Round of 16 of the Champions League: we are in the interval of Juve-Lyon
45+4′ – The first half ends here: Juve-Lyon 1-1.
45+3′ – Cuadrado was unable to serve Higuain with a cross: ball too deep for the Argentine.
45+1′ – Cuadrado almost made the omelette by sneaking in front of Szczesny’s door to reject an Ekambi cross.
45′ – There will be 4 minutes of recovery.
44′ – Bentancur booked for a foul on Ekambi.
43′ – GOAL OF JUVE! Ronaldo displaced Lopes from the spot.
41′ – Penalty for Juve! Depay deflected a Pjanic free kick with his arm. Very questionable decision, as in the first penalty, because the Dutch attacker’s arm was attached to the body.
40′ – Great Lopes parade! Ronaldo’s free-kick went through the middle of the barrier, but the Lyon goalkeeper got there diving.
38′ – Dubois booked for a foul on the edge of the area on Bentancur. The position is good for Juventus shooters.
37′ – Cuadrado’s cross from the trocar for Higuain’s header: Lopes blocks without worries.
36′ – Ronaldo free kick rejected by the barrier.
35′ – Juve tries to react: Rabiot stopped at the limit with a foul.
32′ – Juve still stopped for an offside position: this time it was Rabiot who sprinted over the opponent’s defensive line.
31′ – Square Ammonite for a failure his Aouar.
29′ – Lyon’s action fades: Aouar tried to serve Depay in the penalty area, but missed the measure of the pass.
24′ – Fluid possession of Lyon’s ball: Juve is forced to press.
21′ – Ronaldo’s header high over the crossbar on a cross from the left wing.
19′ – Great chance for Juve! Bernardeschi sowed panic on the bottom line, he also sent Lopes out of time but just at the moment of putting the ball into the net Marcelo managed to deflect for a corner.
19′ – Aouar warned for sending the ball away.
18′ – Lyon try to start the action with a round of the ball from the defense. Juve press.
17′ – Crossing shot attempted by Ronaldo: ball out of the mirror. In any case, this time too, the linesman waved an offside.
14′ – Cross by Alex Sandro put out by Marcelo to anticipate Ronaldo, positioned in the center of the area.
12′ – LYON IN ADVANTAGE! Depay scored the penalty by displacing Szczesny.
11′ – Decision confirmed: penalty for Lyon!
11′ – Penalty kick for Lyon! The referee whistled for an alleged Bentancur foul on Aouar: reviewing the replay, the decision seems very dubious. Check in progress with the Var.
09′ – Conclusion attempted by Aouar; Szczesny’s response in a corner kick.
08‘ – A good assist from Higuain, who served with a touch under Cristiano Ronaldo in the penalty area; the Portuguese did not frame the mirror. In any case, there was an offside position.
06′ – Juve manages the ball of the game, but for now they have not yet managed to verticalize effectively.
04′ – Juventus’ first real offensive action fades: de Ligt caught in an offside position on the developments of a free kick.
02′ – Corner kick managed badly by Lyon: the ball slips to the bottom after a cross attempted by Dubois.
01′ – Higuain immediately tried the turn, but found the opposition of a Lyon defender: it was easy for Lopes to save.
Ore 20.59 – Both teams are lined up in midfield for the minute of recollection dedicated to the victims of Covid-19.
Ore 20.57 – Teams on the pitch for the Champions League anthem.
Ore 20.50 – There are 10 minutes left before the kick-off for Juventus-Lyon.
The training choices of Maurizio Sarri and Rudi Garcia are official. The Juventus coach decided to field Federico Bernardeschi from the first minute, lowering Juan Cuadrado on the line of defenders. Confirmed the absence of Dybala in attack: from 1 ‘there is Gonzalo Higuain. A surprise also in Lyon: in attack together with Depay there is not Dembélé, but Ekambi.
Juve, the official line-up
(4-3-3) – Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Rabiot; Bernardeschi, Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Available: Buffon, Pinsoglio, Chiellini, Ramsey, Dybala, Danilo, Matuidi, Rugani, Demiral, Olivieri and Muratore. Coach: Maurizio Sarri.
Lyon, the official line-up
(3-5-2) – Lopes; Marcal, Denayer, Marcelo; Dubois, Aouar, Guimaraes, Caqueret, Cornet; Ekambi, Depay. Available: Tătăruşanu, Diomande, Andersen, Rafael, Dembélé, Traoré, Mendes, Reine-Adélaïde, Jean Lucas, Tete, Bard e Cherki. Coach: Rudi Garcia.
Before the match
After a long wait the day of finally arrived Juventus-Lyon, the return match of the Champions League round of 16 that originally should have been played on March 17th. In the first leg match played at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais at the end of February, the hosts managed to win for 1-0 on a decidedly lackluster Juventus, who in the first fraction limited himself to managing a sterile possession of the ball going to rest already at a disadvantage, without having collected even a noteworthy offensive opportunity. Even at the beginning of the second half the music did not change: a lot of possession of the ball and very little concreteness in the goal area. The bianconeri woke up only in the last 20 minutes, creating a couple of dangerous situations forward when Sarri also sent Gonzalo Higuain into the fray to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala.
Juve, the probable formation
(4-3-3) – Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Rabiot; Cuadrado, Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo. This should be the starting lineup for the Bianconeri. Paulo Dybala managed to re-enter the squad list after the injury, but he should initially sit on the bench and then make his contribution only during the match in progress and in case of need. The other ballot at Juve concerns Danilo and Bernardeschi; the former should be the favorite and if Sarri prefers to bet on Bernardeschi he would insert him in the trident, making Cuadrado climb on the line of defenders.
Lyon, the probable formation
(3-5-2) – Lopes; Marcal, Denayer, Marcelo; Dubois, Aouar, Guimaraes, Caqueret, Cornet; Dembélé, Depay. All the players in the squad are skilled and eligible for Garcia, including Depay who recovered from the injury that would not have allowed him to play this second leg if it had been played, as expected, in March.
Statistics and history
Tonight will be the sixth match between Juventus and Lyon in an official competition. The current balance is favorable to the Bianconeri: 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 defeat. In the matches played in Turin against the Lyon players, Juve achieved a 2-1 success in the 2013/14 Europa League quarter-finals and a 1-1 draw in the group stage of the 2016/17 Champions League. To be able to get through the round tonight Juve will have to win by two goals; only on 5 occasions out of 11 have the bianconeri managed to pass a knockout round of the Champions League after losing the first leg, the last time against Atletico Madrid in last season’s round of 16 (0-2 at first leg, 3-0 return). The negative statistics of Lyon also give hope, having lost 9 of the last 10 games played in the knockout stage, managing to score only 5 goals and conceding 25. The French also lost 4 of the last 5 games played away in Italy: their only success dates back to 2008, when they won 2-1 against Prandelli’s Fiorentina in the Champions League group stage. The last away win in the knockout stage is also rather dated: a 1-0 against PSV in the second leg of the round of 16 of the 2005/2006 Champions League.
Towards the quarter-finals
Who will pass the turn tonight will face the winner of the match between Real Madrid and Manchester City which will always be played tonight in the home of the English; at the Santiago Bernabeu Pep Guardiola’s team beat Zinedine Zidane’s team 2-1.
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