Juventus man Cristiano Ronaldo is UEFA Champions League player of the week

Soccer-Barca must learn from PSG, Real capitulations - Valverde

Ronaldo is facing rape allegations dating from 2009.

Barcelona will attempt to advance into the Champions League quarter-finals with tonight's second leg at home to Lyon.

However, a focused Allegri is not interested in looking too far ahead, particularly as the Dutch club will provide a contrasting challenge to the Atletico team they faced in the previous round.

It will be fascinating to see how Lyon coach Bruno Genesio sets up his team for the game, and how he instructs them to play.

They will face the victor of Tottenham or Manchester City in the semi-final.

UEFA had stipulated that if both Manchester sides were drawn to host the same leg of their respective matchups that the one who finished lower in the league table last season would host the first one, due to security reasons.

"The fact that teams like Real Madrid and PSG have been knocked out is important and we will have to be wary of that in the game, and we are not underestimating Lyon", Valverde told a news conference yesterday.

"The rumours are unimportant: in five days we have gone from failures to being in the Champions League final, we want to arrive, to experience these moments with enthusiasm, and if I have to congratulate the boys, it's about the lucidity and the coldness maintained after the 1-0 and 2-0".

"I must compliment the guys for their calmness and lucidity they had when it was 1-0 and 2-0. Even those who came on made a difference".

Max Allegri hinted at many changes when Juventus visit Genoa tomorrow, resting Cristiano Ronaldo, and warned against underestimating Ajax.

While reports suggest that UEFA won't investigate the incident involving Ronaldo, they might be forced to do so by Atletico Madrid.

With no other genuine centre forwards in the squad, the concern is that Suarez - now 32 years old - is being forced to play more games than he should and therefore risks tiring himself out, making those dips in performance appear more regularly.

With Ronaldo's heroics on Tuesday having sealed Juventus' progression to the next stage of the Champions League, attention now turns to the champions' bid to retain their Serie A crown.

"Absolutely not", he said. "I think everyone celebrated their own way on the field and in the stands. There won't be a ban".

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