Barcelona will play Lyon on Wednesday in 2018/19 UEFA Champions League round of 16 2nd leg as the season moves ahead. Barca go into this game as the favourites.
Kick-off : 9:00 PM (Local)
Venue : Camp Nou, Barcelona
Barcelona are set to win the La Liga this term and winning the Champions League means not only glory but also end of domination of arch rivals Real Madrid in Europe. Barca will be up for it with some quality play.
Barcelona though know that things will not be that easy even though they are playing at home as Lyon will do all they can to deny Barca a place in the champions league quarter-finals.
But Barca just needs to execute well their brand of football and things could become easy.
On the other hand, Lyon will be happy with their first leg performance but know that the real test is yet to come, playing Barca away.
If Lyon wants to progress beyond the round of 16 then they will have to play out of their skins at the Camp Nou. It won’t be easy but Lyon will have to give their all and hope for the best.
Barcelona have a good record against Lyon and they will look to continue the good work.
Team news and possible line-ups
Amine Gouiri and Jeremy Morel will both be not available for Lyon for the midweek game as due to injuries.
As for Barca, Rafinha and Thomas Vermaelen will both be unavailable as due to injuries.
Lyon XI : Lopes, Tete, Dubois, Denayer, Mendy, Ndombele, Tousart, Traore, Fekir, Depay, Dembele.
Barcelona XI : Ter Stegen, Semedo, Lenglet, Pique, Alba, Rakitic, Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Messi, L. Suarez, Dembele.
I expect Barcelona to win this game and qualify for the Quarter-Finals of 2018/19 UEFA Champions League. They might win 3-1.