Lyon could seal qualification for the knockout rounds if they manage to win tonight, and they’ll fancy their chances of doing so after beating Pep Guardiola’s stars at the Etihad earlier this season.
But they’ll need to do it without their £20 million former Celtic forward, after Dembele was conspicuously absent from tonight’s starting XI and the subs bench:
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) November 27, 2018
The reason why Dembele is absent hasn’t been confirmed as yet, but several sources are claiming he’ll watch the match from the stands, whilst social media is rife with suggestions he and manager Bruno Génésio have had a bust-up:
Moussa Dembele is begging Brendan Rodgers to bring him back to Celtic on loan in January as he’s fallen out with the Lyon coach.
— Placid Casual (@Plac1dCasual) November 27, 2018
Dembele’s spell in Glasgow was relatively peaceful, but he did fallout with Brendan Rodgers as he attempted to win his move back to France at the start of September.
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