Both teams will want to win to move to the next round. In case of draws with goals, OL will be qualified.
Barcelona had no trouble compiling their ticket to the 8th finals of the Champions League. Leaders of Group B with a record of 4 wins and 2 draws, the Blaugranas have beaten Tottenham, Inter and PSV. The score conceded at home against Tottenham on the last day is nuanced since Barça was already assured of finishing in 1st place. At the top of La Liga, the Barcelona are looking to keep their championship title. After being braked at home by Valencia (2-2) and then in Bilbao the following weekend (0-0), partners Leo Messi beat Valladolid without force at home (1-0). In the first leg, the Catalans were not able to win in Lyon despite a major domination (0-0). On the other hand, they showed an icy realism on Real Madrid’s field in the King’s Cup (3-0) and then confirmed 3 days later in the championship still against the Merengue (0-1). Defeated in Supercouple of Catalonia Wednesday against Gijon with a workforce completely overhauled (0-1), Barcelona have quietly imposed this weekend against Rayo Vallecano (3-1).
Author of a good phase of Champions League hens, Lyon has won the second place in Group F behind Manchester City but ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk and Hoffenheim. For their entry in the competition, the Gones had surprised all observers by bringing back an unexpected success of Manchester (2-1). Subsequently, Nabil Fekir’s partners have aligned 5 tie games. Like last season, OL is ultra-inconstant in this year 2018/2019. After being the only team to beat PSG in the league, the Gones fell back in their wake the following week by losing to Nice (1-0), not without having tried a lot, they put the march forward at home face Guingamp (2-1) before clinching a very good draw in the first leg against Barça (0-0). The band in Genésio also composted his ticket for the semi-finals of the Coupe de France by winning against Caen (3-1) and then exploded Toulouse home (5-1). Saturday, the Lyonnais have again disappointed in the league. While they had the match well in hand, they let themselves join in 2 minutes against Strasbourg (2-2). The Gones are only 3 points ahead of OM, 4th.
The staff for Barcelona vs Lyon
Barcelona have to deal with the injuries of substitute Cillessen, Rafinha and Vermaelen. Too much to go, Samuel Umtiti is there but it should be his fellow countryman, Lenglet, who should start, while the midfielder Arthur will be back. On the other hand, Ousmane Dembélé, hit against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, could miss this meeting. He also missed the training on Monday and remained very uncertain again Tuesday night.
For Lyon, the master to play Fekir, suspended on the way, will be back. A considerable contribution as the influence of the world champion is important to the OL. With the return of side Rafael, who had recovered smoothly since his return from injury, the entire group. Even the defender Marcelo, out of injury in Strasbourg, is traveling in Catalonia, and should start the game in a defense to 3.
The compositions for Barcelona vs Lyon
The probable composition of Barcelona:
↪ Ter Stegen – Nelson Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba – Arthur, Busquets, Rakitic – Messi, Suarez, Coutinho.
↪ Absent: Vermaelen, Rafinha, Cillessen (injured)
↪ Uncertain: Dembelé (injured).
The tactical provision provided (4-3-3):
Nelson Semedo – Piqué – Lenglet-Jordi Alba
Arthur – Busquets – Rakitic
Messi – Suarez – Coutinho
The probable composition of OL:
↪ Lopes – Marcelo, Denayer, Marçal – Dubois, Tousart, Ndombele, Mendy – Fekir – Depay, Dembele.
↪ Absent: To come
↪ Uncertain: Marcelo (injured).
The planned tactical disposition (3-4-1-2):
Marcelo – Denayer – Marçal
Dubois – Tousart – Ndombélé – Mendy
Dembélé – Depay
The history of Barcelona vs Lyon confrontations
The two teams have faced each other 7 times in the Champions League since 2001. The Blaugranas have won 4 times, for 7 draws. The last confrontation, before the first leg (0-0), dates back to the 2008/2009 edition.
The key points of the match Barcelona vs Lyon
↪ Lyon meets regularly during big meetings.
↪ Barça has a style of play similar to that of Manchester City that OL had countered.
↪ Very convincing in the group stage, Barcelona has been down since then.
↪ Leo Messi has shown a remarkable form since the beginning of the season and is currently the second best scorer in the Champions League (6 goals).
↪ Both teams are scoring machines despite a goalless game
↪ Absent on the go, Fekir will be back to carry out the counter of the Lyonnais.
↪ OL can qualify in case of a draw with goals.
↪ Touches in Strasbourg, one of the tenants of the defense Lyon, Marcelo, should finally start.
Our Betting Tip Barcelona vs Lyon
As in the first leg, OL can hope to keep the Blaugranas in check. Draw
Betting Tips: Both teams to score