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Juventus fortress awaits Lyon

Published: Saturday 5 April 2014, 10.24CET
Yet to lose at home to French opponents in UEFA competition, Juventus can take a step closer to the final on home soil as Olympique Lyonnais come to Turin already trailing 1-0.
Juventus fortress awaits Lyon
Juventus celebrate their first-leg success in France ©AFP/Getty Images

Tournament statistics

JuventusLyon

Goals scored10
 
13
Possession (%)54
 
46
Total attempts124
 
129
on target55
 
60
off target46
 
55
blocked23
 
14
against woodwork3
 
2
Corners49
 
71
Offsides33
 
39
Yellow cards8
 
18
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed105
 
138
Fouls suffered104
 
182
Passes4219
 
5217
completed3554
 
4182

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Published: Saturday 5 April 2014, 10.24CET

Juventus fortress awaits Lyon

Yet to lose at home to French opponents in UEFA competition, Juventus can take a step closer to the final on home soil as Olympique Lyonnais come to Turin already trailing 1-0.

Juventus can take another step closer to playing in the UEFA Europa League final at their Turin home stadium if they can keep Olympique Lyonnais at bay in their quarter-final decider.

• Juventus somewhat spoiled Lyon coach Rémi Garde's 48th birthday in the first leg, Leonardo Bonucci scoring the only goal on 85 minutes. It was Lyon's first European home defeat this season.

Previous meetings
• The sides met for the first time in UEFA competition in the first leg.

• Juventus's 21 encounters with French sides have ended W12 D4 L5 (W8 D2 L0 at home). They have never lost at home to Ligue 1 opponents.

• Lyon's record in 17 meetings with Italian sides is W7 D4 L6 (W4 D1 L3 away). Lyon met Italian opponents in the quarter-finals of the 1998/99 UEFA Cup, winning 2-0 at home against Bologna FC, but only after a 3-0 defeat in Italy.

Match background
• Juventus are unbeaten at home in Europe this season, with a record of W2 D3. Their last continental home defeat was a 2-0 loss to eventual winners FC Bayern München in last season's UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, which ended an 11-match unbeaten home European run, qualifiers included.

• In 15 European games since Lyon started the season in the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round they have scored just 14 goals, conceding 11.

• Juventus are unbeaten in five games since entering the UEFA Europa League in the round of 32 (W4 D1), during which they have conceded only once. Qualifying included, they are unbeaten in 15 UEFA Europa League games (W8 D7) since bowing out of the 2009/10 round of 16 with a 4-1 loss at Fulham FC.

• Lyon have reached their sixth major UEFA quarter-final having lost the first four before overcoming FC Girondins de Bordeaux in the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League last eight en route to a semi-final exit to Bayern. They last reached the UEFA Cup quarter-finals in 1998/99, losing to Bologna.

• Lyon are the first Ligue 1 team to reach the last eight of the competition since the advent of the UEFA Europa League.

• Juventus have reached their 27th UEFA quarter-final, with the overall record W18 L8. However, they are currently on their longest last-eight losing streak, having lost in their last three ties, all in the UEFA Champions League: to Liverpool FC (2004/05), Arsenal FC (2005/06) and Bayern (2012/13). They last won a last-eight tie in 2002/03, defeating FC Barcelona 3-2 on aggregate in the UEFA Champions League, which ended a run of six successive quarter-final successes.

• Their record in UEFA Cup quarter-final ties is W5 L3.

Team facts
• Yoann Gourcuff (AC Milan, 2006 to 2009) is the only Lyon player with Serie A experience; Andrea Pirlo was a team-mate during his time at San Siro, as was Juve's reserve goalkeeper Marco Storari.

• Stephan Lichtsteiner played in France for LOSC Lille from 2005 to 2008: his record against Lyon was W2 D1 L3.

• Juventus defender Martín Cáceres and Lyon counterpart Mouhamadou Dabo played together at Sevilla FC in 2010/11.

• Lyon are one of three sides in the quarter-finals who have yet to win a major UEFA club trophy, along with AZ Alkmaar and FC Basel 1893. However they were one of the three winners of the 1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup, overcoming Montpellier Hérault SC in their final.

• Pirlo has made the most European club competition appearances of all the players in the quarter-finals: 126.

• Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette has had more attempts on goal than any other player left in the competition: 11. He has scored twice in seven appearances since the start of the group stage.

• Lyon's Bafétimbi Gomis has been caught offside 14 times since the start of the group stage – more than any other player in this season's competition.

• Lyon have been the most fouled side since the start of the group stage, with their opponents penalised 174 times in 11 games.

• Juventus are one of three domestic champions remaining in the competition, along with FC Porto and Basel.

• Juventus Stadium will stage this season's UEFA Europa League final. Juve can thus become the third side since the UEFA Cup was first decided with a one-off match in 1997/98 to compete in the showpiece at their home arena. Feyenoord triumphed in Rotterdam in 2002/03, but Sporting Clube de Portugal lost the 2004/05 final in Lisbon.

• Juventus (1977, 1990, 1993) are one of four former UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League winners in the quarter-finals, along with Sevilla (2006, 2007), Valencia CF (2004) and Porto (2003, 2011).

• Juventus are one of three sides who have won the competition three times, along with FC Internazionale Milano (1990/91, 1993/94, 1997/98) and Liverpool (1972/73, 1975/76, 2000/01).

• All the four surviving teams that crossed over from the UEFA Champions League round of 32 – Juventus, SL Benfica, Basel and Porto – are yet to lose in their five games.

Coach information
• Antonio Conte has led Juventus to back-to-back Italian titles since taking charge at his old club in 2011. The 44-year-old started out as a midfielder at home-town team US Lecce, then represented Juve from 1991 to 2004, winning five Serie A titles, the 1992/93 UEFA Cup and the 1995/96 UEFA Champions League among a host of other trophies. He returned as a coach after spells in charge of US Arezzo, AS Bari, Atalanta BC and AC Siena.

• Conte is the only coach left in the competition who won the UEFA Cup as a player.

• Rémi Garde has spent much of his career with Lyon, taking over as first-team coach in June 2011. As a defensive midfielder he captained Les Gones and won six caps for France, ending his career with spells at RC Strasbourg and Arsenal, with whom he won the 1997/98 English double. After a spell as a pundit he joined Lyon's coaching staff and was assistant to Paul Le Guen and Gérard Houllier before taking charge of the club's training centre and subsequently becoming head coach.

Shoot-out record
• Juventus's record in six UEFA club competition shoot-outs is W4 L2:
2-3 (neutral) v AC Milan, 2002/03 UEFA Champions League final
4-2 (neutral) v AFC Ajax, 1995/96 UEFA Champions League final
3-1 (home) v Real Madrid CF, 1986/87 European Champion Clubs' Cup second round
4-2 (neutral) v AA Argentinos Juniors, 1985 European/South American Cup final
1-4 (home) v Widzew Łódź, 1980/81 UEFA Cup second round
3-0 (home) v AFC Ajax, 1977/78 European Champion Clubs' Cup quarter-finals

• Lyon have lost both of their UEFA competition penalty shoot-outs:
3-4 (away) v APOEL FC, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League round of 16
2-4 (away) v PSV Eindhoven, 2004/05 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

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