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UCL: Juve vs OL


Juventus will aim to overcome a 1-0 defeat in France as they welcome Lyon to Turin for Friday's Champions League round of 16 second leg. A Lucas Tousart goal in the first half was enough for Lyon to win in the first leg before the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc across the sport

Juventus - UEFA Champions League

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala, who was recently voted Serie A Player of the Year for the 2019-20 season, will be hoping to recover from the thigh problem in time to lead the Old Lady. with Ronaldo. Sarri will still be without the services of Mattia De Sciglio, and Douglas Costa is all due to thigh injuries encountered in the match against Udinese. Sarri has used a multiple sub-squad and stardom for the final game against Roma but will return to full strength here, with Matthijs de Ligt to return to the defense despite struggling with a shoulder problem. In all the domestic successes over the past few years, Juventus have failed to assert themselves as a dominant force on the international scene, Maurizio Sarri's army is still looking for their first Champions League crown since the 1995-96 campaign, and the old lady has been eliminated in the quarterfinals in the last 2 seasons. Juventus recently celebrated their 9th consecutive victory in Serie A but the Serie A giants endured a bad end to the campaign as they suffered 3 defeats from their last 4 matches - included a 3-1 defeat to Roma on the last day.

Olympique Lyon - UEFA Champions League

For Lyon, left-back Youssouf Kone is still on the treatment table, while first leg hero Tousart is now paired with his teammates at Hertha Berlin. Marcelo and Kenny Tete are both in doubt about the possibility of playing, but Memphis Depay is expected to appear after missing the first leg due to injury, meaning Karl Toko Ekambi could fall on the bench in attack. Meanwhile, Lyon recently returned to play Paris Saint-Germain in the Coupe de la Ligue final - they ultimately lost to the Ligue 1 champions on penalties. After finishing Ligue 1 early, Lyon won friendly victories against Nice, Celtic and Gent in July, but Rudi Garcia's side also suffered a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Rangers. Les Gones is no stranger to the Champions League knockout round. 

Champions League: Juventus vs Lyon




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