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Friday August 7 2020
Garcia: 'My best moment so far'

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.

The visitors arrived with a 1-0 advantage from Groupama Stadium in February and when Memphis Depay scored a penalty after 12 minutes, Juventus needed three goals to turn the game around.

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Friday August 7 2020
Garcia wants 'pace upfront'

Lyon coach Rudi Garcia explains some of his tactical choices for the Champions League showdown with Juventus.

It kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

The French side won the first leg 1-0 back in February, so the Bianconeri must win by two clear goals to reach the Champions League Final Eight in Portugal.

“Since I arrived, Caqueret has started 50 per cent of our matches,” Garcia told RMC Sport.

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Thursday August 6 2020
Garcia: 'Juve have advantage over Lyon'

Rudi Garcia maintains Juventus ‘have the advantage’ in terms of match fitness, so despite Lyon winning the first leg, it’s ’50-50’ on Champions League qualification.

Olympique Lyonnais won the first leg 1-0 on home turf in February, which gives them a huge advantage going into the Round of 16 decider in Turin.

That kicks off on Friday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

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Wednesday August 5 2020
Garcia defends Sarri: 'He won'

Olympique Lyonnais coach Rudi Garcia has defended Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri ahead of their clash in the Champions League. ‘They were still the best’.

The Bianconeri coach has received criticism for his style of play in his first season at the Allianz Stadium but his opponent in the last 16 of the Champions League, Garcia, points out that Sarri ‘won the League in 36 games’.

“I have seen the Bianconeri games,” Garcia told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I know that there are those who say they didn’t play well.

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Saturday August 1 2020
Garcia: 'Lyon confident against Juventus'

Lyon coach Rudi Garcia maintains holding out against PSG is the ideal preparation for Juventus and the Champions League. ‘That has to give us confidence.’

Their first competitive match since the lockdown in March was last night’s 0-0 Coupe de la Ligue draw with Paris Saint-Germain, eventually losing on penalties.

That means they haven’t qualified for Europe next season and the focus will all be on keeping that 1-0 first leg result safe in the Champions League Round of 16 with Juve.

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Thursday June 11 2020
Garcia worries about lack of match practice ahead of Juve

Olympique Lyonnais coach Rudi Garcia worries ahead of the return leg against Juventus in the Champions League: “We will have a 12-match deficit.”

Lyon are back in training and the former Roma coach was happy to see his players train again, but Ligue 1 has been cancelled and Garcia will have only one game, in the Coupe de la Ligue Final against Paris Saint-Germain, until the resumption of Champions League to play again.

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Tuesday April 21 2020
Garcia: 'Roma return would be magical'

Rudi Garcia assures he is happy at Olympique Lyonnais, but would love to return and win something at Roma one day. “That really would be magical.”

The former Giallorossi coach spoke to Sky Sport Italia this evening and it sparked a wave of nostalgia.

“I am very happy at Lyon now, so obviously I hope to continue here and win something, but you can never say never to a return. Coming back to Roma one day would be truly wonderful.

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Thursday March 5 2020
Garcia: 'We honestly don't know'

Olympique Lyonnais coach has admitted that he doesn’t know if the return leg against Juventus will “be played behind closed doors or outside of Italy”.

The return leg in the last 16 of the Champions League has been affected by the recent coronavirus fears in Italy and different suggestions, including bringing the match outside of the country.

The Lyon coach admitted that he doesn’t have any new information regarding the situation and wanted to focus on Sunday’s match in Ligue 1.

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Wednesday February 26 2020
Garcia: 'Lyon spread Juventus defence'

Rudi Garcia explained how Lyon “spread the play” to create problems for Juventus and hope to “score a goal in Turin” too in this Champions League tie.

The French side were the underdogs, but have a 1-0 first leg lead in this Champions League Round of 16 thanks to Lucas Tousart’s strike.

Lyon managed to prevent Juve getting a single shot on target, as when Paulo Dybala did get the ball in the net, he was offside.

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Wednesday February 26 2020
Nedved: 'Garcia defensive, Cuadrado versatile'

Pavel Nedved suggested Lyon coach Rudi Garcia has taken a “defensive” approach to the Champions League tie, while Juan Cuadrado can follow his Juventus footsteps.

The first leg in this Round of 16 kicks off at 20.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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