Our forecast for this Ligue 1 game:
Notable Athlete (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang):
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the most famous Gabonese player and he is the first footballer from Gabon to appear in Bundesliga. Aubameyang played for the likes of Dijon, Lille, Monaco and St. Etienne in the past before joining Borussia Dortmund on July, 2013. The pacey attacker signed a five-year contract with the Millionaires and he has been producing outstanding performances with the Signal-Iduna-Park outfit ever since.
Aubameyang had a notable performance in the 2015-16 season of the Bundesliga, scoring 25 goals in 31 games for Borussia Dortmund. However, this was not enough to secure a domestic trophy for his team under the leadership of Thomas Tuchel. In terms of his international experience, the 187-cm-tall striker made his debut for Gabon on March 25, 2009 and netted his first goal for his country in a 3-2 victory against Morocco.
In 2012, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was instrumental in Gabon’s advancement to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. However, it should be mentioned that he previously played for the France U-21 team. Aubameyang was born on June 18, 1989 in Laval, France.
Highlighted Team (Lyon):
Commonly referred to as Lyon, Olympique Lyonnais is the French club which play their games at the Parc Olimpique Lyonnais with a capacity just a pinch short of 60,000. Lyon is one of the most popular clubs in France with a vast fan base on par with Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille.
During the 1960s and 1970s, the club experienced moderate success with players such as Bernard Lacombe and Jean Djorkaeff leading the team. However, the French side’s golden age began in the early 2000s when Lyon saw increased success in both domestic and international competitions.
In 2002, Lyon achieved their first Ligue 1 title, igniting a streak of seven consecutive national record-breaking wins. They were frequent contenders in the UEFA Champions League during this time, reaching the quarter-finals twice and even making it to the semi-finals in the 2009-10 season.