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Ajax vs Olympique Lyonnais live listings - May 3, 2017 broadcast

May 2, 2017 By Michelle Bonsu
An interesting clash awaits as Ajax lock horns with Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday, May 3rd. LiveSoccerTV.com provides info to catch Ajax vs. Lyon.

Broadcast info

Who's playing: Ajax have never lost to Lyon in European competition, and they will be hoping to keep that record intact as they welcome Les Gones for the first leg of their Europa League semi-finals clash on Wednesday.

What time: Wednesday, May 3rd at 09:00 PST/12:00 EST/16:00 GMT/17:00 BST/18:00 CET

What stadium: This game will be played at the  Amsterdam ArenA. Ajax's home ground can seat up to 54,033 fans at max capacity.

Which channel:

- In the USA: Fox Soccer 2GO USA, Fox Sports GO, Fox Sports 2 USA, WatchESPN, fuboTV, ESPN Deportes+ USA, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPN Deportes USA

- In the Netherlands: Fox Sports 2, RTL 7, Fox Sports 1

- In France: beIN SPORTS CONNECT France, beIN Sports 1, W9

- In the UK: BT Sport 3, BT Sport Live Streaming

- In Canada: fuboTV Canada, beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, beIN Sports Canada

*View up-to-date broadcast listings

Match Facts & Stats

  • Ajax are unbeaten in 12 European home games (W7 D5), with wins in their last six
  • Ajax have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against Lyon in all competitions
  • They are unbeaten in four previous meetings between them and Lyon (two wins, two draws)
  • Ajax's overall record in 22 matches against French sides is W10 D5 L7 (W6 D3 L2 in Amsterdam & W4 D2 L5 in France)
  • Lyon's record in 12 encounters with Dutch clubs is W6 D4 L2 (W3 D2 L1 at home & W3 D2 L1 in the Netherlands)
  • Les Gones record in six European away fixtures this season is W2 D1 L3
  • They have also scored at least once in all but one of those road games
  • Ajax have avoided defeat in their last 21 matches at Amsterdam ArenA in all competitions, winning each of their last 10

Lyon facing battle against tough side - and history - in first leg versus Ajax

Ajax

The hosts come into this game having suffered defeats in their last two games. Against Schalke, they were nearly knocked out of the Europa League after conceding three goals and going down to ten men. However, they staged a very impressive late comeback to break Schalke fans' hearts by scoring two in the last few minutes of the match to win 4-3 on aggregate.

The effort to overturn that deficit seemed to take a toll on Peter Bosz's side, as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to bitter rivals PSV over the weekend. That being said, Ajax have a very formidable home record. They have not lost any of their last 21 games at Amsterdam ArenA across all competiitons, with wins in ten. That includes victories in all six of their Europa League ties at their home ground.

Furthermore, they are also unbeaten in their last four meetings with Lyon, whilst keeping clean sheets in three of those games. In terms of personnel, Nick Viergever and Joel Veltman both miss out due to suspension, but other from that everyone will be available for this tie.

Lyon

Meanwhile, Lyon had to survive a long penalty shoot-out against Besiktas to book their spot at this juncture. Les Gones narrowly defeated Angers at the weekend to rebound after a 2-1 defeat to Monaco in the previous round. With Lyon's womens' team in the finals of the Champions League, it will be interesting to see if Bruno Genesio's side can also make it to the final of European competition.

Of course, they will face a really tough test due to the fact they have yet to beat Ajax in European tournaments. Furthermore, their hosts have won their last six European matches at this ground. Still, Lyon's away record is pretty solid, and they certainly have no problems scoring in their travels. A major concern for the visitors is the fitness of key striker Alexandre Lacazette, who has been struggling with injury and will have to be evaluated prior to this clash.

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