Strasbourg predicted XI v Lyon: Emanuel Emegha and Habib Diarra drop to bench

RC Strasbourg Alsace sit 3 points off the relegation playoff spot and have not won a league game in five, but tonight they could secure their first semi-final berth since they won the competition in 2001 with a victory over Olympique Lyonnais. 

Patrick Viera will likely only make a couple of changes to the side that lost 3-0 over the weekend to Stade Brestois as he reverts away from a 4-4-2 to a 4-3-3 formation. Emanuel Emegha and Habib Diarra drop to the bench in place of Dilane Bakwa and Ismaël Doukouré. 

At thirty-six years-old Kevin Gameiro stands as the elder statesman in the team, a status that has often seen the forward rested between games. However, the importance of this fixture means that Gamerio will likely make his first consecutive start as Strasbourg look to take another step to end their 20 year wait for Coupe de France glory. 

Strasbourg likely lineup v Lyon

Alaa Bellaarouch; Thomas Delaine, Lucas Perrin, Saïdou Sow, Marvin Senaya; Ismaël Doukouré, Ibrahima Sissoko, Junior Mwanga; Ângelo Gabriel, Kevin Gameiro, Dilane Bakwa. (L’Éq)

GFFN | Nick Hartland

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