Lyon vs. Ajax live stream: Watch Europa League online. Lyon vs Ajax.Lyon have a momentous task at hand as they host Ajax on Thursday in the second leg of the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League..
In the first leg of their Europa League semifinal tie against Lyon, Ajax took advantage of playing in Amsterdam, winning 4-1. The three-goal lead will be difficult to overcome, but not impossible for Lyon. The French club currently sit fourth in Ligue 1, 23 points behind Monaco. Ajax are one point behind first-place Feyenoord in the Eredivisie with one match left to play.
One of France’s most successful clubs couldn’t mount a serious challenge for Champions League positions in Ligue 1 as the likes of Monaco, PSG and Nice broke away early on, but some very good performances in Europa League suggested they might be able to secure a Champions League qualification via the other European competition. Up until the semi-final clash against Ajax, les Gones did pretty well, defeating AZ Alkmaar, AS Roma and Besiktas, but they were then shocked by the youthful Dutch side in Amsterdam. The fact that star striker Alexandre Lacazette was not fit enough to start the clash cannot serve as an excuse for the largely disappointing performance and Lyon now face a mountain to climb. Les Gones did manage to restore some of the lost confidence as they came from a goal down to defeat Nantes at Parc OL, thus ending a two-match losing run in Ligue 1 fixtures on home soil. Given the three-goal deficit from the first leg against Ajax, Lyon have no choice but to attack from the off, which should guarantee us a highly eLyon have a very slim chance of making it to the finals of the UEFA Europa League. The French giants were dismantled in Netherlands by a young and exciting Ajax lineup that has done the same to every opponent they have faced in the knockouts this campaign.