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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 March 4 2020
Champions and Europa League behind closed doors in Italy

The Government decree orders all sporting events in Italy to be played behind closed doors until April 3 due to the Coronavirus outbreak, including Juventus-Lyon, Inter-Getafe and Roma-Sevilla.

There have now been over 3,000 positive cases in Italy, with 107 deaths, already 28 more fatalities than there were yesterday.

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Monday March 2 2020
Juve-Lyon behind closed doors?

Juventus’ Champions League Round of 16 second leg against Lyon could be played behind closed doors, according to L’Equipe.

Juventus were due to play Inter in the Derby d’Italia yesterday behind closed doors, but the game was suspended.

The Bianconeri also have the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi final against Milan to be played in Turin, and as of writing it seems the game will be played with open doors, but with regional restrictions applied.

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Monday March 2 2020
Aulas doesn't exclude Juve-Lyon on 'neutral ground'

Olympique Lyonnais President Jean-Michel Aulas will not exclude the option of playing on a “neutral ground” in the return leg against Juventus.

The coronavirus outbreak has caused a stir in the Italian League, but it could also affect the Champions League, as the Old Lady are preparing to host Lyon for their return leg of the last 16 in the competition.

The patron of the Ligue 1 club has accepted that it could be a solution to play in a neutral stadium.

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Saturday February 29 2020
Ronaldo and Dybala blame Juventus midfield

Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala were caught on camera during the Champions League defeat to Lyon complaining Juventus midfielders gave “no support.”

The Bianconeri were beaten 1-0 in the first leg of that Round of 16, with the decider to be played in Turin on March 17.

RMC Sport have released a video that was taken in the tunnel as the Juve players were waiting to emerge for the second half.

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Thursday February 27 2020
Juve 'don't need Ramsey and Rabiot'

Pundit Vincenzo D’Amico maintains Juventus should’ve saved the Matthijs de Ligt money and spent it on midfielders. “They don’t need Aaron Ramsey or Adrien Rabiot.”

After Emre Can departed for Borussia Dortmund, another paid of Bianconeri free agents have been blamed for failing to make an impact in Turin.

“Rabiot and Ramsey are players they simply did not need,” former player and current TV pundit D’Amico told TMW Radio.

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Thursday February 27 2020
Danilo: 'Juve must improve'

Juventus defender Danilo has blamed a poor first half against Olympique Lyonnais and has admitted that the Bianconeri "must keep training to improve".

The Brazilian right-back played the full 90 minutes of the 1-0 defeat at the Groupama Stadium and felt the Old Lady improved after the break.

“I don’t think we were good enough in the first half,” he told JTV. “In the return leg we have to play as we did in the second half today. We were compact and played with intensity.”

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Thursday February 27 2020
Ronaldo: 'Not what we wanted'

Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t allow himself to be downbeat after the 1-0 defeat to Olympique Lyonnais. “We have 90 minutes to fight in Turin”.

The talisman had to concede that the Old Lady wanted a different story at the Groupama Stadium last night but has encouraged his teammates to “fight” for a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

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Thursday February 27 2020
This is still not Sarri's Juventus

Juventus are seven months into Maurizio Sarri’s tenure and still no closer to playing his style of football, writes Tommaso Adami.

We are practically in March and Maurizio Sarri is still saying exactly the same things he did when taking over from Max Allegri in July. It was evident during most of his Chelsea tenure too that his style of football only works when the ball is moved quickly, when movements are well-drilled and the pass is made to the space where the player will be rather than where the nearest player already stands. So are players resistant to his ideas or is Sarri just not very good at getting those concepts across?

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Thursday February 27 2020
Ramsey expected 'difficult evening' in Lyon

Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey admitted that Olympique Lyonnais “took full advantage” of their home leg but warned that “they still have to come to our place”.

The Welsh midfielder came off the bench in the 62nd minute to replace Miralem Pjanic but he couldn’t help the Old Lady back into the game.

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