In what state are the champions of France from Lille, 48 hours from the Champions Trophy against PSG?
the Mbappé soap opera at PSG, OM animated transfer window or the arrival of executioner of the Blues in Bordeaux, the news of Ligue 1 was mainly punctuated by these themes. We could almost forget the best team from last season.
Champions of France in front of the Parisian ogre, the Lille have had important starts this summer: coach Christophe Galtier (Nice), goalkeeper Mike Maignan and defensive midfielder Boubakary Soumaré (Leicester).
In the other direction, the formation now led by Jocelyn Gourvennec has not recorded any arrival. The Belgian Amadou Onana (Hamburg) would approach the Mastiffs, according to The Voice of Sports.
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On the pitch, from the four preparation matches emerges a fairly mixed record, with two defeats. Last Sunday, the Mastiffs in full gave in to FC Porto (2-0), three days after a first setback against Benfica (1-0).
Sunday in Tel Aviv, José Fonte and his teammates will face PSG for the Champions Trophy. If the Parisians will not be able to align all the holders in power, due to return from vacation, the Lille performance will however give an indicator.
Will Losc have the ability to defend their title and not be seen as tourists in the Champions League? Some, not to say a lot, strongly doubt it.