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Lyon boss Remi Garde has some fine talents to select from.
Lyon's best performers of Thursday night were probably its centrally positioned defenders and midfielders, who, between them, combined to deny Tottenham any real space. Maxime Gonalons was particularly destructive while Steed Malbranque put in a hard-working shift too.
The Spurs will be attempting to figure out a way they can best open up their French opposition next week, but they would also do well to prepare for some of Lyon's bright, young attacking contributors.
Bafetimbi Gomis and Lisandro Lopez were lively in attack and the former certainly will see a lot of their team's possession come his way again. However, it was a few of their less-experienced teammates that especially caught the eye in the final third.
Umtiti got forward from left-back to strike a stunning goal, while not long after Alexandre' Lacazette skipped through the Spurs' defense and midfield, and was only denied by a Brad Friedel save. Rachid Ghezzal, who has recently started frequently, came on late and gave an example of his fine crossing ability from the left wing.
In the home environment of the Stade de Gerland these young guns will be comfortable and keen to make an impact for their team. Remi Garde might not have the squad size his predecessors had, but he certainly has some fine talents to call upon.