Lyon knock Juventus out of UEFA Champions League

Airtel Nigeria Call services
Social sharing

By Emmanuel Ebimoh

Olympique Lyonnais of France has knocked out Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo out of the UEFA Champions in their second round knock-out game. Although Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to give the Italian giants a 2-1 victory on the night, the result wasn’t enough to see them through to the Quarter Finals of the competition.

Lyon went into the match with a one-goal advantage from the first leg which they won 1-0 and Juventus would need to win the second leg with two goals difference to qualify for the Quarter Finals. However, with just 12 minutes into the game, Lyon got a penalty and Memphis Depay was on hand to put the french team ahead, leaving Juventus with a mountain to climb.

Juventus were later awarded a penalty in the 43rd minute and Ronaldo was on hand to score the equalizer for his side. And then, in the 60th minute of the game, the Portuguese International unleashed a bullet shot outside the box that was too hot for the Lyon Goalkeeper to handle, giving Juventus the lead. But it was going to be too little at the end of the night as Lyon held on for a very memorable win against the Italian Champions. Juventus have not won the Champions League since 1996 and the wait for their next European trophy continues at least for another year.

Meanwhile, in the other game of the night, Manchester City defeated Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid 2-1 to also book their place in the Champions League Quarter Final. The English side will now play Lyon in the next round of matches in the competition.

About Emmanuel Ebimoh 424 Articles
Emmanuel Ebimoh is a Writer, Poet, Editor, and Football Enthusiast. He writes from Lagos, Nigeria. You can reach him on

Be the first to comment

Leave your comment

UBA Bank
  • Cardi B Explains Why She Is Filling For divorce From Her Husband, Offset

    Social sharing

    Social sharingAmerican rapper, Cardi B, has explained why she is filling for divorce from her Migos rapper husband, Offset. The rapper gave the explanation via Read more

  • Wizkid to Drop ‘Made In Lagos’ Album Soon

    Social sharing

    Social sharingNigerian music sensation, Ayodeji Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, is set to release his long awaited album titled ‘Made In Lagos’. Although the singer Read more

  • BBNaija: “It Was A Sad Moment For Me” – Erica Writes About Her Disqualification

    Social sharing

    Social sharing“It was a sad moment for me” Erica Nlewedim writes in first Instagram post since being disqualified from the Big Brother Naija reality show. Read more

  • BREAKING!!Nigerian lesbian movie “Ife” dares Censors Board, set for release

    Social sharing

    Social sharing Nigerian lesbian movie “Ife” produced by Pamela Adie and directed by Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim is set for release despite stern warning from Nigerian Film Read more

  • Nollywood Actress Chika Ike, Replies Regina Daniels’ Mother, “I’m Not Ready To Be 7th Wife To Ned Nwoko.”

    Social sharing

    Social sharing I’m not about to become anyone’s 7th wife – Chika Ike sets the record straight on dating Regina Daniels’ husband, Ned Nwoko Nollywood Read more