Lyon vs. Barcelona – Report Football Matches – 19 February 2019



Barcelona drew 0-0 against Olympique Lyonnais in their first leg match in the Champions League 16 on Tuesday as both teams remained undefeated this season.

The La Liga leaders dominated the match at the Groupama stadium, but they lacked precision and were grateful to goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen, who made two great saves.

Lyon was animated in the first half but was out of breath after the break and held on late in the game as Lionel Messi tried unsuccessfully to open the defense.

Barca had a total of 25 shots, but only five were on target and their best chance came at the last minute when Sergio Busquets's 18-meter attempt was tipped over the bar by Anthony Lopes.

The return match will be held at Camp Nou on March 13, in which Lyon will welcome again the striker and captain of France Nabil Fekir, suspended Tuesday.

"We could have done better in the first period and converted our chances, but we did not concede a goal, so our chances are intact," said Lyon defender Leo Dubois.

Barcelona failed to break through the Lyon defense in their scoreless draw in the Champions League. Getty

OL coach Bruno Genesio was surprised by his throw-in. Martin Terrier on the left wing instead of Maxwell Cornet and the 21-year-old did not disappoint.

The Barca dominated the ball early in the game, but Lyon scored the first two shots and Ter Stegen had to make two great saves to stop the hosts, who have never come back so close.

He extended to his left to counter a sharp shot from Hassem Aouar in the fifth minute before taking a one-handed stop to rock a Terrier missile 25 meters on its crossbar.

Barca striker Ousmane Dembele came close in the 19th minute when he dubbed Dubois on the left flank, but goalkeeper Anthony Lopes refused to knock him head-to-head. .

The visitors had the advantage, but they were wasting in an unusual way due to several counterattack opportunities.

An attempt by Dembele shaved Lopes' post before Terrier shot over the bar after a superb double set tearing Barca's defense as both sides tried to get out of the stalemate.

Lyon was besieged early in the second period, but his defense was perfectly organized by Jason Denayer. Dubois is also shown decisive against Luis Suarez.

Lopes beat Messi's oblique shot to keep his team close before Dembele was replaced by Philippe Coutinho, who had a good chance at the 76th but was repelled by Lopes.

Barca have now won none of their last six away games in the Champions League round of 16, with Arsenal's last victory in February 2016.


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