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Valverde Wary Of Lyon Threat

Valverde Wary Of Lyon Threat

Ernesto Valverde says Barcelona respect Lyon and will not be complacent when they face them in the last-16 of the Champions League.

Barca could have been drawn to face Liverpool in the next stage and will be pretty pleased with the fact that Lyon popped out of the hat instead.

Even so, Les Gones have proven to be more than formidable opposition this season with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola talking up their quality after playing them in the group stage.

“The truth is that I have seen little. I have a general idea, there are some players that we know, but we have to prepare well,” Valverde said.

“It’s a team that was challenging City for leadership of the group until the last game and won at their ground. That shows the difficulty to win any game. Not only for us but for any team.

“I have the sense they are a very dangerous team in space because they break very well, very fast, and we have to be a little careful. “We can’t afford to be complacent. We have two months to refine ourselves a bit more, to study the opponents more and get to the tie in good shape.”

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