Lyon club President Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that the Juventus Vs Lyon Champions League last 16 2nd Leg clash has been scheduled for August 7, MySportDab reports.
This comes after Aulas also confirmed he would be taking legal action against the French Ligue 1’s decision to cancel the season with 10 matches left to be played.
The 2nd Leg game will be played without fans in Turin just as it was scheduled for before the coronavirus pandemic forced football suspension.
Speaking to French Newsoutlet RTL, Aulas said: ‘Our game against Juventus has been rescheduled for August 7, it will be played in Turin, Italy behind closed doors.
‘If our legal plans don’t progress to restart the 19/20 Ligue 1 season and not cancel it, Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain will be destroyed by teams who had preparation.’
Lyon take a surprise 1-0 lead going into the second leg against Juventus thanks to Lucas Tousart’s goal in France but it remains uncertain how the Juventus Vs Lyon 2nd Leg would go.
Other Champions League dates for matches are yet to be confirmed, with Manchester City, Chelsea yet to know to their 2nd leg matches dates against Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Paris Saint-Germain were crowded French Ligue 1 champions as the league was suspended with clubs playing 28 matches.
But Lyon are currently in seventh and outside the Europa League places, club President Aulas has hit out at the decision to cancel the season.
‘We have asked to investigate a likely resumption of football,’ Aulas told the L’Equipe.
‘The decision by Minister of Sports (Roxana Maracineanu) was based on the August 3 date which doesn’t exist at UEFA. We can talk of plans in detail with the Prime Minister and the health ministry for protocols and see if it’s possible for football to return sooner.’
MySportDab understands that UEFA have already drawn up a calendar for the rest of August, which means the Champions League Final could be played in September.