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Villarreal-Olympique Lyonnais PREVIEW

Tough to overturn a 3-1 deficit, but there’s still hope

Real Madrid v Villarreal - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Villarreal welcome Olympique Lyonnais to the Ceramica, needing to win by three clear goals (or 2-0) to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the first leg. The Yellow Submarine can take some heart from the fact they competed quite well with Lyon in the first half, and could have arguably taken the lead before halftime, but some clinical (and lucky?) finishing from the French side and our leaky defense made life difficult.

The Villarreal side named for the tie is:

Keepers: Asenjo and Barbosa

Defenders: Mario, Alvaro, Victor Ruiz, Jaume Costa, Rukavina, Bonera

Midfielders: Cheryshev, Fornbals, Castillejo, Trigueros, Rodrigo, Javi Fuego, Soriano, Raba

Strikers: Bacca and Unal

Prediction: Villarreal 2-1 Lyon? or...possibly 3-1 and extra time, or 2-0? We can hope. ENDAVANT