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Vitória SC can no longer reach the round of 32 but could help to deprive Olympique Lyonnais of top spot in Group I with the right combination of matchday six results.
• Guimarães can finish no higher than third and Lyon no lower than second. Real Betis Balompié would take top spot with a win provided Lyon lose or draw in Portugal.
• The sides drew 1-1 on matchday two in what was Guimarães's first encounter with French opponents. Moussa Maazou put the visitors ahead but was dismissed late on after Maxime Gonalons' second-half header had evened the scores.
• Lyon's 12 games against Portuguese clubs stand at W3 D4 L5 (W2 D2 L2 at home – W1 D2 L3 in Portugal). These ties include a 1963/64 European Cup Winners' Cup semi-final replay, which they lost 1-0 to Sporting Clube de Portugal in Madrid.
• Guimarães gained just one point from four games in their only previous group stage campaign, in the 2005/06 UEFA Cup.
• They ensured they would do better this time round with a 4-0 win against HNK Rijeka on matchday one – their biggest victory in European competition – but have picked up just two points since, scoring just once in their last four Group I games.
• Lyon have drawn their two Group I away fixtures, but are sure of a place in the next phase despite scoring just six goals in their nine European games this season since starting their campaign in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round.
• UEFA Champions League regulars, Lyon made their debut in the UEFA Europa League group stage last season having not played in the competition since 2002/03. They reached the round of 32 with the highest points tally of the season – 16 – but lost out to Tottenham Hotspur FC 3-2 on aggregate.
• Guimarães have a French-born forward in former AS Nancy-Lorraine and AS Monaco FC man Chris Malonga, while their Niger striker Maazou also played in France with Monaco, FC Girondins de Bordeaux and Le Mans FC.
• Maazou and Lyon's Yoann Gourcuff were briefly team-mates at Bordeaux in 2010.
• Lyon's Portuguese right-back Miguel Lopes was on the books at FC Porto at the same time as Guimarães's David Addy, Abdoulaye Ba and Alex, while forward Nii Plange was his team-mate at Sporting Clube de Portugal for the latter part of last season.
• Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was born in France but represents Portugal at Under-21 level.
• Club Atlético de Madrid (2011/12) and Sevilla FC (2005/06) both beat Guimarães en route to winning this competition.
• Along with domestic double winners Legia Warszawa (Poland) and NK Maribor (Slovenia), Guimarães are one of 11 cup winners in the group stage, with the others being Wigan Athletic FC (England, FA Cup), Swansea City AFC (England, League Cup), AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands), Bordeaux (France), Apollon Limassol FC (Cyprus), KRC Genk (Belgium), SS Lazio (Italy) and Esbjerg fB (Denmark).
• Guimarães have benefited from coach Rui Vitória's ability to nurture young talent since his appointment at the start of 2011/12; the coach led the club to their first major trophy when they beat SL Benfica 2-1 in the 2013 Portuguese Cup final. A lower-league midfielder, he coached Benfica's youth team after hanging up his boots, joining Guimarães following a positive season in charge of FC Paços de Ferreira.
• Rémi Garde has spent much of his career with Lyon, taking over as first-team coach in June 2011. As a defensive midfielder, he captained Les Gones and won six caps for France, ending his career with spells at RC Strasbourg and Arsenal FC, who he helped win the 1997/98 English double. After a spell as a pundit he joined Lyon's coaching staff and was assistant to Paul Le Guen and Gérard Houllier before taking charge of the club's training centre and subsequently becoming head coach.
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