Juventus vs. Lyon score: Cristiano Ronaldo, Juve come up short in Champions League first leg

Juventus couldn't find the back of the net in France

Lyon pulled off an upset over Juventus on Wednesday in the first leg of their round of 16 Champions League matchup. The difference was a first half goal from the French side that was scored when Juve was caught off guard.

As the scoreline might indicate, this result was not the case of Lyon absolutely dominating Juventus. The Italian side got threatened plenty of times, first with numerous offensive pushes that quieted down the crowd at Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Lyon had its chances, but they were few and far between.

One of those chances came in the first half when Houssem Aouar cut his way through the left side of the defense and found Lucas Tousart with a slight cross. Tousart had to jump so he could volley in the goal for the opener. 

The rest of the match for the Serie A squad was characterized by wasted opportunities. Just minutes after the Lyon goal, Ronaldo was brought down just outside the penalty box for what could have been an excellent opportunity for the superstar to score. Instead, the free kick went to his teammate Miralem Pjanić, who hit the wall -- a theme of sorts with Juve set pieces. To go through the rest of those wasted chances would be an exercise in monotony.

Juve's biggest threats only came late, when the seemingly impenetrable fortress of Lyon's defense started to break down after spending most of the second half frustrating Ronaldo and company. Juventus players kept looking for whistles to no avail. Ronaldo tried to make it seem as though he was pushed in the back while going after a cross, and the official shook his head on the plea. The next chance was a disallowed goal from Dybala, who was a whole leg offside when he received the ball.

It was at that point that things started to unravel in the match, as the two sides had a flop-off in the hopes that the ref would call something in their favor. But nothing went right for Juventus, which will need a victory during the March 17 second leg to advance to the quarterfinals.

Juventus 0, Lyon 1 (2H)

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FINAL: Lyon 1, Juventus 0

A shock upset in France! Will it be enough to win the tie? Surely not. But for one night, Lyon supporters can celebrate this incredible victory.

It's raining men

90+4' Each side has had a group of players go to ground in the hopes of getting some sort of call in their favor. First, Ronaldo and Dybala on a cross, then a Lyon defender who uses the contact Ronaldo gave him to fall hard to the ground.

Another Juventus penalty shout

89 min: Ronaldo tries to get his a header in the Lyon penalty area to Dybala. The Argentinian looks like he was brought down by Guimaraes. The entire Italian side appeals, but nothing. Official seems to have determined Dybala threw himself to the ground even though Guimaraes's arm was across his chest.

Penalty shout from Juventus

84' Ronaldo goes to ground in the box while chasing a cross, claiming Jason Denayer pushed him in the back by Jason Denayer. Official says nothing.

Juventus miss

82' Higuain attempts a header, but the delivery is from a bad angle.

Lyon substitution

78' Kenny Tete on for Leo Dubois, the commentators are upset that Debois did not take advantage of the new rules allowing player to leave from any touchline on the pitch.

Juventus substitution

70' Gonzalo Higuain comes on for Juan Cuadrado.

So close for Juventus!

69' With blood trailing down his arm, Dybala makes a run into the box to receive an incredible cross. The ball hits his shin and the attack peters out for nothing.

Juventus substitution

62' Aaron Ramsey comes on for Pjanic and immediately takes a shot from outside of the box, which gets smothered.

Lyon Yellow card

61' Maxwell Cornet gets booked for fouling Paulo Dybala with a tackel from behind.

Another Juventus free kick wasted

57' A very late penalty is eventually given to Juventus after Cuadrado goes down. Lyon players claimed the Italian side had plenty of time to use the advantage the referee gave them. Ultimately the free kick was useless, and the ball was headed away harmlessly

Juventus free kick

53' Ronaldo gets brought down in a dangerous position just outside the box. He set himself up as if he was preparing to take it, but it was all a smokescreen for Pjanic's attempt, which bounced off the wall.

Lyon corner

50' Cornet's cross from the left corner goes out off Danilo. The French side get another corner, this time with Marcel firing the ball to the far post. Juve's Wojciech Szczesny gets the ball

We're back!

46' Lyon kick the second half off

HALF: Lyon 1, Juventus 0

The French side have the surprise result through the first 45. What will Juventus do to display any semblance of life in the second?

Poor free kick from Juve

45' Ronaldo forces Dubois to bring him down just outside the Lyon penalty box. On the ensuing free kick, Ronaldo hits the defensive wall.

Nearly a second for Lyon!

41' Karl Toko Ekambi nearly doubles Lyon's lead after a lazy pass from Bonucci finds the feet of the French side's player. Sadly, he hits the shot way too high for it to be any danger. Should have been the second goal of the night.

Lyon penalty appeal

39' The referee checked with VAR to see if the Lyon crowd's pleas for a hand ball were justified. A quick review shows the ball hit Juventus' Cuadrado on the chest and thigh, but no arm contact.

Ronaldo shot

35' Cristiano Ronaldo tries to curl a shot from the inside left the Lyon keeper Lopes. Shot goes wide off the upright.

GOAL LYON! (1-0)

31' Lucas Tousart contorts himself beautifully so that he could volley a cross into the net with his knee! A shocking result for the Italians, but it's hard to deny that Lyon so very well deserve this goal.

Juventus injury

30' The referee tells Mattijs de Ligt to get himself cleaned up with blood pouring from his head. The cut appears to have come from incidental contact while chasing for the ball.

Dubious yellow for Lyon

29' It's not dubious in the sense that it was too harsh, but perhaps too light. Lyon's Marcelo is given just a yellow for appearing to hit Dybala right in the throat. Needless to say, the commentators are aghast at the decision, both from Marcelo and the official. The Argentinian player appears to be fine.

An odd shot choice from Lyon

24' Fernando Marçal takes the goodwill his club have earned from the home crowd and crushed a bit of it away. After a corner kick heads to about 30 yards outside of the box, he launches one from way, way, way too deep and it goes flying to the moon.

Lyon with serious pressure!

22' Lyon's Karl Toko Ekambi sneaks out of the pack during a corner kick and nearly heads in a shot on goal. Unlucky for him as the ball bounces off the cross bar. The ball returns to Lyon, who attempt a couple other pushes, but to no avail. The result is inconsequential for the home crowd, which has been roaring since the crossbar started shaking. The French side is on top of the moment.

Juventus with opportunities

18' The Italian side were at least in position to have two shots on goal, with neither effort really yielding any result or threat. The first was a free kick after Lyon needlessly gave one away just outside of the box. Rather than take it, Ronaldo was sent to the box to try and head it in, where he was kept down with a fair amount of contact. The ensuing corner that came after the free kick also rolled harmlessly out of bounds, this time with Lyon getting possession.

Brief injury stoppage

7' Lyon's Maxwel Cornet was briefly attended to on the field after taking a hit to the ribs while jostling for the ball with Dybala. It was incidental.

So close for Juventus!

4' Cristiano Ronaldo whipped a cross towards the far post which looked like it was deflected by Jason Denayer. The ref awards a goal kick, but Cuadrado should have done better to get to the cross, which was an absolute beauty from the Portuguese superstar.


3' Lyon are out with three central defenders and two wing-backs. Juventus, meanwhile, are in a 4-3-3.

And we're off!

Juventus get the ball rolling in light blue, while Lyon stand out in all white.

Injury list

There are a lot of players out injured in this one. For Lyon, Depay (knee), Jeff Reine-Adelaide (knee), Youssouf Kone (ankle) and Rafael (ankle) are all out. Depay's ACL injury may see him also miss Euro 2020 for the Netherlands. For Juventus, Sami Khedira (knee), Gonzalo Higuain (back) and Douglas Costa (thigh) miss out on this one.

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