Take a deeper look into all the latest on the form and team news for both sides:
Top of the Primeira Liga, 18 matches unbeaten, and an in-form striker in Mehdi Taremi— Porto are in high spirits and seemingly unstoppable at the moment. Since their Champions League exit, the Portuguese side have scored 43 goals in 18 games, winning 15 and drawing 3, with an average of over 2 goals per game.
Porto are running away with the league title, 6 points at the top of the table, and yet to lose a league game. They have already scored 63 goals and conceded 19, winning 21 matches and recording 4 draws. Their victory over Lazio in the Europa League has also put them in the spotlight, and they are already being mooted as the tournament’s dark horses.
For Porto’s team news, they are lucky to be without any major injury problems. However, defender Wilson Manafa will sit out this encounter as he has a leg injury.
Lyon have played 11 matches since Porto exited the Champions League and have been on a mixed run of form over that period. They won 5, drew 4, and lost 2 of those 11 games, all of which were domestic matches, taking them down to 9th in Ligue 1 and 3 points off the last European spot. In Europe, the Ligue 1 side were the finest team in the group stages with the best group-winning record.
With 16 points from a possible 18, 5 wins, 1 draw, 16 goals scored, and 5 conceded, Lyon have played their best football this season in the continental competitions. Star forward Toko Ekambi leads the scoring charts for OL with 6 goals and 2 assists in the Europa League.
For their team news, Olympique Lyon are faced with several absences as they travel to Portugal. Defender Jerome Boateng is out injured, along with Cherki Rayan, Leo Dubois, Sinaly Diomande, and Tanguy Ndombele.