Lyon look like doomed against Barcelona, and in the first leg, the bookmakers don’t give many chances of the French team. In the autumn, The Kids showed that could fight against teams that are full of starts, which is undoubtedly Manchester City. Lyon didn’t lose once in the group stage of the competition, while in the two games against The Citizens, they took four points. The current form of The Kids is fantastic, as the team recorded six wins and lost in the recent weeks against Nice.
As expected, Barcelona didn’t have problems and took the first place in Group B and left behind them Tottenham, Inter and PSV. Blaugrana also didn’t lose over the autumn, while the draws were recorded against the English and Italian team. The attack of Barcelona looks like it had slight problems in February. In four games were scored just four goals, which helped for three draws and one minimal success with 1-0 against Valladolid on Saturday.
Undoubtedly, Barcelona have more quality, but if Messi doesn’t have a day, this will result in an ineffective attack. The players of Lyon have some class and good chemistry. As a host and outsider in the first game, The Kids will play motivated and at the limit of their capabilities in search of a good result. Barcelona are not as confident as guests in Europe, and we think that they will stumble in France.
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Lyon vs Barcelona Head to Head
Both sides have played against each other in the Champions League six times. In four of these fixtures, the winner was Barcelona, while Lyon achieved two draws in France. In 2009 both teams played against each other precisely in the 1/8-finals of the competition, and the first leg in Lyon ended as a tie, while in the rematch Barcelona won at home with 5-2.
|11.03.2009||Barcelona vs Lyon||5-2|
|24.02.2009||Lyon vs Barcelona||1-1|
|27.11.2007||Lyon vs Barcelona||2-2|
|19.09.2007||Barcelona vs Lyon||3-0|
|23.10.2001||Lyon vs Barcelona||2-3|
|10.10.2001||Barcelona vs Lyon||2-0|
Lyon vs Barcelona Stats
- Lyon couldn’t overcome the 1/8-finals of the competition in their previous six tries.
- Lyon are on a run of five consecutive draws in the Champions League.
- Lyon conceded 11 goals in the group stage, more than every other team in the competition.
- For the last time, Barcelona were knocked out in this phase of the race in season 2006/7 against Liverpool.
- All five goals that Barcelona conceded in the Champions League came in the second half of their games.
- Luis Suárez doesn’t have a goal or assist in an away game in the Champions League from 1418 minutes (since September 2015 against Roma).
Lyon vs Barcelona Odds
Lyon vs Barcelona Team News
Lyon will be without Rafael, Ousseynou Ndiaye and Amine Gouiri. Injured for Barcelona are Jasper Cillessen, Samuel Umtiti, Rafinha and Arthur Melo.