Find out more about Town’s French pre-season opponents
- Find out more about Olympique Lyonnais
- Town face the French side on 25 July 2018
- Tickets & Sponsorship packages available
David Wagner’s side will welcome French side Olympique Lyonnais to the John Smith’s Stadium for a pre-season friendly on Wednesday 25 July 2018 ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.
In charge of the seven-time Ligue 1 Champions is Bruno Génésio who was appointed as manager in 2015 having spent the previous four seasons as assistant to former manager Rémi Garde.
Génésio’s Olympique Lyonnais finished third-place in last season's Ligue 1 competition only behind Monaco & PSG; qualifying for Champions League football next season in the process.
Having scored an impressive 87 league goals last season – only surpassed by champions PSG – Lyon will provide a good pre-season test for Town with attacking stars that include former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay, French international Nabil Fekir and former Real Madrid striker Mariano.
They rounded off the season in lethal fashion winning 9 of their final 10 games, losing just once in the penultimate game against Strasbourg.
The French side played in the Europa League last season, progressing to the knockouts from their second-placed finish in a group that included Town’s Premier League rivals Everton.
Lyon beat Villarreal over two-legs in the Round of 32 before being knocked out in the Round of 16 by Russian side CSKA Moscow.
Tickets for the game are priced at £15 for adults, £10 for seniors and £5 for Under-18s at the gate. Sponsorship and Hospitality packages are also available for this exciting pre-season game – please click HERE for more info.