Coach Lyon Bruno Genesio shared expectations of the upcoming match 1/8 finals of the Champions League with Barcelona
Coach French said that they’ve already defeated a top team , namely Manchester city . So his team can fight, and Barcelona.
Note that in the group stage Lyon ahead of Shakhtar Donetsk finishing in second place in group, thus sending the Ukrainian club in the Europa League.
Manchester city and Barcelona – two of the attacking team. We had two good matches against city and can also play against Barcelona, although now the situation is slightly different due to the presence of the opponent of such superstars like Lionel Messi.
Need to find the right balance, to play organized and disciplined. Possession of the ball, you need to constantly put pressure”, – said Genesio.
The match Lyon – Barcelona will be held today, February 19. Beginning at 22:00.
Recall that Barcelona has agreed with the head coach Ernesto Valverde of the conditions of his new contract. The current agreement Spanish specialist with blaugranas expired at the end of the season, and he could have the summer to leave the Catalan club.
However, the leadership of Barcelona reached an agreement with Ernesto Valverde signed a new contract, as the Catalans announced on their official website. As reported in the statement blaugranas, 55-year-old coach signed a one-year contract until June 2020. The agreement also provides for the possibility of extension for another season.
Valverde topped Barcelona in 2017, signing a two year contract. At the head of the Catalan team’s Spanish coach won the championship, the Cup and the Supercup of Spain. This season, Barcelona after 23 rounds with a 51 point lead in the championship standings Spain, ahead of the second real Madrid on six points.
In the Cup of Spain blaugranas reached the semifinals, where he met with the real Madrid. The first match between the teams on the field, the Catalans ended in a draw 1:1. In the Champions League Barcelona has confidently won first place in their group and will play in 1/8 final with the French Lyon.
Recall that Neymar should leave Paris Saint-Germain.
As reported Politeka, Barcelona considers it impossible the return of Neymar.
Also Politeka wrote that Neymar refused to transition to the real world.