- Lyon vs Barcelona game in the Champions League round of 16 tie ended goalless on Tuesday night, February 19
- Goalkeeper Anthony Lopes of Lyon was superb for his club as he denied the likes of Lionel Messi and Dembele
- Barcelona will have the chance in the second leg playing in front of their fans at the Camp Nou
Lyon were on Tuesday night, February 19, forced to a goalless draw by visiting Spanish giants Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 encounter.
The French club have never beaten the Catalan giants in their history, and Lyon players wanted to break this record, but Barcelona proved an hard nut for them to crack.
Barcelona got the first chance of the game in the 5th minute when Gerard Pique sent a long ball to Dembele who was in a good position, but he failed to utilize the opportunity.
Lionel Messi and Suarez also combined well three minutes later to beat Lyon defense, but goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was brilliant to deny them.
Lyon's got their best chance towards the end of the first half when Moussa Dembele made a good run from the midfield and delivered an excellent pass for Traore who was unable to beat Marc Stegen.
Another chance came for Lyon in which the home fans had stood up to celebrate, but Moussa Dembele was ruled offside and the first half ended goalless.
There were many chances for both teams in the second half only that these two sides could not find the back of the net as the match ended 0-0.
Barcelona will now have the advantage over Lyon in the second leg match at the Camp Nou as they will be playing in front of their fans.
The Argentine failed to double his side's lead in the 85th minute after shooting their second penalty kick of the match off target.
Though, the Catalans have opened a seven point gap over second-placed over Atletico Madrid, the club's supporters faulted Messi's approach to the game.