Alexandre Lacazette became the main weapon of Lyon. He is the team's top scorer in Ligue 1 last season with 21 goals. Another mainstay of the OL is winger Mathieu Valbuena, midfielder Maxime Gonalons, and Nabil Fekir. To cover the departure of Defender Samuel Umtiti, Lyon bring Cameroonian Defender last season Marseille, Nicolas Nkoulou strengthening.
+ Have a sharp attacker.
+ Effective on the stock transfer.
-Later without a tradition of passing through the group phase.
-No solid Defense.
The Best Formation
(4-3-3): Lopes (K); Yanga-Mbiwa, Rafael, N'Koulou, Rybus (B); Sergi, Gonalons, Tolisso (G); Fekir, Lacazette, Cornet (S) Background
UEFA coefficient ranking: 14
To qualify for the Europa League champions:
Last season: group phase
Best: quarter-final achievement of 1957-58
Sevilla are currently rebuilding his strength. Coach Unai Emery go round. His Successor Jorge Sampaoli. Some of the key players also left, as Quarterback Ever game show and top scorer Kevin sometimes fraught. As a replacement, Los Rojiblancos, among others, bringing in midfielder Palermo, Franco Vasquez, and borrow from Samir Nasri man. City.
+ Tradition in Europe, the Europa League champions three seasons.
+ The offensive Game.
-Are currently rebuilding the team.
-Vulnerable Defense Defense high line embraced bolong.
The Best Formation
(3-5-2): Sergio (K); Pareja, Hemp, Kolodziejczak (B); Mariano, Vitolo, Kiyotake, Nasri,Sarabia (G); Vasquez, Vietto (S)
UEFA makes the new format with the aim to prevent a breakaway league took place, reportedly will be named the European Super League, the work of top European clubs.
UEFA confident with its new format, they can be set up so that there is not a club that tried to leave the League Champion.
The most important change is the amount of the Club to four League top spot in UEFA. This time, the position was occupied by Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, and Italy.
In the old format, the top three (Spain, Germany, United Kingdom) guaranteed fourclubs to the LC. Details: the top three go directly to the group phase of the 4th position, must undergo a play-off. Italy only got three tickets: two directly to the group phase, one to the play-off round.
In the new format, then the big four in Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and go directly to the group phase. A total of 16 clubs.
If the position is still as of this year, then Italy who will benefit.
In six seasons, five clubs who failed to get through the round of play-off LC should compete in the Europa League. With the new format, then Italy will double the representative in the UEFA Champions League.
At the end, Premier League this season United Kingdom could have been shifted by the Serie A Italy Sassuolo, especially after qualifying for the Europa League group phase, while the representative of United Kingdom, West Ham, failed.
However, in the new format, there will be no problem.
The champions and runners-up of leagues ranked 5 and 6 currently occupied by France and Russia. They will still get a place in the group phase. Champion for the League's no. 7 through 10, the moment is Portugal, Ukraine, Belgium, and Turkey, also directly qualify.
In addition, the Europa League champions also earned a place in the group phase LC.
Currently, the Europa League champions go into play-off, but will go directly to the group phase if the Club Champion also passes through positions in the domestic league.
The NEW CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FORMAT sundries 2018-2019
The new format starting in 2018/19 and not next year. The cause, season 2018/19 isthe start of a three-yearly cycle of new commercial.
There is a new company formed for the UEFA Champions League. Half owned by UEFA and the rest belongs to the European Clubs Association (ECA). The company wasrun all the European club competitions. So, if the earlier clubs represented by the Association of their respective countries, then in the new format of the Club will be doing business directly with UEFA.
Financial distribution to clubs will also be increased, not only for the Champions League, but also the Europa League. The four pillars of the distribution system (startingfee, the result of appearances in the competition, the Club coefficients, and the market pool) will be increased in line with the results obtained during the tournament.However, the market pool share will be reduced.
UEFA sets the upper limit on the number of participants per League are five clubs. Could apply if the defending champion LC is not in the big four domestic standings.
Another plan being considered is a wild card entry to the traditional clubs this season failed to qualify, such as AC Milan, Manchester United, and Liverpool.
Play time on the weekend not just for the final. The goal is to get a more global audience. This time when the UEFA Champions League matchday is played in the middle of the week, then the audience in Asia was sleeping. While those in North and South America are working.