Barcelona v Lyon background

No goals in France mean Barcelona and Lyon both remain unbeaten this season, so something has to give at the Camp Nou.

Lyon's Léo Dubois (left) tries to hold Lionel Messi in check during the first leg
Lyon's Léo Dubois (left) tries to hold Lionel Messi in check during the first leg ©AFP/Getty Images

Barcelona and Lyon remain unbeaten in this season's UEFA Champions League as they meet again at the Camp Nou with a place in the quarter-finals at stake.

• There were no goals in the first game at the OL Stadium on 19 February. The closest either side came to breaking the deadlock was when Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen brilliantly tipped Martin Terrier's first-half shot against the crossbar.

• While the French side are in the round of 16 for the first time since 2011/12, Barcelona have featured every year bar the first since its 2003/04 introduction – 15 years in a row – and have won 12 of their previous 14 ties.

• First in Group B this season, Barcelona have lost only one of their last 18 UEFA Champions League matches and are unbeaten this season, as are Lyon; Les Gones finished second behind Manchester City in Group F and have now drawn six games in a row in the competition, one short of AEK Athens' record. This is the only round of 16 tie between two clubs who went unbeaten through the group stage.

Highlights: Lyon 0-0 Barcelona
Highlights: Lyon 0-0 Barcelona

Previous meetings
• The most recent of the sides' six meetings before the first leg came in the 2008/09 round of 16, when Barcelona won 6-3 on aggregate en route to lifting the trophy. After a 1-1 draw in Lyon, the Spanish club were 5-2 victors at the Camp Nou, Lionel Messi scoring the third goal. Gerard Piqué also played in both games, with Sergio Busquets featuring at the Stade de Gerland.

• Those were the teams' only previous knockout fixtures before the first leg. They met in the 2001/02 first group stage and the 2007/08 group stage; Barcelona won each home game without conceding and earned a win and a draw in France, Messi scoring both home (3-0) and away (2-2) in the latter campaign.

Form guide
Barcelona
• Barcelona have been in the round of 16 every year from 2004/05 onwards, winning 12 of those 14 ties. The Blaugrana lost two of their first three ties, most recently against Liverpool in 2006/07, but have won their last 11. In 2017/18 they beat Chelsea 4-1 on aggregate (1-1 away, 3-0 home).

• Barça's home record in the round of 16 is W12 D1 L1 – they have won the last 11 matches.

Ter Stegen confident Barcelona can progress
Ter Stegen confident Barcelona can progress

• Barcelona's last home game with French opponents was a spectacular one as they produced the biggest comeback in UEFA Champions League history to win their 2016/17 last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain. Barça looked to be heading out when they lost the first leg 4-0 in Paris, only for a stunning 6-1 second-leg success to turn the tie on its head.

• That was also Barcelona's third successive win at home to French clubs; their record against Ligue 1 sides at the Camp Nou is W8 D2 L1.

• Barça's record in two-legged sides against Ligue 1 opponents is W4 L3; after losing the first three contests they have won the last four.

• Barcelona won both home games in last season's knockout rounds, and are unbeaten in 11 knockout games at the Camp Nou (W9 D2), since a 3-0 loss to Bayern München in the 2012/13 semi-final second leg.

• Ernesto Valverde's side won their first two home games in this season's group stage, beating PSV Eindhoven 4-0 and Internazionale 2-0 before a 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

• That helped Barcelona finish first in their UEFA Champions League group for the 12th season in a row and the 20th overall – both competition records. They have reached at least the quarter-finals in all their last 11 UEFA Champions League campaigns, another competition record, losing in the last eight in the last three seasons; in 2017/18, they succumbed to a remarkable Roma fightback, going out despite a 4-1 home first-leg victory after losing 3-0 in Italy.

• That defeat at Roma is Barcelona's sole loss in their last 18 UEFA Champions League fixtures (W10 D7).

The final whistle in Lyon
The final whistle in Lyon©AFP/Getty Images

• Barcelona are unbeaten in 29 UEFA Champions League home matches, a run that started in September 2013 (W26 D3); the draw against Tottenham equalled the competition record of 29 set by Bayern München between March 1998 and April 2002.

• Spanish champions for the 25th time – and third in four years – in 2017/18, Barcelona have been European champions on five occasions, most recently in 2015.

• Barcelona have recorded 25 away first-leg draws in UEFA competition, winning 20 of those ties on aggregate, most recently against Chelsa in last season's round of 16 (1-1 away, 3-0 home). Their record is more mixed when the first game has finished 0-0 away, however, with four aggregate wins and two defeats; the most recent such contest came against AC Milan in the 2011/12 quarter-finals (3-1 home).

• Barcelona's record in six UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W5 L1:
5-4 v Lech Poznań, 1988/89 European Cup Winners' Cup second round
0-2 v Steaua, 1985/86 European Champion Clubs' Cup final
5-4 v IFK Göteborg, 1985/86 European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-final
4-1 v Anderlecht, 1978/79 European Cup Winners' Cup second round
3-1 v Ipswich Town, 1977/78 UEFA Cup third round
5-4 v AZ Alkmaar, 1977/78 UEFA Cup second round

Lyon's Denayer delighted with clean sheet
Lyon's Denayer delighted with clean sheet

Lyon
• This is Lyon's tenth UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie, and a first in seven seasons. They won the first three ties but have lost five of the last six, most recently being beaten on penalties by APOEL of Cyprus in 2011/12.

• Lyon's last victory in the round of 16 came at the expense of Barcelona's great rivals Real Madrid, who they beat 2-1 on aggregate in 2009/10 (1-0 home, 1-1 away).

• Lyon have lost four of their last five away games in the round of 16, where their away record overall is W3 D2 L4. Their last away win at this stage, 1-0 at PSV Eindhoven in 2005/06, was their third in a row.

• Lyon's record in two-legged knockout ties against Spanish clubs is W3 L3, most recently a 4-1 defeat of Villarreal in the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League round of 32 (3-1 home, 1-0 away) – their last fixtures against Liga opposition.

• Les Gones won their first game in this season's UEFA Champions League, 2-1 at Manchester City, before drawing the next five. They qualified for the round of 16 with a 1-1 draw at Shakhtar Donetsk on matchday six.

• Coupled with the first leg, that makes it just one defeat in 11 European matches for Bruno Génésio's side, who had scored two or more goals in six continental fixtures in a row before drawing at Shakhtar.

• Les Gones have lost only one of their last eight European away fixtures (W4 D3) and none of their last five in the UEFA Champions League (W2 D3).

• Lyon were UEFA Champions League semi-finalists in 2010 and are in the competition for the 15th time – more than any other French club.

• OL have lost all eight UEFA competition ties in which they drew the initial leg at home, most recently against Real Madrid in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League round of 16 (1-1 home, 0-3 away). That includes two ties where the initial match finished goalless, most recently in the 2005/06 quarter-finals against AC Milan (1-3 away).

• Lyon's record in three UEFA penalty shoot-outs is W1 L2:
7-6 v Beşiktaş, 2016/17 UEFA Europa League quarter-final
3-4 v APOEL, 2011/12 UEFA Champions League round of 16
2-4 v PSV Eindhoven, 2004/05 UEFA Champions League quarter-final

Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes makes a save from Gerard Piqué
Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes makes a save from Gerard Piqué©AFP/Getty Images

Links and trivia
• Samuel Umtiti joined Barcelona from Lyon in 2016. He came through the Lyon academy, making 131 league appearances and scoring three goals between 2012 and 2016.

• Have also played in France:
Clément Lenglet (Nancy 2010–17)
Ousmane Dembélé (Rennes 2014–16)
Malcom (Bordeaux 2016–18)

• Malcom scored four goals in four appearances against Lyon for Bordeaux, including two in a 3-3 draw at the Stade de Lyon in August 2017 and a penalty in Bordeaux's 3-1 home win in January 2018.

• Has played in Spain:
Pape Diop (Celta Vigo 2014–17)

• Have played together:
Jasper Cillessen & Kenny Tete (Ajax, 2013–16)

• International team-mates:
Ousmane Dembélé, Samuel Umtiti & Ferland Mendy, Tanguy Ndombele, Nabil Fekir (France)
Thomas Vermaelen & Jason Denayer (Belgium)
Jasper Cillessen & Memphis Depay, Kenny Tete (Netherlands)
Nélson Semedo & Anthony Lopes (Portugal)

• Fekir, Umtiti and Dembélé were part of France's victorious 2018 FIFA World Cup squad.

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Champions League best goals: round of 16 first legs
Champions League best goals: round of 16 first legs

Barcelona
UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Jeison Murillo, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Moussa Wagué
Out: Rafinha, Munir, Denis Suárez

• Philippe Coutinho made his 50th appearance in UEFA club competition in the first leg with Lyon.

• Barcelona are 11 games unbeaten in all competitions (W7 D4); the first leg with Lyon was their fourth draw in five matches, but they have won all four games since, most recently Saturday's 3-1 defeat of Rayo Vallecano.

• The Blaugrana, who have lifted the Copa del Rey in the last four seasons, reached a sixth successive final with a 3-0 second-leg win at Real Madrid on 27 February, completing a 4-1 aggregate semi-final success.

• Barça also won 1-0 at Madrid in the Liga on 2 March, Ivan Rakitić scoring the only goal – his first in the league since 20 October.

• Barcelona are 12 matches unbeaten at the Camp Nou (W9 D3), since a 4-3 league loss against Betis on 11 November – their only home defeat of the season in all competitions (W15 D5) and their sole loss in 49 fixtures at their own stadium (W40 D8).

• Ernesto Valverde's side have kept five clean sheets in their last seven matches in all competitions, conceding only three times.

• Lionel Messi is the top scorer in this season's Liga with 26 goals; the Argentinian has 17 in his last 17 appearances in all competitions.

• Messi scored his 400th Liga goal in a 3-0 win against Eibar on 13 January; he now has 409, most recently registering against Rayo at the weekend.

• Luis Suárez also found the net on Saturday and has four goals in his last four games.

• Jean-Clair Todibo signed for Barcelona from Toulouse in January but is not in the UEFA Champions League squad; the club also agreed deals for Frenkie de Jong (Ajax) and Emerson (Atlético Mineiro) to join in the summer.

• Arthur was out between 6 and 27 February with a hamstring injury; Thomas Vermaelen has not featured since 16 February and has a muscle problem.

• Rafinha was ruled out for up to six months after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left leg in the second half of the 1-1 draw with Atlético Madrid on 24 November.

• Samuel Umtiti returned in that game at Atlético having not played since 26 September due to a knee problem, but suffered a relapse and was out until playing 90 minutes in a 4-2 win at Sevilla on 23 February.

• Valverde signed a one-year contract extension on 15 February.

Pick of the saves from the last 16 first legs
Pick of the saves from the last 16 first legs

Lyon
UEFA Champions League squad changes
In: Malcolm Barcola, Lucas Tousart
Out: Zachary Brault, Jordan Ferri

• Lyon suffered a second successive away defeat five days after drawing with Barcelona, going down 2-0 at Monaco on 24 February. Saturday's 2-2 draw at Strasbourg made it three away games without a win.

• A 1-0 loss at Nice in OL's previous away fixture, on 10 February, ended their 13-match unbeaten away run in all competitions (W8 D5).

• Les Gones won their first three Coupe de France rounds away from home this season, at fifth-tier Bourges (0-2) and at top-tier Amiens (0-2) and Guingamp (1-2).

• Lyon beat Caen 3-1 in the Coupe de France quarter-finals on 27 February and will face Rennes at home in the semi-finals on 2 April.

• Moussa Dembélé, who struck twice against Strasbourg at the weekend, is Lyon's top scorer in Ligue 1 this season with 11 goals.

• Dembélé has nine goals in his last 13 games in all competitions, although his double in a 5-1 home win against Toulouse on 3 March ended a five-game scoreless run.

• Lyon have lost only four of their last 30 matches in all competitions (W15 D11), although that was preceded by a 5-0 defeat at Paris Saint-Germain on 7 October, their heaviest loss since a 6-1 reverse at Nantes on 15 February 2000.

• The 5-1 win against Toulouse was Lyon's biggest win of the season in all competitions.

• Rafael returned as a second-half substitute in that game, his first first-team appearance since suffering an adductor injury against Manchester City on 27 November.

• Marcelo went off after 17 minutes at Strasbourg on Saturday having suffered a hamstring injury.

• Twenty-one-year-old Yassin Fekir, the younger brother of Lyon captain Nabil, made his first-team debut as a substitute against Toulouse.

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