Preview: Lyon vs Juventus
This will be the fifth meeting between Lyon and Juventus, and Les Gones will be aiming for what would be a historic result. To date, they've never beaten La Vecchia Signora and have lost six of their last seven of round of 16 ties. It goes without saying they will be the clear underdogs here, although Juventus have not always been at their very best this season under new manager Maurizio Sarri, who will be keen on proving his doubters wrong with a solid run in this season's Champions League.
Lyon narrowly edged out Portuguese outfit Benfica to slip into second place in their group, three points behind eventual group winners RB Leipzig, and come into this game having beating Metz 2-0 over the weekend. They sit in seventh spot after ending their four match winless streak but will have to take on the reigning Scudetto winners without several key players.
Juventus, meanwhile, have picked up wins in their last two games to reclaim top spot in the league table and will be hoping to make their mark in this season's Champions League. The Bianconeri topped their quartet after a solid group stage campaign and having experienced frustration after losing two finals under Massimiliano Allegri, will be really aspiring to truly establish themselves among Europe's big hitters by getting their hands on the coveted prize this season.
Lyon may be the underdogs in this tie, but it's clear that Juve won't take them too lightly as they have suffered some surprise defeats already this term, namely to minnows Hellas Verona, as well as to Sarri's former side Napoli. The visitors could also be misisng Gonzalo Higuain for this contest, which will be quite disappointing for Sarri given his preference for fielding the ex-Napoli man in his preferred formation.
Team news: Lyon vs Juventus
Lyon: The visitors will have to make do without Memphis Depay, Reine-Adélaïde, Koné, and Rafael due to various injuries.
Juventus: Sami Khedira, Gonzalo Higuaín, and Douglas Costa are all in doubt due to knee, back, and thigh problems respectively and won't be likely to feature in this clash.
Match facts: Lyon vs Juventus
- Lyon have lost six of their last seven round of 16 ties...
- ...but nonetheless, Les Gones have lost only four of their last 18 European matches (W6 D8)
- Their record in two-legged knockout ties against Italian clubs is W2 L5
- Juve are unbeaten in eight matches against French sides, home and away, since a 2-0 loss vs Bordeaux in the 2009/10 group stages...
- ...since then, they've gone W6 D2
Where to watch Lyon vs Juventus live on February 26, 2020
Here's where to catch the game from your current location:
Olympique Lyonnais vs Juventus Broadcast Information
Stadium: Groupama Stadium (Décines-Charpieu)
France: RMC Sport en direct, RMC Sport 1
Germany: TeleClub Sport Live, DAZN
India: Sony LIV, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 2 HD
Italy: NOW TV, Sky Sport Uno, SKY Go Italia, Sky Calcio 2
Malaysia: beIN Sports Connect Malaysia, beIN Sports Malaysia
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Select, Ziggo Sport 14
Nigeria: SL4G, SuperSport 12, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, SuperSport 8 Africa, SuperSport 3 Africa, DStv Now
Portugal: Eleven Sports 2 Portugal
Spain: Mitele Plus, Movistar+, Movistar Liga de Campeones 1
Turkey: beIN Sports 2 Turkey, beIN CONNECT Turkey, Digiturk Play, Idman TV
United Kingdom: BT Sport 3, BT Sport Live
United States: fuboTV, B/R Live, Univision NOW, Galavision