Lyon and Barcelona join forces at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in a UEFA Champions League (Round of 16) match. There is no record of official clashes between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last confrontation was on 11-03-2009 and ended with the result: Barcelona (5-2) Lyon. In this match the home factor could play an important role, since Lyon presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor. The home side gained access to this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Round of 16) after second place in Group F with a total of 8 points. This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last game he played for Ligue 1, he won the Guingamp home (2-1). In the last 10 home games Lyon have won 4, 4 draws and 2 defeats. For this competition, he records a sequence of 5 draws in his last games and has not lost any of the last 6 games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded at least one goal in each of the last 6 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 games in this competition . In his games at home there is a tendency towards goals, since 24 of his last 27 games finished with More of 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 2 turns on the scoreboard. Lyon enter in this match with a 2-1 victory at the Guingamp reception in a game valid for the French championship. In the group stage of the Champions League, the French finished in 2nd place with 8 points, or 5 points less than Manchester City. The client usually works in 4-3-3, aiming to favor a faster style of play, channeling mostly his game through the sides. In this drawing, the three most advanced pieces are Dembélé, Martin Terrier and Bertrand Traoré, the first being one of the best finalizers in the official competitions with 11 goals scored. For this match coach Bruno Génésio will not be able to count on Gouiri, Ndiaye and Denayer, all injured.
The visiting team managed to gain access to this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Round of 16) after their first place in Group B, with a total of 14 points. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In the last game that disputed, for the Primera Division, gained to Valladolid at home by (1-0). His last away game was for the Primera Division and ended with a 0-0 draw against Athletic Bilbao. In the last 10 games as a visitor Barcelona has won 5, drawn 3 and lost 2. Their attack has been regularly marked as they scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 games for this competition. In his away games there is a tendency to have goals, since 25 of his last 29 games finished with More than 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he never got around to scoring in the four games in which he conceded the first goal. Barcelona enter into this match after a 1-0 win at Valladolid, registering their sixth straight game without losing in several competitions. Highlight for Messi who scored the only goal of the team. We remember that the Catalans finished in the 1st position of Group B of the Champions League with 14 points conquered. Barcelona tends to play in 4-3-3, favoring a more organized style of play, attacking mainly through the central zone. In this drawing, the three most advanced pieces will be Coutinho, Messi and Luis Suárez, and in the middle zone must operate Busquets, Vidal and Rakitic. Barcelona's top scorer is Argentina's Lionel Messi with 29 goals scored. For this game the coach will not be able to count on Arthur, Cillessen and Rafinha, players who recover from injury.