Juventus President Andrea Agnelli backed his directors, coach Maurizio Sarri and Cristiano Ronaldo, but ‘the Champions League has to be an objective and we’ll take a few days to evaluate everything.’
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Maurizio Sarri surprisingly said he ‘expected less’ from Juventus after their Champions League exit to Lyon. ‘I thought we put in a great performance this evening.’
Olympique Lyonnais coach Rudi Garcia said knocking out Juventus at the Allianz Stadium was ‘one of the most satisfying moments’ in his career so far.
Gigi Buffon tries to reassure his ‘distraught’ Juventus teammates after another Champions League exit. ‘We didn’t go as far as we wanted to, or thought we’d get.’
Miralem Pjanic concedes Lyon ‘really should’ve been within our grasp’ and Juventus need to ‘do much more’ in the Champions League.
Leonardo Bonucci insists Juventus ‘proved our fitness levels’ by pinning Lyon back, but lost this Champions League tie in the first leg.
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from the Champions League, as Juventus fight Lyon for a place in the quarter-finals of the competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half screamer wasn’t enough to keep Juventus in the Champions League as the 2-1 win sent Lyon through on away goals on Friday night.
Juventus director Fabio Paratici stands up for Maurizio Sarri ahead of the Champions League decider with Lyon. ‘Nobody here clings to alibis or excuses.’
Lyon coach Rudi Garcia explains some of his tactical choices for the Champions League showdown with Juventus.
Pavel Nedved insists Juventus ‘coaches, players and directors are judged over the course of a season’ and not on tonight’s Champions League clash with Lyon.
Paulo Dybala will start on the bench, as Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri has confirmed Gonzalo Higuain, Juan Cuadrado and Cristiano Ronaldo for the attack against Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League tonight.
Marco Tardelli concedes Champions League elimination to Lyon tonight would be ‘a disaster,’ but still not enough for Juventus to fire Maurizio Sarri.
Paulo Dybala is in the Juventus squad to face Lyon this evening, but it’ll be very surprising if he starts the Champions League game.
Quique Setien hinted at a tactical ‘variable’ for Barcelona in the Champions League, because ‘Napoli have evolved and improved a great deal’ since February.
Sergio Busquets assures Barcelona have made the most of the time since La Liga ended to ‘prepare tactically’ for Napoli and the Champions League.
Juventus have launched their away kit for the 2020-21 season, which Adidas have designed in night indigo with the white ‘paintbrush’ stripes on the sleeve.
Juventus are expected to start Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo and Juan Cuadrado upfront, while Lyon count on Memphis Depay, Moussa Dembele and Houssem Aouar.
Paulo Dybala is unlikely to be fit enough to start tomorrow’s Champions League decider with Lyon, so Juventus look to Gonzalo Higuain and Juan Cuadrado.