, coach Peter Boss’ side were eliminated, Porto winning the 2010/11 season, with a 1-0 victory for Portugal before a 1-1 draw in France.

• West Ham, who made their European debut, easily won Group H in the fall, taking first place with one game remaining with 13 points – three more than Dinamo Zagreb, second. The Hammers then returned against the winner of the round of 16, Seville, with a 2-0 win after extra time in the second leg at home, after losing 0-1 in southern Spain.

the game directly

Previous meetings
• It was reduced to ten after Aaron Cresswell was sent off just before the end of the first half, as West Ham drew 1-1 with Lyon at London Stadium in the first leg. Hammers even opened the scoring via Jarrod Bowen seven minutes after returning from the locker room before Tanguy Ndombele equalized from close range 16 minutes later, allowing OL to remain undefeated in this season’s UEFA Europa League.

• Lyon’s record in 22 UEFA matches against English opponents is 7 wins, 9 draws and 6 losses. In the knockout matches, the record was 3 qualifiers and 3 eliminations, the last of which was the victory over Manchester City (3-1) in the first leg of the 2019/20 Champions League quarter-final, thanks to Moussa Dembele’s double. At the end of the game in Lisbon.

• This tie in the first leg extended OL’s unbeaten streak against English opponents to seven matches (4 wins and 3 draws). Lyon have lost only once in ten home matches against English clubs, but have drawn in seven such encounters, including most recently, 2-2 against Manchester City in the group stage of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League.

• West Ham’s only experience against a French opponent in the UEFA competition was against Metz in one of the 1999 UEFA Cup finals, losing the first leg 0-1 at home and winning 3-1 abroad.


about the difference

• Lyon finished the 2020/21 Ligue 1 campaign in fourth place, seven points behind champion LOSC Lille, to return to European competition after a rare season outside the direct qualifying group stage of the UEFA Europa League. In their last continental season, the French reached the semi-finals of the 2019/20 Champions League, losing 3-0 at the hands of champions Bayern Munich.

• Bosz beat Rangers 2-0 at home in their opening UEFA Europa League group match before earning a double against Sparta (4-3, 3-0) and Brondby (3-0, 3-1). The Rangers drew at home in the sixth round, but their final tally of 16 points was the highest in the competition this season – three more than any other team in the eight groups.

• Les Gones won more UEFA Europa League matches than any other French team (27), and also scored goals (89). This is their third appearance in the quarter-finals, for the first time in 2013/2014, after they ended in their defeat against Juventus (0-1, 1-2), and their second, three years later, with their penalty shootout victory over Besiktas. (2-1, 1-2 Ab).

• The 3-2 loss to CSKA in the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League Round of 16 was the last time Lyon lost at home in a European match, and although they have drawn 8 of 12 matches since then, they have won three of their last five, including This season’s wins 3-0 against Brøndby and Sparta. Les Gones’s home record in the Europa League knockout stage is W7 D2. D2, they won all four of their games in 2016/17, when they reached the semi-finals.

• Lyon have advanced three out of five times after being drawn away in the UEFA competition, most recently against Odessa Chornomorets in the Round of 16 of the 2013/14 Europa League (0-0 away, 1-0) – after the previous two losses, The second against Roma in the 2006/07 UEFA Champions League Round of 16 (0-0 a, 0-2 dom.). The only other double encounter in which Lyon drew 1-1 with away in the first leg ended in qualification after a 2-0 victory at home against Hamburg in the quarter-finals of the 1963/64 European Cup Winners’ Cup.

West Ham
• Sixth place in the 2020/21 Premier League saw West Ham enter the group stage of the UEFA competition for the first time. In each of his last two continental campaigns, in 2015/2016 and 2016-2017, he was knocked out of the UEFA Europa League qualifiers by Romanian side Astra Giurgiu.

• The Londoners won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1964/65, defeating Munich 1860 2-0 in the final at Wembley Stadium, and reached the semi-finals, finals and quarter-finals of the same competition over the next 16 years.

• West Ham is going through its best season in the history of C3 and has not passed the second round in 1999/2000. Their record in the quarter-finals in UEFA competitions – all Cup Winners’ Cups – is 3 qualifications and 1 elimination, which came in the last meeting against Dinamo Tbilisi in 1980/81 (1-4, 1-0).

• David Moyes’ side have won their first three Group H matches without conceding this season – 2-0 away against Dinamo, 2-0 at home against Rapid Vienna and 3-0 at home against Genk. They then lost their first points in a 2-2 away draw with the Belgian side before taking the lead with a 2-0 win in Vienna and losing their last game 0-1 at home against Dinamo.

• West Ham failed to score for the first time in seven European matches when they lost 1-0 to Seville in the first leg of the round of 16. They have won only three of their 11 Europa League and European Cup matches outside England (D2 L6), with two of those successes in Zagreb and Vienna in the group stage this season.

• The only double confrontation in which West Ham drew at home in the first leg ended with a loss against Astra in the third round of qualifying for the 2015/16 European League (2-2, 1-2 away).

We know each other…
• Alphonse Areola and Kurt Zouma from West Ham are teammates for Lyon captain Leo Dubois.

• Areola loaned to West Ham from his mother club Paris Saint-Germain, where he participated in 107 matches with the first team.

• Zouma played for local Lyon opponent Saint-Etienne from 2011 to 2014, scoring away against OL in the 1-1 derby on April 28, 2013. Three other players from West Ham also belong to French clubs: Arthur Masuaku (Valenciennes, 2008-14), Said Benrahma (Nice, 2013-18) and Issa Diop (Toulouse, 2006-18).

• Italian international Emerson on loan to Lyon this season from his London rival West Ham Chelsea, who played with him in the 2019 Europa League final, beating Arsenal and winning the Champions League this past season.

• Tanguy Ndombele returned to Lyon on loan from fellow London club Tottenham Hotspur in January, having previously left OL for Tottenham in July 2019.

• The other members of the Lyon squad who have played for English clubs are Dembele (Fulham, 2012-16), Jerome Boateng (Manchester City, 2010/11) and Jeff Reigns Adelaide (Arsenal, 2015-18).

• Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko, who scored the hammer in overtime winning goal against Sevilla, was Borussia Dortmund’s player in the 2017/18 season, the first half of which he spent under current Lyon coach Boss.

• Leonis Karl Toko Ekambi is the joint top scorer in the UEFA Europa League this season with six goals, all in the group stage.

• With its victory in the round of 16 against Porto, Lyon equaled the record of six consecutive victories in the European League away from home, and the group stage to the final, which was previously shared by Atletico Madrid and Porto. The French club’s career, which lasted for more than four years, ended in a 1-1 draw with West Ham in the first leg.

• West Ham are one of only two newcomers to the group stage of the UEFA Europa League in 2021/22, along with Denmark champion Brondby. The Mid-Term Finals and other FC Barcelona quarter-finalists have featured three first-timers in the competition this season.

• The winner of this double confrontation will face Eintracht Frankfurt or Barcelona in the semi-finals.

Penalties in UEFA competitions
• Lyon: 1 qualification, 2 eliminations
2-4 against PSV Eindhoven, 2004/05 UEFA Champions League Quarter-finals
3-4 vs APOEL, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League Round of 16
7-6 vs Besiktas, 2016/17 UEFA Europa League Quarter-finals

• West Ham: 1 qualification, 0 elimination
5-3 vs Birkirkara, 2015/16, UEFA Europa League 2nd Preliminary Round

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