Lyon lose Abily for Paris fixtures

Camille Abily will miss both legs of Olympique Lyonnais' round of 16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain after suffering a knee injury in France's 2-0 friendly win in Germany.

Camille Abily in action before her injury on Saturday
Camille Abily in action before her injury on Saturday ©Getty Images

Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Camille Abily will miss both legs of the UEFA Women's Champions League round of 16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain after suffering a knee injury in France's 2-0 friendly win in Germany.

Abily was replaced 13 minutes into the Offenbach fixture in which France ended their fellow FIFA Women's World Cup contenders' 18-match winning streak. Further scans revealed a sprained medial collateral ligament, ruling the 29-year-old out for a month.

That means she will miss Saturday's home league encounter with Paris where both sides defend perfect records, and then the eagerly-awaited European tie on 8 November in the capital and four days later at Stade de Gerland. Last season Lyon lost in the last 16 to 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, ending the two-time winners' run of four straight finals.

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