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Wednesday February 26 2020
Nedved: 'Juventus on track'

Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved says they are “on track considering where we wanted to be” going into the Champions League clash with Lyon.

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

“This is the kind of evening that everyone enjoys, players and fans. It’s wonderful to be here, we hope to do well,” Nedved told JTV.

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Wednesday February 26 2020
Paratici: 'Juventus competitive for CL'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici seemed to move away slightly from Maurizio Sarri’s comments about the Champions League. “We have a competitive squad.”

The first leg of the Round of 16 with Olympique Lyonnais kicks off at 20.00 GMT.

Click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

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Wednesday February 26 2020
Line-ups: Lyon v Juventus

Juventus have Miralem Pjanic back with Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Juan Cuadrado in the Champions League clash with Lyon, as Bruno Guimaraes starts.

It kicks off at the Groupama Stadium at 20.00 GMT.

You can follow the build-up and action as it happens and give your views on the LIVEBLOG.

This is the first leg in the Champions League Round of 16, with the decider in Turin on March 17.

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Wednesday February 26 2020
Sarri: 'Juve favourites? Don't joke'

Maurizio Sarri maintains Jurgen Klopp and Lionel Messi are “making fun” when they claim Juventus are Champions League favourites. “There are financially stronger clubs.”

The Bianconeri visit Olympique Lyonnais this evening in the first leg of the Round of 16.

Their coach spoke to Esporte Interativo and was asked about comments from Barcelona hero Messi and Liverpool manager Klopp suggesting Juve were among the favourites.

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Wednesday February 26 2020
Govou: 'Juventus not spectacular'

Former Lyon star Sydney Govou acknowledges Juventus are favourites in the Champions League tie, but “they are a more competitive team than spectacular.”

The first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 kicks off this evening at 20.00 GMT.

“The crowd could play a fundamental role in pushing its heroes towards victory, but Juve are superior on paper and remain the favourites to qualify,” Govou told TuttoJuve.

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Wednesday February 26 2020
Probable line-ups: Lyon-Juventus

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri could choose to play Juan Cuadrado in a trident with Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dyabal against Olympique Lyonnais tonight.

Match starts at 20:00 GMT.

The former Roma coach Rudi Garcia must cope without star player Memphis Depay but will have a determined Moussa Dembele to prove his worth against the Old Lady.

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Tuesday February 25 2020
Sarri: 'Three-year Juventus project'

Maurizio Sarri discussed the dangers Juventus face against Olympique Lyonnais, the Coronavirus crisis and why the Champions League is “a dream” in the three-year project.

The first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 kicks off in France on Wednesday at 20.00 GMT.

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Tuesday February 25 2020
Bonucci: 'Juventus there at the crunch'

Leonardo Bonucci assures Juventus will prove against Olympique Lyonnais that “when the crunch moment comes, we are there,” especially with Giorgio Chiellini back.

The first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 kicks off in Lyon on Wednesday at 20.00 GMT.

“This is another stage of the season that begins now, we are ready to experience it with great enthusiasm and the desire to go all the way in every tournament,” said the defender in his press conference.

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Tuesday February 25 2020
Lyon nervous amid Coronavirus outbreak

While sporting events in Piedmont are barred due to the Coronavirus outbreak, French authorities are wondering why 3,000 Juventus fans can travel to Lyon.

The first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 tie is on Wednesday at 20.00 GMT.

Piedmont – the region that includes Turin – is one of several in northern Italy to have ordered a lockdown on large public events, with the announcement that Sunday’s Serie A clash between Juventus and Inter will be played behind closed doors.

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Tuesday February 25 2020
Juventus squad for Lyon

Juventus named their squad for the Champions League trip to Olympique Lyonnais, including Gonzalo Higuain, Douglas Costa and Sami Khedira.

The first leg in the Round of 16 kicks off in France on Wednesday at 20.00 GMT.

Maurizio Sarri has called up practically a full squad, as Douglas Costa and Khedira are added to the travelling party following several weeks out injured.

Higuain has been struggling with back pain and Miralem Pjanic had a muscular issue, but both are in the side along with Giorgio Chiellini.

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