December 9, 2023

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Participation of Machado’s lens in the Champions League

Participation of Machado’s lens in the Champions League


the Champions League He is back and once again some Colombians will have a leadership role with their clubs. One of them is surprise Lens from France will have the presence of the national team’s full-back in the international competition: Diver Machado.

Unexpectedly, this was discovered The French team has decided not to take Oscar Cortés into consideration to play in the Champions LeagueTechnical director Frank Hayes explained the reason: “We must include 25 players, four of whom trained at the club. So we had to drop a player. Offensively, we have great competition and I made the decision to leave Curtis out. If I could put 26 players, I would put Oscar.”

Lens just qualified for the Champions League group stage straight after that Paris Saint-Germain’s fight for the French League titlethe team that has been Machado since 2021 fought until the end and finished in second place in French football, only one point behind the Parisian team that had Messi, Mbappe and Neymar, among other figures, to take the title.

Lens’ history in the Champions League is shortit’s over Two distant appearances Now a new season will begin in the top club competition on the Old Continent.

His first participation in the competition was in the period 1998-1999. When they played in Group E and were eliminated after finishing second with 8 points, Dynamo Kyiv barely got past them and left Arsenal and Panathinaikos behind.

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Racing Club de Lens returned to the Champions League for t2002–03 season and again did not go beyond the group stage. In Group C, they finished third behind Milan and Deportivo La Coruna, ahead of only Bayern Munich in the table.

Lens returns to the Champions League for this period 2023-24 He must share the second group with Arsenal, Sevilla and Eindhoven. Their participation begins next Wednesday, September 20, when they face visiting Sevilla.

Lins’ gift is not the best at the beginning of the current season This contrasts with the good performance the team performed just a few months ago to reach runner-up in France. The start is forgettable and worrying for the Champions League, as it barely got a single point in four matches and is penultimate in the French League.

The departure of important players and numerous injuries contributed to the team’s poor results in these early days. Important men such as Luis Obinda and Sékou Fofana left the club, but the medical staff did a wonderful job after the physical discomfort suffered by players such as Ruben Aguilar, Jimmy Cabot and Wilker Farinez. , and Przemyslaw Frankowski.

“So far this season with Lens, Diver Machado has played in the four matches his club has collected in Ligue 1. The left-back started in three of these matches and started after the break in another. His record is good, because he already has two scores in this period.