Garcia: ‘Juve have advantage over Lyon’

Rudi Garcia maintains Juventus ‘contain the revenue’ by methodology of match fitness, so despite Lyon winning the foremost leg, it’s ’50-50’ on Champions League qualification.

Olympique Lyonnais obtained the foremost leg 1-0 on dwelling turf in February, which affords them a gargantuan revenue going into the Spherical of 16 decider in Turin.

That kicks off on Friday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

“On the total could maybe contain to you take care of the foremost leg, you presumably can contain got the next probability of qualifying, however in this case and pondering the energy of the opponent, I’d impart it’s 50-50,” acknowledged Garcia in his press conference.

“They’ve obtained 9 Serie A titles in a row. That on my own could maybe contain to aloof listing you about Juve’s energy. They’re no longer as stable defensively as they were in previous years and naturally we’ll strive to acquire the most of that enviornment, as we are going to be playing to score a aim. If we obtain the obtain in Turin, it’ll be less complicated for us to effect the next fragment of the competition.”

Paulo Dybala remains in doubt following a muscular verbalize, even though Cristiano Ronaldo will lead the trident attack.

“There aren’t correct Dybala and Ronaldo at Juventus, as they contain many big identify names in this squad. Having acknowledged that, we are humble and fearless, so we are looking to qualify day after as we insist.”

Ligue 1 halted their season when the lockdown hit in March, however no longer like every various foremost European league, determined no longer to resume and merely handed the title to leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

That draw Lyon contain conducted one aggressive sport since March 8, a 0-0 draw with PSG within the Coupe de la Ligue Closing on July 31.

“Let’s correct impart that playing every three days can clearly obtain you match fitness, however it could in all probability maybe also obtain you extra drained. Juve obtained the Scudetto by Week 36, so were effectively in a plan to prefer the closing two rounds off,” persevered the coach.

“The shrink back is therefore merely about fascinated about us, as we don’t contain match fitness. No lower than the Coupe de la Ligue sport confirmed that we aren’t in contemptible shape, so there is promise. Losing to PSG on penalties changed into very disappointing. Our fate is in our hands day after as we insist.”

Garcia is no longer any longer any stranger to Serie A or Juventus, having battled them for the Scudetto accountable of Roma.

“No, that changed into a various time, a various group and above all a various competition. There is nothing from the past that could maybe additionally be in my mind around this sport.

“This is at probability of be within the abet of closed doors and that is at probability of be a pity, as even some distance from dwelling, it’s continually greater to play football in front of followers. I hope we can soon obtain the followers abet into the stadium.”

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