UCL: Juventus beat Lyon 2-1 but not enough as Lyon advance to the quarter-finals

TURIN, ITALY - AUGUST 07: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus reacts during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Juventus and Olympique Lyon at Allianz Stadium on August 07, 2020 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Lyon survived a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired comeback from Juventus to hang on and book a Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.

Leading 1-0 from February’s first leg, the French side were handed a soft early penalty which Memphis Depay converted in style.

That left Juve needing to score three times to progress and Ronaldo got one back from the penalty spot.

He then thundered in his 130th Champions League goal but Lyon held on.

Juve have not won the Champions League since 1996 and the wait goes on at least another year.

All the stats

  • Lyon are the first French side to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League since Monaco in 2016-17, while this is the first time they have reached this stage of the competition since 2009-10.
  • Juventus have failed to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2015-16 under Massimiliano Allegri.
  • Despite progressing on away goals, Lyon are now winless in their last 11 away knockout matches in the Champions League (D2 L9).
  • Juventus have played more Champions League home games against French sides without defeat (7) than against teams from any other nation.
  • Lyon’s Memphis Depay has become just the second Dutch player to score in six successive Champions League appearances after Ruud van Nistelrooy (twice).
  • Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo is just the third player to score a Champions League goal against a specific opponent with three different clubs, after Jorg Butt against Juventus and Ruud van Nistelrooy against Bayern Munich.
  • Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 20 goals in his last 13 home Champions League knockout matches. In total, he has scored 67 goals in the knockout stages of the competition, 21 more than any other player (Messi, 46).
  • Source: BBC
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