The reigning Serie A champion Juventus will take on Lyon in the Round of 16 ties of the UFEA Champions League 2019-20.
Juventus welcome Lyon to overturn a 1-0 deficit in the second leg of their Champions League clash. Maurizio Sarri's men are eying for their first Champions League title after 1996 and in the last two previous seasons, their story ended at the quarter-final stage. The Italian Club recently clinched their 9th successive Serie A title but the last month was not up to the mark as Sarri’s side lost three matches from their last four matches at the domestic campaign.
Meanwhile, Lyon has an advantage on Juventus after securing a 1-0 win at home through the first-half strike from Lucas Tousart in the first leg game. In the previous match, Les Gones lost against Paris Saint Germain in the Coupe de la Ligue final on penalties. In 2019-20 French top-flight, Rudi Garcia's side beat Nice, Celtic, and Gent last month but suffered a home defeat to Rangers. The winner of this game might take Manchester City or Real Madrid in the quarter-final.
Team News & Line-ups
Juventus will be without Mattia De Sciglio and Douglas Costa due to the injury issue. Matthijs de Ligt has recovered from the shoulder problem and will be back in the defense line for Sarri.
Lineup: Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Rabiot; Bernardeschi, Dybala, Ronaldo
Champions League form: W W W W W L
Memphis Depay is expected to be in the final eleven and Karl Toko Ekambi might be sitting on the bench. Left-back Youssouf Kone has been ruled out due to the injury. Tousart has now joined Hertha Berlin in the transfer window. Marcelo and Kenny Tete’s availability is also in doubt.
Lineup: Lopes; Dubois, Denayer, Andersen, Marcal; Aouar, Mendes; Cornet, Reine-Adelaide, Depay; Dembele
Champions League form: W L W L D W
Paulo Dybala (forward): 3 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo (forward): 2 goals
Memphis Depay (forward): 5 goals
Lucas Tousart (midfield): one goal