VIDEO SHOWS: OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS PLAYERS TRAINING, OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS COACH RUDI GARCIA SAYING STATISTICS ARE NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT, AND THEY CAN BE THE "PEBBLE IN THE SHOE" FOR BAYERN MUNICH, GOALKEEPER RUDI GARCIA SAYING THEY WILL GIVE THEIR ALL
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SHOWS: LISBON, PORTUGAL (AUGUST 18, 2020) (UEFA - NO RESALES. NO COMMERCIAL USE. MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY "@UEFA 2020")
1. OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS PLAYERS TAKING PITCH AND MOVING GOAL POST TO PLAY A SCRIMMAGE AS PART OF THEIR TEAM TRAINING SESSION
2. PLAYERS WARMING UP AHEAD OF SCRIMMAGE
3. PLAYERS STANDING ON SHORTENED PITCH
4. START OF SCRIMMAGE / GOAL
5. ANOTHER GOAL DURING SCRIMMAGE
6. PLAYERS SCRIMMAGING AND HEADING IN A GOAL
7. GOAL FOR THE OTHER SIDE AS PLAYERS CONTINUE TO SCRIMMAGE
8. OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS COACH, RUDI GARCIA, WALKING OFF PITCH
9. WINNING SIDE POSING FOR PICTURES AFTER SCRIMMAGE
10. WIDE OF PITCH
11. OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS COACH, RUDI GARCIA, AND GOALKEEPER, ANTHONY LOPES, SITTING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE
12. (SOUNDBITE) (French) OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS COACH, RUDI GARCIA, SAYING:
"(Manchester) City scored more than 100 goals in the Premier League. Now we know that if we talk math (Bayern Munich scored 100 goals in German league), as there are 18 teams in the German league, the ratio is even better for Bayern. But as I've said, we should not stop at statistics. If we just look at the stats, we can just watch the game at the hotel and Bayern can play alone. No, of course we know who we're up against, and what their strong points are. They don't have a lot of weak points, but no team is perfect. So, it's for us to be able to show what we're able to show. We are capable of keeping possession, to go forward. We're capable of everything with this team, to have high-quality defensive or offensive plays."
13. GARCIA AND LOPES LISTENING
14. (SOUNDBITE) (French) OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS COACH, RUDI GARCIA, SAYING:
"Yes, we are outsiders. We were not expected to be in this semi-final, but we beat big teams to get here and others may start taking us seriously. We're not a big mountain to climb but sometimes just a little pebble in your shoe can prevent you from climbing that little mountain. So, we hope we'll be this pebble for Bayern tomorrow."
15. GARCIA AND LOPES LISTENING
16. (SOUNDBITE) (French) OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS GOALKEEPER, ANTHONY LOPES, SAYING:
"Not everyone gets to play in the semi-finals of the Champions League. We have an opportunity to fight for it, against a very big team, Bayern Munich. In all humility, we reached this part. And we will try to give everything to cause a lot of problems for Bayern and to go forward."
17. GARCIA AND LOPES AT END OF NEWS CONFERENCE
STORY: Statistics will count for nothing when underdogs Olympique Lyonnais take on free-scoring Bayern Munich in their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday (August 19), coach Rudi Garcia has warned.
Lyon, in their first Champions League semi-final since 2010, fear nothing after knocking out Juventus in the last 16 and Manchester City in the quarter-finals, showing resilience and poise to secure their place in the last four.
Asked about Bayern's impressive firepower, which was on full display in the German side's 8-2 dismantling of Barcelona in the previous round, Garcia pointed out that his team had just sent an equally formidable attacking side packing.
"City scored more than 100 goals in the Premier League, so if we just look at the stats we can just watch the game at the hotel and Bayern can play alone," Garcia told a news conference on Tuesday (August 18).
Ten years after being denied a spot in the final by Bayern in a 4-0 aggregate defeat, Lyon believe they have a chance against the German champions.
"They don't have a lot of weak points but no team is perfect," Garcia said.
"Yes we're outsiders...but we beat big teams to get there and others may start taking us seriously.
"Maybe we're not a big mountain to climb but sometimes just a little pebble in your shoe can prevent you from climbing that little mountain. So, we hope we'll be this pebble for Bayern tomorrow."
Garcia said he could rely on his whole squad as no player is injured and does not think having played against City only four days ago will be a problem.
Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was confident he and his team mates would not give up until the final whistle.
"Not everyone gets to play in the semi-finals of the Champions League. We have an opportunity to fight for it, against a very big team, Bayern Munich. In all humility, we reached this part. And we will try to give everything," he said.
(Production: Kurt Michael Hall, Michaela Cabrera)