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FC Nantes. Four things to know before Lyon - Nantes

FC Nantes defy Olympique Lyonnais this Saturday at 1:30 pm The Nantes will try to confirm their victory in the derby on Wednesday, and finish in style a week to three games.

After their victory against Stade Rennais (1-0) on Wednesday, FC Nantes will present itself at Groupama Stadium in the skin of the fourth in Ligue 1. "The victories are even more of a club and a group, without igniting, analyzed Thursday coach Christian Gourcuff. But we are lucid about our benefits and the progress we must make. "

The Yellow will find a Lyon team in need of points, which has not won for six games (5 in the league and 1 in the Champions League), its worst series since 2013 and Rémi Garde. "Is it better to meet a team that is still underperforming, but capable of a reaction, or a strong team but who can fish by trust? Asked the Breton technician.

No victory in Lyon since 1996
After putting an end to a 14-year winless series at La Beaujoire against Stade Rennais, FC Nantes are tackling another series that has been running for much longer. Indeed, we must go back to December 20, 1996, to find a trace of the last victory of the Canaries in the Rhone, in the league. A success that FC Nantes Serge Le Dizet and Claude Makélélé had won late in the game, thanks to a goal from Christophe Le Roux. This is not the only series underway in the capital of Gaul since the people of Nantes have not managed to keep their clean sheet since 2003 and a 0-0 obtained at Gerland.

1:30 pm, an atypical schedule
How is FC Nantes preparing to play at 1:30 pm?
FC Nantes will play this Saturday for the first time this season at 1:30 pm "It's a special schedule and there is no magic recipe," says Christian Gourcuff. The body has a biological clock and is modified by playing as early. "

An unusual schedule that forces the people of Nantes to change some of their habits. "The day of the match, we will set up a program in relation to food to match this new schedule," says Cyril Moine, the physical trainer of FC Nantes.

Reunion with Dubois and Tatarusanu
After making his debut in the French team at La Beaujoire last June, Léo Dubois will find his training club in the shoes of a French international. Immovable holder of the team of Sylvinho, and sometimes with the armband, the right side was not in the group against Brest, in the middle of the week, in order to be preserved because he is one of the rare Gones to have disputed all the meetings. He should return to face Nantes.

The Yellow will also find Ciprian Tatarusanu, whose arrival at the OL remains a mystery. At the end of the contract with the FCN and pushed to the exit by Vahid Halilhodzic, the porter of Romania had placed a small bomb in the summer of Lyon, claiming to have come in a titular role.

"Nobody told me that I came to Lyon to be number 2. If I had been told that, I would not have come. At the time, the indestructible Anthony Lopes had not extended for three more seasons and Grégory Coupet had not been consulted for the recruitment of the former Canary. If the situation is more peaceful today, Ciprian Tatarusanu is still on the bench.

Christian Gourcuff returns to his eleven "classic"
With the exception of Charles Traore, still injured in the pubis, the Nantais is complete for the trip to Lyon. After relying on Rene Krhin and Kader Bamba against Rennes on Wednesday, the FCN coach is expected to return to a more classic composition by lining Mehdi Abeid in the middle and Imran Louza on the right.

Very good against Rennes, Fabio should again be tenured on the left while Dennis Appiah will be aligned on the right, numerically replacing Charles Traore.