The Champions League's away goals rule is often pivotal in deciding matches in the knockout stages so its importance has to be acknowledged in this match as Barcelona can't afford to underestimate a Lyon side that Manchester City were unable to beat in the group stages.
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo sits at the summit of the all-time top UCL goalscorers chart, with 121 goals scored in 158 appearances. "We have to close those spaces".
A knee problem has caused Umtiti to play only once in nearly five months but the defender resumed training at the end of January and has been included in Barca's squad for the trip to Lyon on Tuesday.
Any hope the French side have of progressing to the quarter-finals will likely rest on their ability to keep Barca's star men quiet.
"It is true that scoring an away goal is important because if you don't, it leaves everything up in the air for the second leg", said Valverde.
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"We are all aware of the challenge that we are faced with but we are going to go out there and give it our all".
"The experience can help us - we played really well in the two games against City, and if we were capable of doing it against them, we can do it again". Nabil Fekir continued his good form as he scored the 2nd goal for Lyon. They're also missing midfielder Arthur (hamstring), midfielder Rafinha (knee) and goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen (calf) due to injuries. Barcelona won 6-3 on aggregate.
Lyon have made it to the knockout phase of the Champions League for the first time since 2011/12.
Atletico Madrid and Juventus were both able to knock out Barcelona in 2016 and 2017 respectively after denying them an away goal. The last time they failed to make it past the round of 16 was in 2006/07 when they were eliminated by Liverpool.
The Argentine seems to think so too - in his first speech as captain back in August, he pledged to do "everything possible to bring that attractive trophy back to the Nou Camp".