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UCL Preview: Juventus vs Lyon

The last three years of Maurizio Sarri’s career would suggest that he has gone from strength to strength, adapting to the modern trials of football, and that the Juventus team that he will field against Lyon are clear favourites, ready to put goal after goal past them. Lyon have several players missing as a result of injuries, key players have been sold and they currently sit in 7th place in Ligue 1, 15 points off of qualification for next years Champions League campaign. For Sarri and his players, this should be easy going. But Lyon manager Rudi Garcia will certainly come prepared.

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UCL Preview: Borussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-Germain

In Germany, there is a saying about the DFB cup competition: “Der Pokal hat seine eigenen Gesetze” or “the cup has its own rules”. What is meant by this is that, in a knock-out situation, any team can go through against any opponent. With the group stage of the Champions League now complete, we move to the knock-out round, a competition where this saying rings more true than ever.

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UCL Group H: What To Expect

In the most wide open group of this Champions League campaign, drawing a favourite from the teams is nigh on impossible as each team has separate advantages and drawbacks to them. All have a fine balance of both youth and experience and, with that, all have reasons why each team could progress and just as many reasons as to why they could not.

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