Lyon vs Juventus LIVE: Cristiano Ronaldo decision, Champions League team news confirmed


Maurizio Sarri is faced with a number of big decisions ahead of Juventus’ clash with Lyon tonight.

The Italian manager has seen his options boosted this week with the return to fitness of several first-team players, throwing doubt over his starting XI selection.

Miralem Pjanic and Gonzalo Higuain have both been included in the travelling squad after missing the victory over SPAL at the weekend while Sami Khedira is also available after an injury lay-off.

Meanwhile, Giorgio Chiellini made his first start since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament last August in the 1-0 win – and Sarri has refused to rule the veteran out of also starting against Lyon.

  • Lyon have been eliminated by Italian opposition in the Champions League knockout stages on both previous occasions
  • Juventus have lost only one of their last seven Champions League away games in the knockout phase
  • Memphis Depay has been directly involved in 45 percent of Lyon’s Champions League goals since the start of last season
  • Juventus are in the Champions League knockout stages for the sixth successive season, their longest ever run

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