Game: Olympique Lyonnais – Juventus
Date: 03 April, Thursday 2014 year
Start time: 20:05 GMT
The teams of Olympique Lyonnais and Juventus face off against each other at “Stade de Gerland” match of ¼- finals stage of the second highest club competition in Europe – UEFA Europa League. This will be the first meeting between the two teams as revenge in Turin is next week.
In the previous round Olympique Lyonnais eliminate Viktoria Plzen after a 4-1 success at home and 1:2 defeat in the Czech Republic. On 1/16-finals “The Kids” beat Ukrainian Chernomorets Odessa. After a draw in the first meeting as a guest Lyonnais came to the minimal success of “Stade de Gerland” and eliminates the Ukrainians.
Over the weekend, alumni Remi Garde lost to St Etienne 1:2 at home and dropped behind six points from fourth place is occupied precisely the “green.” It was the third defeat for “The kids” in their last four matches in all competitions. At “Stade de Gerland” Olympique Lyonnais in a series of two game losing streak, having previously retreated Monaco 2:3.
Juventus is very close to new Scudetto in Serie “A”.Seven rounds before the end of the season. “Bianconeri” have an advance of 11 points over second novel, which, however, is a game less. On the eve of the match against Lyon defeated Juventus in the Italian Championship, giving Napoli 0:2 as a guest. This was only the second defeat of the team in Serie A and the first from January 21 onwards, when the students of Conte lost to AS Roma 0-1 in a match of the Cup of Italy.
“The Old Lady” came to clash with Lyon after Trabzonspor side consistently and Fiorentina. Against the Turkish representative “Bianconeri” did not have much trouble , recording two wins with 2-0. Far more difficult was the task of the team against Fiorentina. After 1-1 in Turin Juventus had to be very careful of the second leg , which eventually won 1-0 and will fight for a place in the semifinals in the Europa League.
Olympique Lyonnais and Juventus never until now have not faced each other. However, history is on the side of Lyon, when it comes to fighting against Italian teams.
They have played five times against teams from Italy and could not eliminate any . Juventus did has faced nine times against French teams and always move forward. In the next round in Serie “A”,
“Bianconeri” have a seemingly easy game against Livorno and can concentrate on the upcoming match against Olympique Lyonnais. I think Antonio Conte will try to solve everything still in France and expect Juventus to reach success.
Facts before match:
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Juventus’s last 9 games in UEFA Europa League.
Juventus are undefeated in their last 14 matches in UEFA Europa League.