Juventus just lifted their nine straight Serie A titles, but the home season ended with a whimsy, losing to Roma at home. Now, they need to improve, significantly, in their UEFA Champions League Round 1 16, second round clash against Lyon. (More football news)

Maurizio Surrey's Old Lady won only two of the last games, beating Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Diabala and more. And they also have a 0-1 loss against the French side.

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Turin's spirits soared after AS Roma's 1-1 defeat at Cagliari, but Sari believes Bianconeri won the toughest Serie A in history. Juventus was just one point behind Inter in the table. It tells a story, maybe.

But Rudy Garcia's Leon, who finished seventh in the pre-season Ligue 1, is not in the mood to compromise on his season. They are still licking injured after a penalty shootout defeat to Paint Saint-Germain (PSG) in the Copa de la Ligo final. Truth be told, they had the best chance of winning some silverware.


It will be an intricate match-up between disabled favorites and underdogs. In the first half, Juventus were in possession but a Lucas Tusart goal undone their effort.

The winners will play either Manchester City or Real Madrid in the quarter-finals, which will be played in Portugal.

Match details

K: UEFA Champions League, round of 116, second round
To: Juventus vs Olympic Lyonnais (Lyon)
Where: Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy
When: Saturday, August 8 (in India)
Time: 00:00 AM IST

TV Telecast: Sony Ten 2 / HD
Live Streamy :: SonyLive

The Sony Network will show another game between Manchester City and Real Madrid, starting at the same time as the first league side English side won 2-1.


The end is somewhere ...

United States: Slide TV, Galavision, Univision Now, TUDN.com, TUDN Applications, CBS All Access, TUDNxtra, ZonaFutbol

Italy: SKY Go Italia, Canale 5, Sky sports Uno, NOW TV, Sky sports 222

France: RMC Game 1, RMC Game n Direct

Australia: Optus game

Canada: DAZN

UK: BT Sports 2, BTSport.com, BT Sports Applications


Form and head-to-toe

Juventus are not currently in large size, but they have a 3-1 head-to-head record against Lyon in their previous meetings.

Leon has played only four competitive games since winning the first round for the Colonavirus epidemic.

And Juventus never lost to the French on home turf.

Team News

Juventus are sure to miss both Matia de Siglio and Douglas Costa, while Dibala has been ruled out with injuries. But Sarah is happy with Ronaldo's condition. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was rested for the final league match against Roma.

For visitors, the only concerns are about defenders Joseph Conn and Kenny Tete.

Possible XIs

Juventus: Szczesny;  De Ligt, Danilo, Bonucci, Alex Sandro;  Bentankur, Pajanik, Rabbit; Bernardichi, Higuain, Ronaldo.

Leon: Lopes; Markle, Denier, Anderson; Guimeras, Dubois, Auer, Cockeret, Cornet; Dembele, Depay.

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