Barcelona boss says Lyon is a difficult Champions League opponent

Barcelona will visit Lyon February 19 before hosting the second leg at Camp Nou a month later.

FC Barcelona will play Lyon in their Champions League quarter-finals participation. Ernesto Valverde spoke about his club facing the French team, saying Lyon will be a difficult squad to meet at this stage in the tournament.

“The truth is that I have seen little. I have a general idea, there are some players that we know, but we have to prepare well,” Valverde told Barcelona’s media channel, according to FourFourTwo.

“It’s a team that was challenging City for the leadership of the group until the last game and won at their ground.

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“That shows the difficulty to win any game. Not only for us but for any team.

“I have the sense they are a very dangerous team in space because they break very well, very fast, and we have to be a little careful.

“We can’t afford to be complacent. We have two months to refine ourselves a bit more, to study the opponents more and get to the tie in good shape.”

FC Barcelona haven’t been able to get past the quarter-finals stage in the last three seasons.

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