BOU 3 - BHA 1 | Bournemouth vs Brighton & Hove Albion - Live Football Score, Match 232 - Summary
England Premier League 19/20Date: Jan 23, 2020 Start Time: 01:00 IST
Venue: Vitality Stadium
Despite a defeat against Manchester City, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane backed his players and even went on to say that they did not deserve to lose.
The record Italian champions dominated the possession statistics but could not create something of worth in the final third of the pitch. Lyon struck just after the half-hour mark as Lucas Toussart opened the scoring and now the French side will be hoping to hold on to this first-leg advantage as they look to cause one of the biggest upsets of the season.
Kevin De Bruyne orchestrated a dramatic Manchester City comeback on Wednesday as they stunned Real Madrid 2-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu to put one foot in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Cristiano Ronaldo drew a blank as a Lucas Tousart goal handed Lyon a surprise 1-0 win over Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie in France on Wednesday.
Eden Hazard made his comeback from a hamstring problem recently but is now expected to miss two months of football with an ankle problem. The Belgian skipper is having the campaign to forget so far with poor fitness record. Rodrygo and James Rodriguez are not part of the matchday squad while Gareth Bale makes a comeback.
Giorgio Chiellini is back for Juventus which adds massive value to their defence. Although the Italian veteran might not start tonight, he is a certain starter in the next rounds. Cristiano Ronaldo can't stop scoring goals at the moment and it will be a real surprise if he fails to find the back of the net against Lyon.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the highest-scoring player ever in the history of Champions League, scored in Juventus’ 2-1 win over SPAL in their previous Serie A match and will be eager to maintain his scoring form, which saw the Portuguese superstar become the first player to score in 10 successive league matches for two different clubs.
Runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool matched Manchester City's EPL record of 18 consecutive victories, set in 2017, on Monday as they beat West Ham 3-2 at Anfield to extend their unbeaten run. Liverpool, on 79 points from 27 matches, have not dropped a point since drawing 1-1 with Manchester United in October last year.
The video was shared by the twitter account of St. Mirren WFC, the team which Jane O’Toole plays for. Late in the game, O’Toole went to the ground after clearing the ball out of bounds. Immediately, he kneecap was visibly out of place but instead of asking for assistance, she just used her fists to bash it in the anatomically correct position and completed the entire game.
Manchester City are in the last 16 of the competition for the seventh straight season but have managed to reach the semi-finals just once in the 2015-16 season where they were knockout out by Real Madrid. The Premier League champions have been slapped with a two-year European ban which makes this campaign even more important.
The Spanish giants were underwhelming in their performance as they dominated the possession stats but just managed two shots on target in the entire game. This game was also the first time that a Barcelona player other than Lionel Messi has scored in the knockout stages on the road for the club since Neymar in 2015.
Juventus currently top the Serie A table with 60 points, just one point ahead of the second-placed club Lazio. The first leg of the last-16 Champions League tie between Juventus and Lyon will be played on February 27. Bonucci who plays as a defender for the club said he is 'very positive' and training is helping them to improve their game.