All to play for at Camp Nou as Catalans fire blanks in France
Barcelona had 25 shots against Lyon but were unable to find the net as they drew 0-0 against the French side in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Lyon also had their moments — Marc-Andre ter Stegen made two unbelievable saves – but Barca will feel they botched a chance to edge ahead in the last 16 tie.
Dembele, Messi, Ivan Rakitic and even Sergio Busquets also had chances before the break but the scoreline stayed goalless at half time.
Lyon started the second half well but Barca soon took control of the game, Suarez botching a decent opportunity before Messi saw a shot spared by Anthony Lopes.
Philippe Coutinho replaced Dembele before Suarez wasted Barca’s best chance on what was a tough night for the Uruguayan, bowing wide from Jordi Alba’s reduction.
Coutinho then forced Lopes into a save as Barça tried to force the issue but there was to be no late winner, with Lopes likewise sparing from Busquets.
It’s now six games and three years since Barça won away from home in the Champions League knockout rounds – against Arsenal – and similarly as stressing is Suarez’s structure in Europe.