In collaboration with the Ligue de football professionnel (France), the Montreal Impact of Sanna Nyassi have announced the presentation of a friendly match versus Olympique Lyonnais, a Ligue 1 club from France, on Tuesday, July 24 at Stade Saputo.
Lyon, winner of this year’s French Cup, will be in North America to face Montpellier Hérault SC, France Champion, on July 28, at Red Bull Arena, to play the Champions Trophy. “We are very pleased to be hosting in Montreal a prestigious club like Olympique Lyonnais,” said Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo.
“We are pleased to further our relationship with France’s Ligue 1 and grow our relationship across the Atlantic. This game is a great example. It is important for us to organize international matches like we’ve done in the past. We want to continue to build Montreal as an important market in North America for international games.”
“Olympique Lyonnais is very happy to be playing a friendly against the most francophone team in Major League Soccer: the Montreal Impact,” declared the president of Olympique Lyonnais Jean-Michel Aulas. “With this game, we hope to build a strong relationship with our friends at the Impact, a club that is having a good inaugural season in MLS and who has an incredible fan base.”