Newcomers Debreceni VSC should beware Olympique Lyonnais' fine away record in the UEFA Champions League group stage when they meet at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium in Budapest on Matchday 2.
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UEFA Champions League newcomers Debreceni VSC welcome Olympique Lyonnais to Budapest for their first Group E fixture at their adopted home of the Ferenc Puskás Stadium.
• The teams' Matchday 1 engagements each finished 1-0, Miralem Pjanić's late goal giving Lyon victory at home to ACF Fiorentina while Debrecen went down by the same scoreline on their group-stage debut at Liverpool FC.
• The Hungarian titleholders enjoyed a 100 per cent home streak in the qualifying rounds but Lyon have maintained an excellent record on the road in recent group-stage campaigns, winning ten and losing just two of 15 games from 2004/05 onwards.
• Last season the French club won at FC Steaua Bucureşti and Fiorentina and drew at FC Bayern München.
• Andras Herczeg's Debrecen team won their three home qualifying games en route to the group stage, beating Kalmar FF (2-0) and FC Levadia Tallinn (1-0) at their own ground in Debrecen before they switched to Budapest's Ferenc Puskás Stadium for the 2-0 play-off victory against PFC Levski Sofia.
• While this is the Hungarian club's first home match in the UEFA Champions League proper, they had a decent record in the UEFA Cup. After entering that competition for the first time a decade ago, they recorded only one defeat in six matches, not counting qualifiers.
• Lyon have never faced Hungarian opposition before while for Debrecen this will be only the second time they have played against a team from France.
• Debrecen lost to FC Girondins de Bordeaux in the 2001/02 UEFA Cup first round but only after a spirited fightback in the second leg at their Oláh Gábor Stadium.
• Trailing 5-1 after the first leg, they led 3-0 through goals from Attila Plókai and Zsombor Kerekes (2) before a 74th-minute Pauleta strike ended their hopes.
• Debrecen's Paris-born forward Adamo Coulibaly never played top-level football in his home country, leaving AS Poissy in 2007 for Belgian club K. Sint-Truidense VV. Via a spell at R. Antwerp FC he ended up at Debrecen this summer.
• Debrecen forward Gergely Rudolf began his professional career with French club AS Nancy-Lorraine. He spent two seasons in their first-team squad between 2005 and 2007 but made only one starting appearance in Ligue 1.
• Lyon midfielder Kim Källström was in the Sweden team that defeated Hungary 2-1 in a FIFA World Cup qualifying tie at the Ferenc Puskás Stadium on 5 September.
• Källström and Rudolf both scored when Sweden beat Hungary 2-1 in the reverse fixture in Solna on 10 September last year. Debrecen's Zoltán Szélesi also featured in that match with László Bodnár an unused substitute.
• Szélesi made 41 league appearances for French club RC Strasbourg between 2007 and 2009.