Barcelona failed to score despite managing 25 shots in the Champions League at Olympique Lyonnais last-16 on Tuesday, leaving the tie finely balanced ahead of next month’s second leg.
Barca coach Ernesto Valverde added: “My feeling is that we played well. We were switched on. I think that we deserved a better result and did enough to win. It just wasn’t our night.
Only five of the visitors’ attempts were on target but neither Lionel Messi, Ousmane Dembele nor the disappointing Luis Suarez could beat keeper Anthony Lopes at the Groupama stadium.
We came here to try and put in a good performance but we couldn’t get the goal. Twenty five shots is not bad, you need to score but when you have so many shots it means you played well, and we did,” said Barca.
“We know that he has what it takes, technically, to help us and to get that goal for us,” said coach Bruno Genesio.
they did not concede either, despite being overwhelmed in the second half, largely thanks to fullback Leo Dubois and centre back Jason Denayer.
“We had chances but didn’t put them away,” said forward Bertrand Traore.