Determined Fc Barcelona Kept quite as Lyon gets first Champions League clean sheet form the first leg of the Champions League round of 16
Fc Barcelona played away to the French side Lyon on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Champions League round of sixteen, the French side succeeded in keeping the Catalan Giants quiet for the whole night.
Martin Terrier rattled the crossbar early on for Lyon, while the hosts withstood sustained late pressure from Lionel Messi and Barca to keep a first clean sheet of the competition.
Fc Barcelona registered a total of 25 shots but non went in.
Lyon vs Barcelona full match (0-0)
FC BARCELONA STATS Shots – 25 shots on target – 5 Possession – 63% passes – 680 pass accuracy – 88 fouls – 11 yellow cards – 2 red cards – 0 offsides – 1 corners – 5
LYON STATS shots – 5 shots on target – 2 possession – 37% passes – 397 pass accuracy – 81% yellow cards – 13 red cards – 0 offsides – 0 corners – 2
The game looked a bit similar to last game Barcelona played against Valladolid where they had more possession of the ball and created more chances but non converted. Though a win was secured from a Lionel Messi penalty kick, Messi second penalty was saved by the very impressive Valladolid Keeper.
The second leg of the tie will be played at the Camp Nou, where Barcelona has more advantage to win Lyon.
Barcelona hope to contiue their dominance at La Liga Santadar as they play away from home to Sevilla.
Lyon seat third on the Ligue 1 table and hopes to secure a win as they travel to Monaco on Sunday.
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