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The Worst Possible Draw: Lyon

United were drawn in a very tough-looking group back in September but made light work of AS Roma, Sporting and Dynamo Kiev. More of the same is required as we have been drawn Olympique Lyonnais in the second round.

The games will be played on February 19/20 and March 4/5. The six-times French champions are a tough nut to crack and later you will be able to read a detailed profile of them. For the time being I will say that our only meetings with them came in the group stage of the 2004/05 competition, that time we drew 2-2 in Lyon and won 2-1 at Old Trafford.

Arsenal and Liverpool had much worse draws so we can be reasonably happy - but not as much as Chelsea who are virtually in the quarter-final now.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 21 2007

Time: 12:14PM

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Lyon is a hard team to beat.
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21/12/2007 12:28:00

have seen barca and even rangers batter lyon before, so we can beat them.
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21/12/2007 12:34:00

United vs lyon should be a good game but i think united are one of the best teams in europe and lyon arnt evevn close to us we can knick a result in france then finsih them at old trafford ..bring em on my prediction, 1-0 at lyon , 2-0 at manchester
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21/12/2007 12:50:00

I refuse to be scared of French people!
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21/12/2007 14:08:00

We must be careful with fouls because Juninho's free-kicks can be devilishly good. However, we have way too much quality. In France, Anderson and Hargreaves will provide enough protection for the back four to keep them out and we'll win 3-1 at Old Trafford. Barca are not exactly brilliant this season yet they confidently overcame Lyon over the two games so we should beat them.
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21/12/2007 15:46:00

celtic drew barca
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21/12/2007 17:47:00

so what?
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21/12/2007 17:49:00

Lyon is hard to beat, but not hard enough. They have ALWAYS under-achieved in Europe, proof of the fact that they've been six time champs also coz the French League is pathetic.
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21/12/2007 20:44:00

It won't difficult to beat them, but they're a great french club.
Star 3000
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22/12/2007 12:02:00

Its not really a tough draw, a very poor Rangers team beat them 3-0 in france and Roma beat them 2-0 in france last year, I can see united scoring one or two over there.
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23/12/2007 16:14:00

don't take it for granted we're in the quarters! It's a strange game!
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24/12/2007 20:48:00

good luck guys you lot will need it. cos lyon could proof to be a party pooper.
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25/12/2007 21:00:00


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