Lyon Zero – Barcelona Zero
Many could have thought that Barcelona would breeze previous Lyon of their Champions League last-16 tie.
Nevertheless after Tuesday evening’s first leg in France, this tie may go both method.
After a Zero-Zero draw, Lyon know that in the event that they rating as soon as within the Camp Nou, Barcelona must rating twice to keep away from going out on the away objectives rule.
Can Lyon do it? The Ligue 1 aspect beforehand beat Man Metropolis in England, so it’s removed from out of the query.
Luis Suarez’s poor type continues
One of many large speaking factors for Barcelona followers after the Lyon recreation is the type of Luis Suarez.
Suarez has 16 objectives this season. He additionally just lately scored a hat-trick in El Clasico again in December.
But there’s the overwhelming consensus opinion that Suarez is massively out of shape.
In his final 17 matches, Suarez has solely scored as soon as for the Catalans.
Suarez hasn’t scored within the Champions League this season.
Actually, Suarez hasn’t scored away within the Champions League in his final 16 matches.
Luis Suarez & Man United rumours
Suarez’s downturn in type has been latched onto by the Spanish tabloid media.
Dario Gol – an outlet who churn out doubtful rumours frequently – have linked Suarez to Manchester United.
Some eye-catching claims are made by Dario Gol.
They imagine Man United have “put some huge cash on the desk” to persuade Barcelona to promote Suarez.
How a lot precisely? The exact determine is stored below wraps.
In any occasion, Suarez has reportedly baulked on the alternative.
That’s as a result of as a former Liverpool participant he can’t contemplate becoming a member of Man United, report Dario Gol.
Is any of this true? Have Man United actually made a transfer to attempt to signal Luis Suarez? That’s up for debate.
But maybe the larger takeaway from the Dario Gol report is the sense that Suarez’s time at Barcelona could possibly be near it’s conclusion.
Social media response
24h – As of the 22nd minute of tonight’s recreation towards Lyon, Luis Suarez has gone a full day of recreation time (1440 minutes) with out scoring away from residence within the Champions League, final netting towards Roma in September 2015. Unusual. pic.twitter.com/7mzz0w03AO
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 19, 2019
Luis Suarez hasn’t scored in his final 16 #UCL away video games 😳 pic.twitter.com/e07A7NcriE
— B/R Soccer (@brfootball) February 20, 2019
The final time Luis Suarez scored in a Champions League away recreation, Brendan Rodgers was nonetheless Liverpool supervisor.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) February 19, 2019
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