Lyon vs Barcelona Preview

Lyon vs Barcelona

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Stade des Lumières

Date: 19th February 2019

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Barcelona will be looking to do better than the quarterfinal exit they suffered at the hands of AS Roma last season when they take on Olympique Lyon in this game.

The Spaniards are looking to repeat their treble winning season of 2015 and history seems to favour them reaching the next round of this competition.

The Catalans have won all 11 of their last 11 round of 16 games in this competition and Ernesto Valverde would not want to be the manager who ends that runs especially as he has just been given a contract extension.

Lyon were the first team to beat Manchester City in all competitions this season and they managed to take 4 points from a possible 6 away from the Premier League champions in the group stages.

They couldn’t win any other group game and drew the rest to finish behind the Cityzens in their group.

One thing that has been reoccurring this season for Lyon has been their ability to beat the big teams and that could serve them well in this game.

They are the only team that has beaten PSG in the French league this season and they may really come at Barcelona in this game which could get them a surprising win.

This game see second favourites to win the Champions League outright in Barcelona come up against one of the rank outsiders so it isn’t a surprise that Barcelona are currently trading odds-on to come out on top in this opening leg.

Goal markets expect a high-scoring first leg as over 2.5 goals is currently trading odds-on.

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