Porto have registered 15 wins and 3 draws during this phase and head into Wednesday’s encounter on the back of a 4-2 win over Pacos de Ferreira in the Primeira Liga where they have yet to lose a game this season. Porto last played Lazio in the Europa League play-off round and defeated the Italians 4-3 in a pretty hard fought fixture. This was the first time Porto really had to dig deep to get rid of their opponents this season.
On the other hand, Olympique Lyon has been doing just fine this season. The Lyon once known has gone missing big time and are yet to recover their old self. Olympique Lyon occupied the 9th spot in the Ligue 1 standings and got back to winning ways in their previous fixture in the domestic league.
Lyon came into this game on the back of a commanding 4-1 win against rivals Lorient. Prior to this game they were held back because of a 2-game winless streak which only added salt to their wounds. However, Olympique Lyon finished at the top of their Europa League group claiming 5 wins and 1 draw from all their group stage matches. Olympique Lyon will be desperate to continue their sensational form at the continental level.
Porto will miss the services of Wilson Manafa who is injured and full-back Wendell who is out suspended. Meanwhile, Olympique Lyon will miss Rayan Cherki and Sinaly Diomande who are out injured. Evanilson, Mehdi Taremi, Lucas Paqueta, Moussa Dembele are some important players for your Dream11 team.
My Dream11 team for POT vs LYN match:
Diogo Costa (GK); Pepe, Emerson Palmieri, Chancel Mbemba, Castello Lukeba; Lucas Paqueta(C), Karl Toko Ekambi, Mateus Uribe; Evanilson, Mehdi Taremi (VC), Moussa Dembele
Predicted XI for the POT vs LYN match:
Diogo Costa (GK); Joao Mario, Pepe, Chancel Mbemba, Zaidu Sanusi; Otavio, Vitinha, Mateus Uribe, Wenderson Galeno; Evanilson, Mehdi Taremi
Anthony Lopes (GK); Malo Gusto, Thiago Mendes, Castello Lukeba, Emerson Palmieri; Maxence Caqueret, Houssem Aouar; Romain Faivre, Lucas Paqueta, Karl Toko Ekambi; Moussa Dembele
FC Porto Squad:
Diogo Meireles Costa(GK), Chancel Mbemba, Pepe, Joao Mario Neto Lopes, Wendell, Mateus Uribe, Otavio, Vitor Ferreira, Eduardo Cossa, Mehdi Taremi, Francisco Evanilson, Zaidu Sanusi, Fabio Cardoso, Stephen Eustaquio, Bruno Costa, Joao Mendes , Fabio Vieira, Antonio Martinez, Fernando Andrade dos Santos, Joao Marcelo, Romain Correia, Ze Pedro Figueiredo, Marko Grujic, Bernardo Folha, Goncalo Borges, Mor Ndiaye, Vasco Sousa, Ruben Semedo, Wanderson Galeno, Wilson Manafa, Ivan Marcano, Agustin Marchesin(GK), Claudio Ramos(GK), Francisco Meixedo(GK), Danny Loader, Francisco Conceicao
Olympique Lyon Squad:
Anthony Lopes(GK), Thiago Mendes, Malo Gustov, Castello Lukeba, Emerson Palmieri, Maxence Caqueret, Houssem Aouar, Lucas Paqueta, Romain Faivre, Moussa Dembele, Karl Toko Ekambi, Leo Dubois, Jerome Boateng, Henrique Silva, Damien Da Silva, Hugo Vogel, Bradley Barcola, Irvyn Lomami, Jason Denayer, Rayan Cherki, Habib Keita, Julian Pollersbeck(GK), Noam Bonnet, Madyan Sounni, Tanguy Ndombele, Sinaly Diomande, Pape Cheikh Diop, Lenny Pintor, Tino Kadewere, Jeff Reine Adelaide, Malcolm Barcola(GK), Gael Nsombi, Kayne Bonnevie(GK)