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Saturday August 8 2020
Juve's Champions League curse continues

Juventus failed in Europe yet again, this time eliminated by a tactically-astute Lyon, but Elio Salerno saw problems that extend far beyond just Maurizio Sarri.

It was another night of misery in the Champions League for Juventus, as The Old Lady were again sent packing in Europe’s elite football competition. The feeling of disappointment will be overwhelming for Juventini, but what will perhaps hurt the most is that this latest elimination is not at all surprising.

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Friday August 7 2020
Agnelli: 'Juve will evaluate everything'

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.’

The Bianconeri crashed out of the Champions League in the Round of 16, losing on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw with Olympique Lyonnais, a side that finished seventh in Ligue 1 this term.

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Friday August 7 2020
Sarri: 'I expected less from Juventus'

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.’

The Bianconeri had lost the first leg 1-0 in France back in February and that was ultimately too big an obstacle to overcome.

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Friday August 7 2020
Paratici: 'No alibis at Juventus'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici stands up for Maurizio Sarri ahead of the Champions League decider with Lyon. ‘Nobody here clings to alibis or excuses.’

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

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

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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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Friday August 7 2020
Dybala in Juventus squad for Lyon

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.

The first leg ended 1-0 to Lyon in France back in February and the Round of 16 decider kicks off in Turin tonight at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

Check out the probable line-ups here.

Dybala did take part in some of the training session yesterday, but not in the full squad routine.

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Friday August 7 2020
Probable line-ups: Juventus v Lyon

Juventus are expected to start Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo and Juan Cuadrado upfront, while Lyon count on Memphis Depay, Moussa Dembele and Houssem Aouar.

The Champions League Round of 16 kicks off in Turin at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

The first leg ended 1-0 for Olympique Lyonnais in February, so the Bianconeri must win by two clear goals to qualify for the Final Eight in Portugal.

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Thursday August 6 2020
Dybala unlikely to start against Lyon

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.

The Round of 16 clash kicks off in Turin on Friday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

The first leg ended 1-0 for Olympique Lyonnais in France back in February, so the Bianconeri must win by two clear goals to turn this around.

Dybala is the big doubt, as he sustained a muscular injury against Sampdoria 11 days ago and did not take part in today’s full training session either.

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Thursday August 6 2020
Depay: 'Proud of De Ligt, but...'

Memphis Depay is celebrating his return from a torn ACL and the Lyon midfielder hopes to start against Juventus and fellow Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt.

The first leg ended 1-0 for Lyon on home turf and the Champions League Round of 16 decider will be on Friday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

“I was out for a long time with injury, but now I am back, I’ve played a few games and I think that I’m in good condition,” said the Dutchman in his press conference.

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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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