Barcelona arrive at what is right now the most important game of the season: the Champions League Round of 16 second leg against Lyon. After a very entertaining (for neutrals) 0-0 draw in France, the tie is wide open going into the Camp Nou match, and Barça will need a complete performance to win this one.
Competition/Round: 2018-19 Champions League, Round of 16, Second Leg
First Leg Result: Lyon 0-0 Barcelona
Barcelona Outs & Doubts: Rafinha, Thomas Vermaelen, Jean-Clair Todibo (out), Ousmane Dembélé (doubt)
Lyon Outs & Doubts: Amine Gouiri (out), Marcelo (doubt)
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 9pm CET/WAT (Barcelona & Nigeria), 8pm GMT (UK), 4pm ET, 1pm PT (USA), 1.30am IST (India, Thursday)
Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
How to watch on TV: UniMás (USA), BT Sport 3 (UK), Canal+ Sport 1 (Nigeria), SONY TEN 1 (India), Movistar Liga de Campeones (Spain), others
They really do need to win this one, because another 0-0 takes it to extra time and any scored draw gives Lyon the edge, so the Blaugrana must score at least twice to make sure they’ll go through. But they also need to make sure they don’t concede, so controlling Lyon’s counter attacks while still playing an attacking style is a tough but necessary balance to accomplish on Wednesday night.