For the first time in nearly five months, the anthem of the champions League is going to sound again in the stadiums of europe. And in the opening of the eighth-finals, it is the Juventus Stadium, which will have the privilege to restart the competition. The club piedmontese hosts, this Friday, Olympique lyonnais to try to win his ticket to the " Final 8 ". But the OL has already taken the lead in the match to go, thanks to its home win (1-0). The duel promises to be fiery.
Lyon full Juve without Dybala ?
It's been ten years that Lyon is waiting for this moment. Pass the course of the knockout stages of the champions League. The last time was in 2010, when, after having eliminated Real Madrid in the fourth round, and then the Girondins de Bordeaux in the quarter, Olympique lyonnais reached for the first time in its history the semi-finals of the champions League. A course that the Gons would like to renew. But since this epic, the OL no longer has past the stage in the round of sixteen in C1. Therefore, in order to attempt to retain this valuable advance taken to go (1-0) and join the prestigious " Final 8 ", the Rhone will have to outdo themselves in the face of the nonuple champion of Italy in a row.
To do this, Rudi Garcia can count on a whole group. Memphis Depay to Moussa Dembélé, passing by Houssen Aouar, just as the young Rayan Cherki and Melvin Bard, the frames are present as well. On the Italian side, the uncertainty that still hangs on to the physical state of Paulo Dybala. The best player of the season in Serie A suffers from an elongation of the left thigh. But the Bianconeri can count on his fellow countryman Gonzalo Higuain. "Dybala, this is only one of the stars, there are stars in the plural, and a lot of great players in this team. If Paulo Dybala is not there, others will be there to lead the attack for Juve, " said at a press conference the coach of lyon. But to give balm to the heart to the coach French, we remind you that Juventus has lost two of his last three receptions in the knockout phase of the champions League (against Ajax 1-2 (2019) and Real Madrid 0-3 (2018)). The lands of the piedmontese, the Olympique lyonnais has all his chances to earn his ticket to the " Final 8 ".
A meeting to follow live from 21 hours !Updated Date: 07 August 2020, 07:33