Line-ups: Lyon-Juventus

Line-ups: Lyon-Juventus

Juventus rely on Patrice Evra, Mario Lemina, Gonzalo Higuain and Miralem Pjanic in their Champions League trip to Alexandre Lacazette’s Lyon. It kicks off at 19.45 UK time , follow the build-up and action on our LIVEBLOG. The Bianconeri are joint top of their Champions League group with Sevilla on four points, while OL follow on three thanks to a 3-0 home win over Dinamo Zagreb and narrow 1-0 loss to the Spaniards. Max Allegri has an injury crisis on his hands, missing Giorgio Chiellini, Mario Mandzukic, Kwadwo Asamoah, Claudio Marchisio, Marko Pjaca and Daniele Rugani. Medhi Benatia was expected to start in the three-man defence, but instead Evra is chosen in what appears to be an adaptable 3-5-2 formation, mutating to 4-4-2 out of possession with Alex Sandro tracking back. Paulo Dybala and Higuain are the only real candidates upfront. The option on the bench is 16-year-old Moise Kean, who is yet to make his senior debut for the club. It’s a return to his old stomping ground for Miralem Pjanic, who wore the Lyon jersey from 2008 to 2011, inheriting the Number 8 shirt and mantle of free kick maestro from his mentor Juninho Pernambucano. Lemina is picked as the playmaker, bumping originally predicted starter Hernanes to the bench. Lyon miss Clement Grenier, Christophe Jallet, Maciej Rybus and ill Emanuel Mammana, while Aldo Kalulu sits out a ban. Mathieu Valbuena is only fit for the bench after missing the 2-0 defeat to OGC Nice on Friday, while hitman Lacazette gets his first start in five weeks following a thigh strain. Nabil Fekir was sent off in that Ligue 1 clash, while goalkeeper Anthony Lopes parried a Mario Balotelli penalty. Men to watch include Corentin Tolisso, who turned down a €30m transfer to Napoli this summer because he didn’t feel “ready.” It has been said Lyon struggle with three at the back, but Coach Bruno Genesio sticks to his guns in a 3-5-2 system, giving 19-year-old Mouctar Diakhaby his Champions League full debut. The referee is Poland’s Szymon Marciniak, who famously sent off Daniele De Rossi and Emerson Palmieri in Roma’s Champions League play-off defeat to Porto in August. These two teams met in the Europa League quarter-finals, Juve winning 1-0 in France in April 2014 and 2-1…

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