Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Lyon's Denayer fit to face Zenit St Petersburg

Lyon's Denayer fit to face Zenit St Petersburg
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - AS Monaco v Olympique Lyonnais - Stade Louis II, Monaco - August 9, 2019 Olympique Lyonnais' Jason Denayer in action REUTERS/Eric Gaillard -
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

(Reuters) – Olympique Lyonnais captain Jason Denayer will be fit to play against Zenit St Petersburg in their Champions League opener on Tuesday and help the French side improve in defence.

“I feel good for tomorrow, I had thorough treatment,” Denayer, who ho picked up a foot injury while playing for Belgium last week, told a news conference on Monday.

In his absence, OL have been shaky at the back, being held to a 2-2 draw at Amiens in Ligue 1 last Friday in their third consecutive domestic game without a win.

Zenit geared up for the Group G clash with a 3-1 home win against Arsenal Tula to stay second in the Russian Premier League on Friday.

Winning Tuesday’s game in Lyon is of paramount importance for OL, who need a perfect start at home in a section also featuring Benfica and Leipzig.

“We are impatient to get started in this competition,” said coach Silvinho. “Everyone in the group can advance (into the knockout phase). This match is very important for us.”

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on for a limited time.