Matchday Guide: Olympique Lyonnais

Everton welcome seven-time Ligue 1 champions Olympique Lyonnais to Goodison Park on Thursday night in their third Europa League Group E fixture.

There is plenty to keep Blues entertained prior to kick-off so here’s a rundown of what’s going on around the ground.


Kicking off at approximately 6.40pm, the Fan Zone is the perfect place to get in the matchday mood.

Live music comes from Mac Bros, while Ian Snodin will give his thoughts on the game after the teams are read out. 

There will also be the usual quizzes and competitions with hosts Jennifer Jewell and Gavin Pettifor.

There is also plenty of food and drink available. Please note that Chang has been replaced with Carling ahead of the new season.


Opening from 5pm, the Matchday Hub is the perfect place for younger Blues to spend their time before the big game. 

Boasting a games area, face painting, a craft session and football coaching clinics, there are also special meal deals for both children and parents.

Look out for a special display from the Heritage Society as well.


The People’s Hub Cafe is open between 5pm and 8pm. Options include chilli, scouse or curry, plus sandwiches, cakes and snacks. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks are also available.


Catch the latest exhibition from the Heritage Society at St Luke’s Church on the corner of Goodison Road and Gwladys Street.


Head inside early to catch all the pre-match build-up, including the Toffee Lady and player warm-up!

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