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Champions League : Juventus Vs Lyon Match Preview, Team News, Line Up, Live Info

Juventus Vs Lyon
SCHEDULE
TIME
MATCH :
Juventus
V/s. 
Lyon
(Champions League R-16 Leg 2)
DATE:
08-08-2020
TIME :
12.30 AM IST (UTC +5:30)
STADIUM:
  Allainz Stadium

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JUVENTUS [2]-[1] LYON
Man Of The Match - C.Ronaldo
  Lineup
Juventus
Juventus XI:
Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Rabiot; Bernardeschi, Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo.
 Lineup
Lyon
Lyon XI:
Lopes; Marcal, Denayer, Marcelo; Dubois, Aouar, Guimaraes, Caqueret, Cornet; Toko-Ekambi, Depay.


Match Preview


Juventus will be aiming to overturn a 1-0 deficit when they welcome Lyon to Turin for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash on Friday.

A first-half Lucas Tousart goal was enough for Lyon to triumph in the first leg before the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc across the sporting landscape.

For all their domestic success of the past few years, Juventus have failed to assert themselves as a dominant force on the international stage.

Maurizio Sarri's men are still searching for their first Champions League crown since the 1995-96 campaign, and the Old Lady have been knocked out at the quarter-final stage in the last two seasons.

Juventus recently celebrated their ninth-straight triumph in the Italian top division, but the Serie A giants endured a woeful end to the campaign as they suffered three defeats from their last four games - including a 3-1 home defeat to Roma on the final day.

However, with the title wrapped up once again, Sarri can now turn his attention to the visit of Lyon as the Serie A champions look to turn the tie around on their own turf.

Meanwhile, Lyon recently made their return to competitive action as they locked horns with Paris Saint-Germain in the Coupe de la Ligue final - eventually losing to the Ligue 1 champions on penalties.

Following the curtailment of the 2019-20 French top flight, Lyon have enjoyed friendly victories over Nice, Celtic and Gent in July, but Rudi Garcia's side did suffer a disappointing 2-0 home defeat to Rangers as well.

Les Gones are no stranger to the Champions League knockout stages, but the Ligue 1 outfit have not progressed further than the last-16 stage since the 2009-10 season, where they lost to eventual runners-up Bayern Munich in the semi finals.

Still searching for their first-ever Champions League crown, Garcia must now navigate the difficult task of keeping Cristiano Ronaldo and Co. at bay as Lyon look to hold on to their slender first-leg lead against the Italian giants.

The victors of this tie may not feel all that optimistic about their chances of going the distance in this season's tournament, however, with a quarter-final clash with Real Madrid or Manchester City to come for Juve or Lyon.


Team News And Statistics


JUVENTUS
  Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, who was recently voted Serie A's Most Valuable Player for the 2019-20 season, will be hopeful of shaking off a thigh complaint in time to lead the line for the Old Lady.

Sarri will still be without the services of Mattia De Sciglio, and Douglas Costa has also been ruled out through the thigh injury he picked up against Udinese.

Sarri fielded a heavily-weakened team for the final-day showdown with Roma but will revert back to full-strength here, with Matthijs de Ligt in line to return to the defence despite struggling with a shoulder problem.

Predicted XI : Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Rabiot; Bernardeschi, Dybala, Ronaldo.

LYON
As for Lyon, left-back Youssouf Kone remains on the treatment table, while first-leg hero Tousart has now joined up with his teammates at Hertha Berlin.

Marcelo and Kenny Tete are both doubts for Garcia's men, but Memphis Depay is expected feature after missing the first leg through injury, meaning Karl Toko Ekambi could drop down to the bench.

Predicted XI : Lopes; Dubois, Denayer, Andersen, Marcal; Aouar, Mendes; Cornet, Reine-Adelaide, Depay; Dembele



Sports Track Score Prediction




JUVENTUS  [ 1 ] - [ 1 ] LYON

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