Training without their internationals is always a bit special for the Lyon squad. For Tuesday’s 16:30 training session, no less than 14 players were on international duty with their various nations, while Hatem Ben Arfa was also missing after picking up a knee injury against Toulouse.
In front of nearly 200 fans, the 13 players present did two laps of the pitch before joining Robert Duverne for some warm-up exercises: quads, hamstrings, and groin muscles…
Rémy Vercoutre joined Joël Bats for some specific goalkeeping training while the rest of the squad ran sprints for a good half-hour.
After that demanding exercise, the players then passed and juggled with the ball before running some exercises to help with the conservation of the ball.
There was then a mini-match with three teams, four on each team with four floating wide players who joined the team in possession.
Yellow: Squillaci, Caçapa, Tiago and Bettiol.
Blue: Pedretti, Govou, Benhamida and Réveillère.
Red: Juninho, Cris, Hartock and Idangar.
The red team ran out final winners, 3-1 against the blue team and 1-0 against the yellow team.
The session ended with the traditional stretching. On Wednesday, training is scheduled for 10:00 at Tola Vologe for the only morning session of the week.