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MATCH REPORT |
AND IT'S FULL-TIME!!!!! LYON ADVANCES TO THE QUARTERFINALS AT THE EXPENSE OF JUVENTUS!!!!!!!!!! IT WILL FACE MANCHESTER CITY, WHICH DEFEATED REAL MADRID TODAY, IN THE LAST-EIGHT!!!
90+6' The referee blows the final whistle. Juventus beats Lyon 2-1 but Lyon overcomes the Italian champion on away goals as the tie ends 2-2 (The French team had beaten Juventus 1-0 in the reverse leg).
90' Six minutes of stoppage time to be added on at the end of the second half! Maxence Caqueret and Fernando Marcal are booked in back-to-back minutes for horrendous tackles. Lyon is putting bodies behind to defend here.
85' CORNER FOR JUVE!!! Juventus failed to take advantage of the corner as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat. CHANGE! Paulo Dybala is injured and he will be replaced by Marco Oliveiri in the middle.
79' IS THAT A PENALTY???!!! VAR CHECK!!!!!! BUT THE REFEREE DOESN'T AWARD A SPOT-KICK!!! Lyon players are furious. It was a Leo Dubois cross and Moussa Dembele was seemingly fouled inside the box. But the referee doesn't think so.
76' YELLOW CARD!!!! Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes is booked for a silly tackle on a Juventus player. A few moments later, Aaron Ramsey commits a foul but he doesn't receive a card.
74' Lyon's Joachim Andersen commits a silly foul and Juventus wins a set-piece. FREE-KICK FOR JUVENTUS!!!!! Cristiano Ronaldo takes the free kick from distance, but the defensive wall charges down the ball.
70' DOUBLE CHANGE FOR JUVENTUS!!! Juve boss Maurizio Sarri brings in Paulo Dybala and Danilo replace Federico Bernardeschi and Juan Cuadrado in the middle.
67' MORE CHANGES!!! Double change by Lyon manager Rudi Garcia. Moussa Dembele and Jeff Reine-Adelaide replace Memphis Depay and Karl Toko Ekambi in the middle. Buffon gives the players a pep talk during the drinks break.
62' SUBSTITUTIONS!!! Aaron Ramsey replaces Miralem Pjanic in the middle for Juventus and Joachim Andersen comes in for Jason Denayer for Lyon. Juventus has to score one more goal otherwise it will be eliminated.
60' GOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! RONALDO SCORES!!!! JUVENTUS 2 - 1 LYON!! Bernardeschi with the assist. Bonucci with the all-important tackle near midfield. Lyon gave away possession and Ronaldo finally got the ball and let one fly from long with his left foot. Lyon keeper Lopes had no chance.
53' CROSS!!! A lofted cross from Federico Bernardeschi is unsuccessful as the opponent's defence quickly clears the ball out of the penalty area. The ball falls to Juan Cuadrado whips in another promising cross into the box but the defence averts the danger once again.
48' FOUL! Fernando Marcal pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players and the referee blows the whistle. OFFSIDE!!!! Flag goes up against Gonzalo Higuain as he was a little to eager to go forward.
THE SECOND-HALF BEGINS!
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AND IT'S HALF-TIME!!!
45' Four minutes of stoppage time to be added on at the end of the first half! Rodrigo Bentancur commits a foul. YELLOW CARD!!! Juventus strings together a series of short passes to build pressure.
42' GOAAAALLLLLLL!!!!!! JUVENTUS 1 - 1 LYON!!! RONALDO SCORES!!!! Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes dives the wrong way and Cristiano Ronaldo finds the back of the net. Juventus needs two more goals now.
41' PENALTY FOR REAL MADRID!!! Memphis Depay with a silly foul. YELLOW CARD! And Depay goes into the referee's book. There will be a VAR check as usual and it's a spot-kick.
39' Leo Dubois goes into the referee's book after a bad challenge. FREE-KICK FOR JUVENTUS!!! Cristiano Ronaldo takes the set-piece and Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes makes a brilliant save. WHAT A CHANCE! And what a reflex one-handed save from Lopes.
35' Dangerous play by Maxence Caqueret and Juventus wins a free kick. Cristiano Ronaldo takes a mid-range set-piece and the effort crashes into the defensive wall of Lyon.
31' FREE-KICK FOR LYON!!! Juan Cuadrado pulls the shirt of his opponent and the referee stops play. YELLOW CARD! The resulting set piece, sent into the penalty area by Memphis Depay, was easily dealt with by one of the defenders.
26' DRINKS BREAK!! Karl Toko Ekambi tries to pass the ball into the penalty area but it's blocked and at the other end, Ronaldo goes down under a challenge in the box, but the ref immediately waves away the appeals.
22' SHOT! Cristiano Ronaldo comes close to scoring. He meets a lovely lofted pass from Alex Sandro, but sends his close-range header way over the crossbar.
17' ANOTHER OFFSIDE! Cristiano Ronaldo almost finds himself in a very promising position, but he is flagged offside by the linesman. COUNTER-ATTACK! Memphis Depay deprives his opponent of the ball, but the referee blows his whistle for a foul.
12' GOALLLLLLL!!!!!!! DEPAY SCORES!!! JUVENTUS 0 - 1 LYON! Lyon forward Memphis Depay finds the back of the net with a panenka during a spot-kick. Wojciech Szczesny looks a bit embarassed.
10' PENALTY FOR LYON!!!!!!!!! It was a clumsy tackle from Rodrigo Bentancur. VAR CHECK! Bentancur got a part of the ball but it's a foul and the referee points the spot.
7' CHANCE FOR JUVENTUS!!! Adrien Rabiot swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending Lyon players. OFFSIDE!!! Juve recovers the ball and Cristiano Ronaldo makes his forward run a little too early.
3' CORNER FOR LYON! Karl Toko Ekambi looks to break free, but a Juventus player clears the ball away. Lyon gets a set-piece. Memphis Depay takes a short corner and the opposition defence averts the danger.
AND THE MATCH BEGINS!
The team line-ups are out!
JUVENTUS XI: Szczesny (G), De Ligt, Bonucci (C), Sandro, Cuadrado, Pjanic, Bentancur, Rabiot, Ronaldo, Higuain, Bernardeschi.
LYON XI: Lopes (G), Marcelo, Denayer, Marcal, Dubois, Caqueret, Bruno, Aouar, Cornet, Depay (C), Ekambi.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PRE-SHOW:
Looking to overturn a one-goal deficit, Juventus will resume its 2019-20 UEFA Champions League campaign on Friday when it faces Lyon in Turin.
Maurizio Sarri's men fell to a 1-0 defeat in the first leg in France after a dire performance from the visitors. After a string of notable exits in the recent past, particularly in the quarter-final stage, Juventus would hope to progress in the competition.
Lyon claimed a creditable 1-1 draw in its last visit to the Juventus stadium back in 2016 and last Friday’s Coupe de la Ligue final penalty shootout defeat against PSG was Les Gones’ first competitive match since March.
The Italian champion do have an excellent record when it comes to turning things around, notably overcoming a 2-0 deficit against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last season. Additionally, the Bianconeri ended their Serie A campaign badly, notably securing just one win in their last four matches.
Paulo Dybala will face a late fitness test as he recovers from a thigh injury, while Matteo De Sciglio and Douglas Costa are both ruled out for Juventus, while Youssouf Kone is injured and Kenny Tete and Marcelo are both doubtful for Lyon, although Memphis Depay is available once again after missing the first leg due to injury.
The French and Italian clubs haven't locked horns too often, but on the last six occasions they have met including the first leg, Juventus have emerged victorious four times. Depay and co are fearless, but Juve could prove to be too tall an order for them.
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