Champions League: Lyon Get Deserved First-Leg Win Against Juventus

Lyon produced a spirited display to take a surprise lead after the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus.

Lucas Tousart scored the only goal in the first half as the hosts claimed their first victory over the Italian giants.

Juve started confidently but failed to create any clear chances before Tousart converted Houssem Aouar‘s cross from close range to hand the Ligue 1 side the lead.

The goal came with Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt off receiving treatment for a head injury.

The visitors continued to have more possession but they struggled to penetrate the resolute Lyon defence, failing to register a single shot on target.

Maurizio Sarri‘s side have genuine ambitions of winning a trophy that has evaded Juventus for almost a quarter of a century now, but they could not claim a precious away goal here, with Paulo Dybala seeing a late effort disallowed for offside.

Juventus attack was led by the 35-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo who has been on a remarking goal scoring run but he was unable to find the back of the net.

The second leg will take place at Allianz Stadium on 17 March

 

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