Description: JUV Vs LYN Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Juventus in fear of being sent packing from the Champions League today
With a measly two wins in their last five encounters in the Serie A, Juventus made for extremely dreary viewing. Whilst they ended up winning the Serie A for the 2019-20 edition, the triumph was hardly anything to cherish in with the side just about scampering its way to a one point win.
The figure was vindictive of the side’s horrid collapse ever since football has returned to Italy. The team lost all semblance after the hiatus to revel its supporters in excruciating displays of languid football, one which sees Sarri’s role as manager of the club come under fire in only his first season at the side.
And chasing a one goal deficit when they come across Lyon today in their round of 16 tie, things can easily end up going extremely awry for the Italian side. While the team’s pedigree is well documented, its current collapse doesn’t augur well for the club infront of a resolute and determined Lyon side which only last week curbed PSG from scoring in the Coupe de la Ligue final.
JUV Vs LYN Dream11 Probable Winner
With a one goal cushion to protect, Lyon are going to thrust everything they have into their defensive ambit. The side has clobbered teams all season long with its pluck and girt in defence, a side capable of engaging any team in a deadlock.
And with Juventus not being hr most imaginative when it comes in the attacking docket, the home side will be made to sweat it out on the day. However, despite all their travesties, we envision the side managing to just about totter its way to a win owing to the individual sparks of brilliance this side is capable of.
Probable Playing 11
- Mattia is still to recover from his lengthy, one which keeps him out of action yet again.
- Lyon will miss out on Kone who is ruled out due to his injury.
Szczesny, Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro, Bentancur, Pjanic, Rabiot, Bernardeschi, Dybala, Ronaldo
Lopes, Dubois, Denayer, Andersen, Marcal, Aouar, Mendes, Cornet, Reine-Adelaide, Depay, Dembele
Champions League 2019-20
Match: Juventus Vs Lyon
Date And Time: 8th August, Saturday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Turin
Telecast: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Dybala: 3 Goals, 2 Assists
- Depay: 5 Goals
Lyon Vs Juventus: 1-0
Dream 11 Picks
Our Dream 11 side begins with the pick of Wojciech Szczesny from Juventus for the forthcoming clash. The shot stopper is the reason why Juventus still have a fair shout of making it into the quarter-final with the player managing to spurn Lyon’s repeated attempts to rake up the goals in the first round.
Although they did end up shipping the one goal against Lyon the last time around, Juventus have otherwise made for a daunting backline to square off against. This is a side which has at its disposal some wordclass defenders, players capable of giving any side cold feet when facing off against it.
And with Lyon not massively renowned for stringing together the goals, this could easily end up as a cleansheet for the home side. It’s a narrative which has our backing to see the indomitable Alex Sandro and Leonardo Bonucci be opted by us from the home team.
Elsewhere, with a cleansheet the last time these two met and after restricting PSG from scoring against them last week, it was only rightful of us to opt for a duo from Lyon as well. We’ll be making one goal man, CB Joachim Andersen our first pick with Leo Dubois with the one assist slotting in next to him.
The three assists Houssem Aouar has to his name in the Champions League have been crucial in guiding Lyon to this stage. The midfielder has managed to scour his way past defences and make things cumbersome for them by partnering with his counterparts to rope in a slew of match winning goals.
Juventus on the other hand will see us opt for their midfield pairing in this docket. We begin with the selection of Rodrigo Bentacur, a player’s whose panache has manage to light up an otherwise dismal and uninspiring triad in the middle of the formation for the Italians.
Miralem Pjanic has been crucial to Sarri’s formation with his ball handling abilities keeping the ball moving quickly and play running from defence to attack for the club.
He failed to win the Golden Boot in the league but Cristiano Ronaldo nonetheless ended up as Juventus’ top scorer this season. With a staggering 31 goals, he was someone we couldn’t let out of our side at any costs with the Champions League being a tournament he’s made his own over the years.
The side’s top scorer in the tournament with three goals and two assists, Paolo Dybala comes in as well while Lyon will also see leading scorer with five goals, Memphis Depay close out our set of picks.
Captain And Vice-Captain
His two goals see Ronaldo captain our side while Dybala is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Wojciech, Sandro, Bonucci, Dubois, Andersen, Pjanic, Bentacur, Aouar, Ronaldo, Dybala, Depay
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.