Lyon's alarming slump in form continued on Saturday as they lost 3-1 at home to Guingamp despite leading scorer Alexandre Lacazette putting them in front at their Parc OL. Lacazette opened the scoring with his seventh league goal of the campaign from the penalty spot but Guingamp turned the game on its head with two goals in the first seven minutes of the second period from Yannis Salibur and Marcus Coco.
It's a fair assumption to make that following Barcelona's victory over Manchester City that Samuel Umtiti was a happy boy. Over the course of the summer the 22-year-old, who can play either as a centre-back or as a left-back was reportedly a target for English Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea.
Gianluigi Buffon put on a stellar performance, saving a spot kick and making two more outrageous saves, as Juventus beat Lyon 1-0 away from home on Tuesday night. Photo: AFP Riyad Mahrez secured another Champions League victory for Leicester City on Tuesday while big boys Real Madrid, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund were also in winning form.
We witnessed some top-notch performances from the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Hugo Lloris and Kasper Schmeichel for their respective teams on the night. Buffon produced an MOTM performance as ten-man Juventus managed to beat Lyon 1-0 away from home.
" Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon shrugged off recent uncharacteristic errors with an outstanding performance on Tuesday to help 10-man Juventus win 1-0 at Lyon in the Champions League. Colombia midfielder Juan Cuadrado scored the winner in the 76th minute after cutting in down the right, beating full back Jeremy Morel and launching an unstoppable shot into the near top corner from the tightest of angles.
While Buffon starred in goal for Juventus, saving a penalty and making two remarkable saves in a 1-0 win at Lyon, it was a frustrating night for record-chasing Ronaldo in the Champions League. The Real Madrid forward needed only two goals to become the first player to score 100 career goals in European club competitions.
Thomas Tuchel's side remain above Real Madrid in Group F, while fellow contenders Juventus matched Sevilla with victory to stay top of Group H Julian Weigl grabbed his first Borussia Dortmund goal in stunning fashion to secure victory over Sporting in Lisbon to remain ahead of Real Madrid atop Group F. The German starlet danced past William Carvalho before a sweet strike flew past Rui Patricio into the bottom left corner. It secured Thomas Tuchel's men a deserved two-goal lead after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's powerful run and cool, looping finish had broken the deadlock.
Concentrated pressure from Juventus at the start, getting after the Lyon back three early on. They are keen to test Diakhaby, with the 19-year-old making his Champions League debut tonight - though he proves up to the task early on.
With Lacazette back in the side after an injury lay-off, Al Hain-Cole is expecting Bruno Genesio's team to cause some problems for a suspect Bianconeri defence Juventus will be hoping to maintain their recent winning streak when they travel to the Parc Olympique Lyonnais to take on Lyon in Tuesday's Champions League clash. With five wins from their last five consecutive games, Massimiliano Allegri's team are 7/10 favourites with Betway to make it six in a row in France.
The Juve skipper has been backed by his team-mate who does not think he is going through a bad spell despite a couple of high-profile errors for club and country Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic has backed Gianluigi Buffon to prove he remains the best goalkeeper in the world despite two costly mistakes in recent matches. Buffon presented Vitolo with a simple finish when he completely missed an interception during Italy's 1-1 World Cup qualifying draw with Spain on October 6. The Juve captain fared little better on his return to club action on Saturday, as he allowed Jakub Jankto's shot to squeeze beneath his grasp to give Udinese the lead, before Paulo Dybala's double rescued a victory.