Zagreb are already eliminated after losing 4-0 to Sevilla and have yet to get a point - or score a goal - in the group. And while Lyon are still technically alive, they’ll need some help as they’re four points behind second place. They’ll need to beat Zagreb and Sevilla, hope that Sevilla can knock off Juventus themselves in Tuesday’s other group match, and also look for Zagreb to beat Juventus on the final matchday. Five years ago in the same fixture in Zagreb, Bafetimbi Gomis scored a hattrick in eight minutes - the fastest ever in the Champions League - as Lyon went on to win 7-1. With Zagreb sitting on a -12 goal difference, a goal or two from Alexandre Lacazette should suffice this time.
Dinamo are back in the group stage for the first time since 2012-13 after winning their play-off against Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg. They’re the only Croatian side to ever win a European trophy (the 1967 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup), but have never made it out of the Champions League group stage. With Juve, Sevilla, and Lyon awaiting, it would be an early surprise if they were to manage that feat this year. They’ll look to Bosnia and Herzegovina youngster Armin Hodžić and Chilean forward Junior Fernandes to pull off an upset.
Lyon will be expected to improve on their dismal display in the Champions League last year, when they finished in dead last in the group in a disastrous start to the season. With star striker Alexandre Lacazette not moving over the summer and the return of young attacking midfielder Nabil Fakir from injury, they have the firepower to do so. Elsewhere the squad remains relatively intact, apart from defender Samuel Umtiti’s move to Barcelona after starting for France at the Euros. They’re the clear favorite to upset PSG’s league dominance and early domestic momentum could translate into a smooth run in the group stage.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international scored 18 goals at just 21 years old last season.
Averages a goal every other game for Zagreb and is Algeria’s sixth highest goalscorer in history