Lyon vs Barcelona Match Info
Date: Tuesday February 19 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm GMT
Venue: Groupama Stadium
Lyon vs Barcelona Head-To-Head Record
Last 4 matches
March 11 2009: Barcelona 5-2 Lyon
February 24 2009: Lyon 1-1 Barcelona
November 27 2007: Lyon 2-2 Barcelona
September 19 2007: Barcelona 3-0 Lyon
Total head-to-head matches played: 6
Lyon wins: 0
Barcelona wins: 4
Lyon vs Barcelona Stats
- Both teams have scored on all three occasions that Lyon have hosted Barcelona
- Lionel Messi has scored three goals in his four appearances against Lyon
- Barcelona have won their Champions League round-of-16 tie in each of the last 11 years
Lyon vs Barcelona Match Preview
Barcelona remain on course to repeat their Treble triumph of 2015 and should take another step towards it by opening up a Champions League first-leg advantage against Lyon.
Bookmaker betway are offering odds of 11/1 that Barcelona win all three trophies again, although the Spanish champions face a defining few weeks that includes this tie and two El Clasicos against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu Stadium in La Liga and the Copa del Rey.
This is the first of four difficult away games in succession, but Ernesto Valverde’s side ought to embrace the challenge – as should the manager after the club recently offered him a contract extension.
Lyon, meanwhile, are entitled to feel optimistic given they took four points from a possible six against Manchester City in the group stage – results that would have therefore eliminated the Champions League favourites had they comprised a knockout tie instead.
But still Bruno Genesio’s side did not finish top of the table as they could only draw with Shakhtar Donetsk and Hoffenheim in all of their other four group matches.
It could be there was just something that suited Lyon about playing City, or they may raise their game against the top teams for they have also beaten Paris Saint-Germain this season.
Nevertheless, the pressure increases in the Champions League knockout stage and we are counting on Barcelona, with all their experience, to handle it well on this trip across the border.
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