President of Ligue one side, Lyon, has confirmed the date for his side’s Champions League game against Juventus.
Lyon President, Jean-Michael Aulas, revealed in an interview that their Champions League game against Juventus has been billed for August 7, 2020.
The match against Juventus is confirmed to take place on August 7, in Turin and behind closed doors. He told RTL.
Before Coronavirus pandemic led to football competitions being suspended, Lyon were billed to travel to Turin for their return leg of the Uefa Champions League round of 16 match against Juventus.
This was after a Lucas Tousart strike helped Rudi Garcia’s side to a 1-0 home win against Maurizio Sarri’s men on the 26th of February.
France cancelled their league season due to Covid-19 lockdowns in contrast to their peers in Germany, Spain, Italy and England who are gradually returning to training and competitive football.
Olympique Lyon– through their president– were one of the sides who were strongly against the premature closure of UberEats Ligue 1.
OL opposes the the premature cessation of the league season.
Here, @JM_Aulas gives his vision on the impacts of this decision, fraught with consequences for French and European football.
— OL English 🇬🇧 (@OL_English) May 8, 2020
And Aulas has voiced out his concerns for the French sides (Lyon and PSG) left in the fight for Uefa Champions League glory.
If the appeals do not succeed, then Lyon and Paris are being sent to be massacred by teams who will have had a preparation that the others have not had – Aulas said.