Saturday May 9 2020
Aulas: 'Juventus-Lyon set for Aug 7'

Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas revealed there is already a date and venue for their Champions League Round of 16 tie with Juventus – August 7.

Only the first leg of that tie was played on February 26, when Lucas Tousart tapped in the winner for a 1-0 result in France.

The second leg was called off with just days to spare after Juve defender Daniele Rugani tested positive for COVID-19.

“The game with Juventus is confirmed for August 7, in Turin behind closed doors,” Aulas told RTL France this evening.

It was known that UEFA hoped to play the remaining Champions League and Europa League fixtures in August, but there was no certainty on the date or venue.

Ligue 1 is so far the only top five European league to have shut down the season definitively, whereas Serie A, the Bundesliga, La Liga and Premier League are working to agree medical protocols for a return over the next few weeks.

“If our appeal to cancel out the stop to Ligue 1 is unsuccessful, then Olympique Lyonnais and PSG will be massacred by teams that will have full fitness when we don’t.”

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