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Thursday March 9 2017
Tolisso: 'Lyon tactical changes key'

Corentin Tolisso confirms the half-time team talk and tactical adjustments were decisive as Lyon fought back to beat Roma 4-2.

The midfielder scored an equaliser for 2-2 less than two minutes into the second half, with the result rounded out by Nabil Fekir and Alexandre Lacazette.

“We are very happy, as we had to win on home turf,” Tolisso told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday March 9 2017
Spalletti: 'When Roma go wrong...'

Luciano Spalletti admits Roma have issues after a 4-2 Europa League defeat to Olympique Lyonnais. “When things go wrong, we don’t have the character to fight back.”

Mouctar Diakhaby had given the hosts the lead, then Mohamed Salah and Federico Fazio turned it around, but Lyon took control in the second half with three goals.

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Thursday March 9 2017
Fazio: 'It's not over yet'

Federico Fazio believes Roma “have to be optimistic, as nothing is lost” after their 4-2 first leg Europa League defeat to Olympique Lyonnais.

The defender was on target and allowed the Giallorossi to lead 2-1 at half-time in France, but his team fell apart in the long run.

“It is important to focus on ourselves and the second leg,” Fazio told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday March 9 2017
Lacazette: 'This is Lyon's level'

Alexandre Lacazette believes Lyon “proved ourselves” by fighting back to beat Roma 4-2, but “need to improve our defending.”

The hosts had taken the lead, then were trailing 2-1 at the break in the Europa League Round of 16, first leg tie.

“I think we proved ourselves throughout the game and this is our level. If we didn’t prove it in the first half, that was our mistake,” Lacazette told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday March 9 2017
Juan Jesus: 'Roma lost concentration'

Juan Jesus admits Roma “didn’t manage” to keep their concentration in a 4-2 Europa League defeat to Olympique Lyonnais.

They had fought back from an opening French goal to lead 2-1, but crumbled in the second half and seemed visibly tired.

“Lyon are a strong side, the result is open and we have the second leg at home, so must learn from this to avoid the same mistakes,” the defender told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday March 9 2017
EL: Roma crumble in Lyon thriller

Roma recovered from a poor start to lead 2-1 at half-time, but crumbled after the break for a 4-2 defeat to Olympique Lyonnais.

See how it all unfolded on the Liveblog.

This was the first leg of the Round of 16 between two of the contenders for the Europa League, as the Giallorossi eliminated Villarreal

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Thursday March 9 2017
Alisson: 'Roma mentality crucial'

Alisson warns Roma “need the right mentality” in tonight’s Europa League clash with Olympique Lyonnais.

The first leg in the Round of 16 kicks off at 20.05 GMT. Follow all the action as it happens on the Liveblog.

“We have to do our best. We worked well this week, it’s true we came off two defeats, but we know what to do on the field,” the goalkeeper told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday March 9 2017
Gandini: 'Spalletti? Results count'

Roma director Umberto Gandini won’t talk about Luciano Spalletti’s future, but “we know how much results count in football.”

The Giallorossi visit Olympique Lyonnais in the first leg of the Europa League Round of 16 tonight. Follow the action as it happens in the Liveblog.

“At least now we have a good opportunity to do the stadium and have made genuine progress,” Gandini told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday March 9 2017
Line-ups: Lyon-Roma

Roma go with Mohamed Salah, Radja Nainggolan and Edin Dzeko against Olympique Lyonnais with Alexandre Lacazette and Mathieu Valbuena in the Europa League.

The first leg of the Europa League Round of 16 tie kicks off in France at 20.05 GMT.

Follow all the build-up and action as it happens while giving your views on the LIVEBLOG.

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Thursday March 9 2017
Liveblog: Olympique Lyonnais v Roma

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from tonight’s Europa League clash between Olympique Lyonnais and Roma.

It kicks off at the Stade de Lyon at 20.05 GMT and is the first leg in the Round of 16.

If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

These are two of the main contenders for the final trophy, having put together crushing victories thus far in the competition.

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