The first meeting between the heavyweights of League 1 and Serie A took place on February 26. When a single effort from Lucas Tousart turned out to be enough in the competition for the French hosts to claim a narrow advantage.
Juventus Vs. Lyon on August 7
The president of Lyon, Jean-Michel Aulas, said that on August 7, his side would accept Champions League last-16 encounter against Juventus in the second leg. The first meeting between the heavyweights of League 1 and Serie A took place on February 26. When a single effort from Lucas Tousart turned out to be enough in the competition for the French hosts to claim a narrow advantage. The date of return to Turin has not yet been accepted. And the coronavirus pandemic has forced football to be in a state of perpetual isolation. In France, it was decided to bring the internal campaigns to a premature end. And not wait until a window opens in which it will be possible to play fixture lists to a finish. Lyon are among those who remained bitterly disappointed with that decision since they should be without European football for 2020-21.
The match behind closed doors
They are, however, still in continental competition for the current campaign. So Aulas claims that the rivalry will be renewed again with Cristiano Ronaldo and Co towards the end of the summer. He told reporters: “The match against Juventus will be held on August 7, in Turin and behind closed doors”. The decision to declare at this moment that no fans will be in attendance for the clash at Allianz Stadium comes as no surprise. With social distance measures still in force around the world. However, it is not yet clear how much football either side will take before the Champions League resumes. The authorities of series A have yet to set a date for any return to action. While Lyon faces up to several months without a competitive walk.
Aulas believes that he will put his side, and the internal rivals Paris Saint-Germain. At a severe flaw when faced with European foes. PSG has already reached the quarter-finals but has not yet discovered who they will meet. And those at Lyon intend to challenge the decision to name the time for the current campaign in France. Aulas added: “If the appeals do not succeed, then Lyon and Paris set off to be massacred by teams who will have had training that the others have not.” Four last-16 meetings have already been completed, with PSG knocking out Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid toppling reigning champions Liverpool, RB Leipzig sweeping aside Tottenham and Atalanta continues a fabulous run, defeating Valencia with an 8-4 aggregate win.