2008–09 Olympique Lyonnais Season - Pre-season Friendlies

Pre-season Friendlies

Lyon played a total of 6 friendly matches. Lyon opened up their pre-season on July 12 with a 3-2 victory over Nîmes Olympique in Albertville, which is near Tignes, the location of Lyon's pre-season camp. A week later, on July 19, they traveled away to Bucharest to face FC Rapid Bucureşti of Romania, which resulted in a 1-2 loss. They then took a trip to Belgrade to play against FK Partizan of Serbia on July 23. Lyon came out with a positive result beating the Serbian side 3-1 with goals from Karim Benzema and Sidney Govou. They followed that victory up with another as they cruised to a 3-0 victory over Ligue 1 side AS Nancy in nearby Villefranche-sur-Saône. Their last friendly in the month of July would in turn be a 0-1 defeat to AS Monaco on July 29 in Annecy. Their final friendly match was the annual Trophée des Champions match. Since Lyon won both the league and the Coupe de France, they faced the club that finished in second place in Ligue 1 this past season, which was Bordeaux. The match was played on August 2, 2008 at Bordeaux's home, the Stade Chaban-Delmas. After 90 minutes of no goals, Bordeaux defeated Lyon 5-4 on penalties to earn their first Trophée des Champions title and thus ended Lyon's streak of six straight Trophée des Champions titles.

Date Opponents H / A Result Scorers Attendance
July 12, 2008 Nîmes Olympique H 3 – 2 Juninho 6', Tafer 40', Mounier 63'
July 19, 2008 FC Rapid Bucureşti A 1 – 2 Tafer 57'
July 23, 2008 FK Partizan A 3 – 1 Sikimić 16' (OG), Govou 22', Benzema 64'
July 24, 2008 AS Nancy H 3 – 0 Juninho 6', Pied 68', Tafer 77' 3,000
July 29, 2008 AS Monaco FC H 0 – 1 3,500
August 2, 2008 Bordeaux A 4 – 5 (P) 27,167

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