Lyon host Barcelona on February, 19 in the first match of the Champions League Last 16 round, which will take place at the Olympic Park Lionne stadium, beginning at 20:00 GMT.
Barcelona’s manager Ernesto Valverde is still in search of the central defender, after Thomas Vermaelen’s injury in the match against Real Valladolid in the 24 round of La Liga. Samuel Umtiti’s is ready to return to action, but he is not still allowed.
Falling to Roma last season gave information for reflection, because one should not underestimate the enemy, trusting some posts that “opponents are weaker”.
Lyon, who drew with Manchester City, have reached the last 16 round for the first time since 2012, issuing a series of 6 victories, including matches against PSG, Amiens, Saint-Etienne and Guingamp. Their team spirit is a pragmatic one, in none of these 6 plays, they didn’t conceded over 2 goal per match.
It’s important to note that the team Lyon will play without the disqualified Nabil Fekir.
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