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Olympique Of Lyon vs FC Barcelona: An uncomfortable rival on the way to chambers

Published:17/12/2018 - 15:05h

Updated:18/12/2018 - 00:51h

The FC Barcelona splits like favourite in his eliminatory of eighth of Champions, but the Olympique of Lyon does not go to give eases. The Frenchmen have a young team, fast and compensated that will try to demolish to one of the big candidates to the title

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This Monday has taken place the draw of the eighth of final of the Champions 2018-19, and the FC Barcelona has been matched with the Olympique of Lyon. The Catalans look for to recover the European glory after some years of disappointments in the international competition, and in the first eliminatory will have a favourable crossing to the that equally will have to loan a lot of attention.

It does not be necessary obviar that the culés are clear favourites to be in chambers, but neither that it will not suffice only with this to win. In front they have to a club that is between the main perseguidores of the PSG in a decanted Tie 1, and that besides has given samples of his capacity in the phase of groups of this same tournament.

The men of Bruno Génésio characterise by a staff compensated, with effectiveness in defence and a frantic offensive. The speed, class and desborde of his attackers is his greater danger, although it does not be necessary to despise the seriousness of his retaguardia. Another of the big applicants to the title knows it well, since it has suffered it in his own meats.

To the Lyon was missing him a point of regularity to improve his phase of groups, in which it finish with a victory and five ties. In spite of everything, it is necessary to remember that it was able to brake to the Manchester City -at the end first of his group- in two occasions, since it imposed in the Etihad Stadium (1-2) and did him suffer in the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, where at the end the duel finish in tables (2-2).

Between his greater referents are some of the greater talents of the continent, with youth and experience at the same time. Few have not listened already names like the ones of Nabil Fekir, Memphis Depay, Houssem Aouar or Tanguy Ndombèlé, for mentioning some. The first of them, precisely, will lose the first party in France, because it is sanctioned.

Attending to the previous clashes, all in Champions, remains underlined a clear warning for the Barcelona, and is that out of house go to have to encourage if they do not want to carry a surprise. In the campaign 2001-02 found in the liguilla and imposed the Catalans (2-0 and 2-3); in the 2007-08, in the same stage, already empataron in Lyon (3-0 and 2-2); and in the 2008-09, also in eighth, equalised to domicile before finishing home (1-1 and 5-2).

An eliminatory for the observers of the Barça?

A sample of the quality that the Olimpique of Lyon has in the changing room is that the Barça follows very closely to some of his footballers, and the visits of the observers to the neighbouring country are very frequent. The own Éric Abidal left Lyon to play in Barcelona, and has good connections with which until does not do so much was also his club. Recently, there was a traspaso stood out, the one who converted to Samuel Umtiti in an indisputable of the saga barcelonista. There is not place for the confidences in this eliminatory

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