Lyon vs Barcelona, Champions League last 16, first leg

Umtiti in Barcelona squad to face former club Lyon

The Champions League's away goals rule is often pivotal in deciding matches in the knockout stages so its importance has to be acknowledged in this match as Barcelona can't afford to underestimate a Lyon side that Manchester City were unable to beat in the group stages.

Ernesto Valverde appeared in a press conference on Monday ahead of the Champions Leaguer game against Lyon this week.

The striker has not scored in his last five games, which is bad enough when leading the line for Barcelona, but his malaise looks far worse in a European context.

Indeed, he hasn't found the net away from home in the Champions League since September 2015.

Against Valladolid the Uruguayan had one of his worst performances of the season for Barça.

Messi did his best to try to cover up Barcelona's shortcomings in the final third, but any time the Argentine looked up there were two white jerseys right in front of him.

Messi ultimately scored the penalty which gave Barça all three points against Valladolid.

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The Catalan club, who are seven points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of LaLiga, are aiming to win the trophy for a sixth time and their first since beating Juventus 3-1 at the end of the 2014-15 season.

"We could have done better in the first half and converted our chances but we did not concede a goal so our chances are intact", said Lyon defender Leo Dubois.

Chance! Martin Terrier smashes a shot from distance, what a save from ter Stagen!

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But that was a rare Lyon highlight in the second period as Barca dominated - goalkeeper Anthony Lopes producing a string of fine saves to thwart Luis Suarez twice and Busquets' long-range attempt all in the final 20 minutes, securing himself a deserved clean sheet. And in the instances when Messi dropped back to receive the ball, there were four Lyon players forming a box around him. Playing against FC Barcelona will be a very hard task but with the match being played in Lyon, the home team will hope to get a result from this fixture.

Then, Barcelona lost 3-0 away to Roma to bow out on away goals after winning 4-1 in the first leg at home.

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