Lusk hosts defending champion Chelsea on Wednesday evening (9 pm) for the round of 16 of the Champions League second leg. After their 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, the northern club wants to believe in this achievement.
LOSC has no choice but to believe in this feat. After losing 2-0 in the first leg at Stamford Bridge, Jocelyn Jorvink’s side look in poor shape this Wednesday in the round of 16 to return to Pierre Moroy. After Paris Saint-Germain were eliminated by Real Madrid last week, all hopes are on the last French champion.
This eighth return will follow from 21 hours On RMC Sports 1 And the Channel + Sportas well as on top RMC and the app RMC Sports direct comment. Back at the wall, Lusk is not the favorite against the recent Champions League winner, although Chelsea have struggled in recent weeks due to the Russian offensive in Ukraine.
“We had less than a 10 percent chance of qualifying and Lusk always responds in situations like this,” Lille coach Jocelyn Jorvenek said on Tuesday, adding that he “believed in this achievement” at Stade Pierre Mourouy. Ligue 1 needs it: if Lille falls in turn, it will be only the third time in the last 10 seasons that France have not had a representative in the Champions League quarter-finals (after 2018 and 2019).
Chelsea face additional sporting problems
“The Champions League is a legendary competition in which unpredictable things happen. There is passion and return and because there is a special flavour, it should give us more strength,” Jorvinik emphasized. However, the latter will have to compose without his master to play, Portuguese Renato Sanchez, who injured his thigh on Friday during a sad draw against Saint-Etienne (0-0). Lille’s attack, slow recently, relies on a push from striker Jonathan David (only one goal in 10 matches) to knock out London Goliath.
“They have everything to gain and nothing to lose,” said Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel. At the moment, the eighth remains a glass ceiling for the night, who was eliminated at this stage in 2007 during his only previous appearance (1-0, 1-0 against Manchester United). The stars (N’Golo Kanté, Thiago Silva, Romelu Lukaku…) and Chelsea’s European experience, two crowns at C1 (2012, 2021), also plead for the Blues, even if we’ve talked more behind the scenes from the ground in recent days in England.
The club found itself in turmoil due to the sanctions imposed by London on its Russian owner Roman Abramovich, whose assets have been frozen due to his ties to the Kremlin. The club is forced to tighten its belt while awaiting the arrival of a potential new owner, even if Tuchel asserts that “the mood is good” within the team.