FULL-TIME, Lyon 0-0 Barcelona: This was a great game, but Barça should have won it. They just decided to make the wrong decision time and time again for 90 minutes, which means the tie is wide open and anything could happen at Camp Nou next month. We may regret not finishing at least one of our many chances tonight.
SECOND HALF KICKOFF! Lyon 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! Let’s be better in the final third, find a goal and win this!
HALFTIME, Lyon 0-0 Barcelona: For the neutrals: what an AWESOME first half, so much intensity and really good play from both sides. For Barça fans: the decision-making in the final third has been horrible and we would have considered if we didn’t have a top-three goalkeeper.
KICKOFF! Lyon 0-0 Barcelona: Come on, boys! As long as you win this, you can give me a heart attack. I’ll allow it tonight.
Starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Roberto, Busquets, Rakitic; Messi, Suárez, Dembélé (4-3-3)
Bench: Iñaki Peña, Murillo, Umtiti, Vidal, Aleñá, Coutinho, Malcom
Starting XI: Lopes; Dubois, Marcelo, Denayer, Mendy; Ndombele, Aouar; Traoré, Depay, Terrier; Dembélé (4-2-3-1)
Bench: Gorgelin, Marçal, Solet, Tete, Diop, Tousart, Cornet
THE CHAAAAAAAAAAAAMPIOOOOOOOOOOOOOONS... Oh it’s back, baby! The best club tournament in the world, the Champions League, has return for the Round of 16 and Barcelona have a very tough tie ahead of them in Ligue 1 giants Lyon. The first leg takes place in France, and this will not be easy at all for the La Liga leaders. We need to play really well against a really good team, and we need an away goal. And you can join us to follow and comment all the action! LET’S LIVE BLOG!!!
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Competition/Round: 2018-19 Champions League, Round of 16, First Leg
Date/Time: Tuesday, February, 19, 2019, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 3pm ET, 12pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Wednesday)
Venue: Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France
Referee: Cüneyt Çakir (TUR)
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