You would have gotten great odds for a goalless stalemate, given the attacking nature of both sides, but this was far from a cagey affair as each team had several chances to win the match! Despite Lyon’s inability to match the attacking verve of their first-half display, they were able to maintain their shape and discipline to frustrate Barcelona to no end.
Les Gones’ back four, with Denayer in particular, were magnificent, while Valverde and his men will return to Spain wondering how they didn’t put at least three past Lopes.
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Despite the 0-0 draw, the Blaugrana should be confident of going through to the quarter-finals with the second-leg at the Camp Nou on the horizon.
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