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Lyon to face Ajax! UEFA Europa League | 21/04/2017

Fresh from their dramatic quarter-final win over Besiktas, Olympique Lyonnais have been drawn against Dutch giants Ajax in the semis, while Manchester United take on Celta Vigo.

After breathless scenes away to Besiktas in Istanbul that saw OL clinch a semis berth 7-6 on penalties, the club from the Rhône valley can now start preparing for their next opponents - Ajax of Amsterdam - following the draw at UEFA head-quarters in Nyon, Switzerland on Friday.

Home-ground advantage

Crucially for Lyon, the return leg will be played at the Parc OL on Thursday, May 11, a week after the first leg in the Netherlands. Lyon have played the Dutch giants two times in European competition, having clashed in the Champions League group stage in 2002-03 (two defeats for OL, 2-1 and 2-0) and 2011-12 (two scoreless draws).

 

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