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Anthony Lopes: "Anything is possible in the return leg"

Published on 20 February 2019 at 2:23 PM

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Anthony Lopes : « Au match retour, tout est possible »
Lyon's keeper and his teammates gave their verdict on Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie.


"It's good to leave a clean sheet, especially against a club like Barça. We didn't suffer too badly in the second half. We didn't create chances that would've allowed us to score early in the second half... There was a big opponent in front of us. We knew how to be strong... to not to concede a goal, which would have put us in danger in the second leg. The match is open. There's still the second leg to play. Anything is possible."


Léo Dubois

"This is a good result. I think we could have been better in our pressing in the first half. We didn't concede a goal, so we have a chance in the second leg. It was decided that we would defend, especially in the back to block Lionel Messi. We got more help with that when Lucas Tousart came on in the second half... Tactically it was a very good performance. However, we should've managed the counters better. It wasn't easy tonight. We have everything to play for in the second leg. We want to play a big game at the Camp Nou."



"We played a complete game. We played to win. We had chances. Unfortunately, we didn't put them away. It's a good result for us. It was necessary to stay disciplined because even the slightest mistake could've been costly. The clean sheet is a good thing. The tie is still open. We will prepare well for the return match."



"We knew that the match was going to be difficult. We must remember the clean sheet tonight. It's only halftime. Anything is possible. We will go to the Camp Nou looking to score a goal."