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A 19-man squad heads to Madrid

Published on the 20 November 2006 à 11:30 by SR

In heavy fog, the Lyon delegation took off from Lyon, heading to Madrid for their Match Day 5, Group E clash against Real Madrid on Tuesday...

Arriving to the applause of a few hardy supporters and under the lens of OLtv's cameras, the Olympians took off at 9:30am for the Spanish capital. Amongst the squad was youngster Grégory Bettiol making his first ever European voyage with the first team. After scoring a double with the reserves last weekend (Montceau 4 – 2 OL), he already had his head in the clouds before the plane had left the ground: "It's great, especially because I wasn't expecting it at all. Real Madrid? It's unbelievable."

Gérard Houllier will give a press conference at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu at 17:00, to be followed by training...

The Lyon Squad: Abidal, Ben Arfa, Bettiol, Berthod, Carew, Clerc, Coupet, Cris, Diarra, Juninho, Källström, Malouda, Müller, Rémy, Réveillère, Squillaci, Tiago, Toulalan, Vercoutre.
Absent: Govou, Wiltord, Caçapa, Benzema, Fred.
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