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OL exempt from last 32

Published on the 04 July 2006 à 18:03

Just like Bordeaux, Olympique Lyonnais will be exempt from the first round of the Coupe dela Ligue (League Cup) which will take place on Spetember 19 and 20.<br> Olympique Lyonnais will enter the competition in the last 16, scheduled for October 24 and 25.

Les Lyonnais have not reached that stage of the competition since the 2002/03 season when they lost to Sochaux on penalties. Since then, they have always quit the Coupe de la Ligue in the last 32: against Lens on penalties (2003/04), Lille, 3-2 (2004/05) and Nantes (2005-2006) on penalties. Perhaps the lighter load will see the Olympians go all the way in the competition they won back in 2001.