Share07 August 2020Bitter Champions League return for Juventus, fresh champion of Italy for the ninth consecutive time. The 2-1 at the 'Allianz Stadium' in Turin is not enough and rewards Lyon thanks to the 1-0 for the French in the first leg, at the end of February. The formation of the former Roma coach Rudi Garcia goes to the Final Eight in Portugal, who played a lucid game, containing the Juventus attacks. The usual Cristiano Ronaldo, author of a brace, was not enough for Maurizio Sarri's team. For Lyon, Guardiola's Manchester City will be in the quarter-finals, who after the 2-1 inflicted on the 'Bernabéu', beat Real Madrid with the same score within friendly walls.
At the 'Stadium' Sarri with the 4-3-3: Szczęsny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanić, Rabiot; Bernardeschi, Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo. Garcia with 3-5-2: Lopes; Denayer, Marcelo, Marçal; Dubois, Caqueret, Guimarães, Aouar, Cornet; Depay, Ekambi. The German Zwayer referees.
At 9 'alarm bells for Juve with a control and shot by Aouar touched for a corner by Szczęsny. At 11 'the turning point: Bernardeschi nocks Aouar's leg, then anticipated in a slip by Bentancur when he is already falling, the referee decrees the penalty, confirmed by the Var: Depay from the spot makes a mockery of Szczęsny with the "spoon" (12') . Juve feel the pinch and it takes a few minutes to reorganize. When he does, he goes close to scoring. Bernardeschi at 19 'creates and devours a colossal goal opportunity, also skipping the goalkeeper on the back line but getting closed by Marcelo when he puts the ball into the goal. At 21 'Ronaldo tries the head twist, ball out. At 37 'the attempt to head is from Higuain, Lopes blocks. At 40 'the Lyon goalkeeper makes a great save from a free kick from Ronaldo, flying with an open hand. On a new free-kick from the edge, this time by Pjanić, Depay touches her with his arm in the barrier at 42 ', for Zwayer it is a penalty that Cristiano Ronaldo transforms, displacing Lopes (43').
Shooting. Lyon waits and leaves the initiative to Juve, without renouncing to sting. At 60 'CR7's flash that frees the left from the edge and with a bomb folds Lopes's hand, ball against the inside post and bianconeri at 2-1: for Cristiano Ronaldo it is the 130th goal in the Champions League. Sarri inserts Ramsey for Pjanić (60 '). Garcia responds with the former Sampdoria Andersen for Denayer (61 '). In the 67th minute the former Roma coach changed the attack line, inserting Dembélé for Depay and Reine-Adélaïde for Ekambi. At the cooling break, Sarri puts Danilo for Cuadrado and Dybala for Bernardeschi (70 '). At 76 'Ronaldo heads on a corner, the ball is just over the crossbar. At 78 'Lyon protests for an alleged touch of the hand by Bonucci in the Juventus area, the Var "absolves" the defender. On the corner, Juve suffers from opponents' attempts at shooting and struggles to get out. At 82 'Dybala tries a conclusion with the left and accuses resentment, the 21-year-old Oliveri (84') replaces him. The referee indicates 6 'of recovery, but Lyon change two men in the 91st minute: Tete for Dubois and Mendes for Aouar. Juve's latest assaults do not change the result. Lyon's joy explodes at the 'Stadium'.