Racing face tricky opener in Lyon

Racing Club de France will begin their French
title defence with a tough away trip to Lyon this Sunday for what is usually a
tough fixture on the schedule.
They do so off the back of a short preseason
with their full panel due to the recent European championships in London but
they were boosted by a 4-1 win over Paris Jean Bouin in their latest warm-up
Maxime Cheron scored twice while there was also
goals for Christopher Peters-Deutz and Nicolas Martin-Brisac while there was an
impressive debut for Dylan Dominik, a new addition who made his French debut
last June in a game against Japan.
Olivier Sanchez has moved on
for work reasons and will play in Antibes in the French second division while Jean-David Koch, the highest scorer in France in two of the last
three seasons, will focus on his law exams until November before potentially
rejoining the panel.
Saint Germain start their campaign away to Paris Jean Bouin while
CA Montrouge meet Le Touquet and Wattignies face Lille in the other opening

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