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Lausanne Sport Match Preview

All the info ahead of Saturday's game in France

14 July 2017

Match Details

Brentford vs Lausanne Sport
Complexe Sportif de Divonne-les-Bains
Kick-off: 4pm local time

Opposition Preview

Lausanne-Sport, also known in some circles as LS, play in the Swiss top flight. They have won the Swiss title seven times and the cup nine times. LS spent two years outside the top division but won promotion in 2016 and secured their status back in the Swiss Super League last season.

Tomorrow's match against The Bees is their final pre-season engagement ahead of the new league season which starts next Saturday with a home game against FC Gallen 1879. On Tuesday they were beaten 5-0 by Valencia in a friendly


It's been a busy summer on the transfer front with 11 players leaving, including Swiss international Nassim Ben Khalifa and former QPR defender Taye Taiwo. Among the six new faces arriving are former Man City striker Valeri Bojinov and Argentine international Leandro Marin. 

The Manager

Fabio Celestini enjoyed a 15 year playing career that began and ended with his hometown club Lausanne. A midfielder, Fabio spent five years with Lausanne before a move to Troyes in 2000. He was a losing finalist in the 2004 UEFA Cup with Marseilles before moving to Spain with Levante and then Getafe. He returned to Lausanne in 2010 and retired shortly after, having made nearly 400 professional appearances and earned 35 caps for Switerland. 

After a spell as assistant manager at Málaga and manager at Italian Serie D side Terracina, Celestini replaced Marco Simone as manager of Swiss club FC Lausanne-Sport in March 2015. At the time LS were struggling in the Challenge League, the second tier of Swiss football. After an impressive start to life in the dugout, he was handed a three-year contract and, the following season, Celestini successfully led Lausanne-Sport to the Challenge League title and promotion back to the Super League. 

Travel News

Coach travel has been organised for any Brentford fans needing assistance in getting to the Complex Sportif de Divonne-Les-Bains for tomorrow's game. The small town is just on the French side of the border, around 5km from the banks of Lake Geneva. It is around 15km from the centre of Geneva and approximately 40 minutes in a coach from Saint-Prex. The game will kick-off at 4pm local time, 3pm BST, and the Club has organised a coach from Stade de Mercy that will leave at 3pm local time and take fans to Divonne-les-Bains.

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