Wednesday. 01.04.2020 |
Wednesday. 01.04.2020


Olympique Lyonnais, next Champions League rival

Olympique Lyonnais - Barça
Olympique Lyonnais - Barça

OL has been classified as second in the group of Manchester City

Barça have already known his rival in the Champions League last sixteen qualifying round: Olympique Lyonnais. The French team has been classified second in the group F with Manchester City. In fact, OL beat the citizens in the Etihad Stadium, which has been their only win in the current Champions League. It is a descriptive point of this team. The Olympique is irregular, they have a young team with nice and talented players like NDombele, Fekir, Dembélé, Traoré or Memphis Depay. They are able to beat superior teams as they did against City, but they also are vulnerable as they have shown against Shakhtar and Hoffenheim.

Last time FCBarcelona and Olympique Lyonnais faced in the Champions League was in 2008/09 season, also in the last sixteen qualifying round. Then, they tied in Lyon 2-2 and Barça beat them in the Camp Nou for 5-2. Both teams have faced each other six times in Europe and Barça have never lost against them. Barcelona have won 4 times and the other two are ties.

The matches will be played on February 12, 13, 19 or 20 and on March 5, 6, 12 or 13.

The complete qualifying round:

Schalke 04 - Manchester City

Manchester United - PSGermain

Ajax - Real Madrid

Olympique Lyonnais - FCBarcelona

Atletico Madrid - Juventus

Liverpool - Bayern Munchen

Roma - Oporto

Tottenham - Borrussia Dormund

Olympique Lyonnais, next Champions League rival