Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Juventus kicked off their Champions League campaign with a goalless draw against Sevilla, but, as expected, the Serie A champions hammered Dinamo Zagreb at Stadion Maksimir in their second group game. The Bianconeri aim to retain top position in Group H and they are widely expected to go for a win in Tuesday’s football match against les Gones. Juventus are on a five-game winning run in all competitions ahead of the trip to France and they are high on confidence following a 2-1 win over Udinese. Lyon, on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 loss to Nice at the weekend and they are determined to bounce back from the defeat. Les Gones have collected three points in Group H so far and, no doubt, they will be happy with one point from Tuesday’s football match against Juve. Lyon are tough to beat at home and, taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams will share the spoils in the Parc Olympique Lyonnais showdown.
Highlighted Player (Alexandre Lacazette):
Alexandre Lacazette is a hometown boy of Lyon, a powerful striker who went through the youth ranks of the French side to become one of the most important players for Les Gones. The 25-year-old forward was also a member of all France national team selections becoming a European champion at the age of 19 by scoring the winner in the final against Spain.
This goal gave him a reputation of a big game player, one he went on to uphold on various occasions at his club. Lacazette is a hard working forward an accomplished finisher of the ball able to score from different positions. The most prolific striker in his side and among the top ones in the Ligue 1, Alexandre Lacazette scored more than 20 league goals last two seasons on a trot.
Constantly linked with a move away from Lyon, Alexandre Lacazette refuses to speak about anything other than his football and is leaving all the talk to the football pitch.
Highlighted Team (Juventus):
Juventus are considered one of the greatest European football clubs. The Bianconeri (The White and Blacks) have won two Champions League trophies (1985, 1996) and they did well to clinch three UEFA Cup titles (1977, 1990, 1993). The Italian giants have won 32 Serie A trophies and it is well known that a number of star players were part of Juve in the past.
The likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Filippo Inzaghi, Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet all played for Juventus, whilst legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has yet to retire. Juve were stripped two domestic trophies during the “Calciopoli” scandal, but despite being relegated to Serie B, the club quickly brought glory days back to Turin. The Bianconeri used to play their home games at Stadio delle Alpi, but nowadays they welcome their rivals at Juventus Stadium.
The capacity of the stadium is 41,475. La Vechhia Signora (The Old Lady) is yet another nickname of the club. Juve’s biggest rivals are Torino and the two local rivals take on each other in the Turin derby.