This fixture is surprisingly tipped as the toughest fixture in the UEFA Champions league knowing the fact that one team is coming after securing their ninth consecutive Serie A title. But the reason why this is going to be nail-biting is because of the current form of both team. Juventus lost last three of their four fixtures while Lyon is in sublime form and they also have a one-nil advantage from the first leg, thanks to a stunner from Lucas Tousart.
Juventus: Szczęsny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanić, Rabiot; Bernardeschi, Higuaín, Ronaldo
Juventus will be without Brazilian wizard, Douglas Costa who had an amazing chemistry with Cristiano Ronaldo and De Sciglio is also out with a thigh injury.
Paulo Dybala is also doubtful for the highly anticipated fixture because of a thigh injury.
Lyon: Lopes; Denayer, Marcelo, Marçal; Dubois, Caqueret, Guimarães, Aouar, Cornet; Depay, Dembélé
Lyon’s star player, Kone is also due to muscular injury and Marcelo and Tete are also doubtful for the fixture.
Yes, it is right that Juventus lost three of their last four fixtures but they all came after they secure the title and we all know Sarri he always likes to give young players a fair chance and he never hesitates to try new formations. On the other hand, Lyon will have nothing to lose after they lost the French League Cup final on penalties against PSG and their hopes of European football next season are dependent on the current season of UEFA Champions League.
Not coming to prediction no matter how bad the Turin form is or the first leg advantage we don’t see any chance of Lyon surprising Juventus in the UCL. Juventus have a better manager and they have experience players who are regularly playing in the UEFA Champions League and they know how to keep their nerves calm in pressure games. So Juventus will be taking home an easy win against Lyon.
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