Lucas Perri will start in place of Anthony Lopes for the final against PSG

Lucas Perri will start in place of Anthony Lopes for the final against PSG
Lucas Perri will start in place of Anthony Lopes for the final against PSG

According to L’Equipe, Brazilian Lucas Perri (26) will start in the Lyon goal for the Coupe de France final against PSG on Saturday (9 p.m.). He will be preferred to Anthony Lopes, the usual holder.

Pierre Sage has decided. According to L’Equipe, the Lyon coach has decided to start Lucas Perri (26) in the Lyon goal for the Coupe de France final against PSG, Saturday (9 p.m.) at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium in Villeneuve d’Ascq. The Brazilian will be preferred to Anthony Lopes, usual starter and child of the club. The technician warned the two goalkeepers of his choice on Wednesday.

Lopes may have played his last with OL on Sunday

“I announced it earlier to the goalkeepers,” he told Le Progrès on Wednesday. “I imagine that it won’t be long before it comes out. It will become known. I’m thinking about how I’m going to communicate to the outside world.”

Recruited this winter from Botafogo, a Brazilian club owned by John Textor, the owner of Lyon, Lucas Perri has played three Coupe de France matches since his arrival. He started against Lille in the round of 16 (2-1) before being decisive in the penalty shootout against Strasbourg (0-0, 4 tab 3) in the quarter-finals. He was still lined up for the half won against Valenciennes (3-0). If he was content with an understudy role for Lopes in the championship, many predict him a starting place next season.

This therefore casts doubt on the future of Lopes, trained at the club and launched with the professionals during the 2012-2013 season. He has been installed as number 1 goalkeeper since 2013-2014 and has made 489 appearances with the Lyon jersey. His future seems uncertain, even if he still has one year of contract with OL. If he does not play on Saturday, he will perhaps have played his last match with Lyon, on Sunday in the victory against Strasbourg. “I don’t know,” he said on Amazon Prime Video after this meeting. “I have a contract until 2025, there are things that will certainly happen this summer. For the moment my season is not over, there is a trophy to collect on Saturday.”

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