Messy Barcelona Held by Lyon.


Lyon was able to hold Barcelona to a stalemate last night in France after a dogged performance from the team who have a slim chance of progression.

Last night’s result sees the Spanish Giants fall to a fourth draw in five matches across all competitions.

Lionel Messi was far from his intense best throughout the game after less inspiration in terms of performance from the captain.

Barca generally controlled the entertaining first half and created some promising opportunities, but were it not for two excellent early saves from Marc-Andre ter Stegen they could have found themselves trailing.

The second half was lacking in intensity, as opportunities became more infrequent and Barca had to be content with returning to Camp Nou for the second leg on March 13 without an away goal.