'When you suffer as much as we did it's hard to stand out in attack'
- Bruno Genesio, Lyon's boss appears to be still shocked following a 5-1 at the hands of Barcelona
- Nabil Fekir, one of Lyon's standout performers failed to make any impression
- Yet the Lyon boss attributes this to poor connection between the lines
Barca destroyed Lyon 5-1 on Wednesday to get through to the quarter-finals of the Champions Leauge. Lionel Messi (2), Coutinho, Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele scored for the Catalans while Lucas Tousart is the sole goal-scorer for his team. Barca experienced a period of unnecessary tension and anxiety after Lyon's goal until Messi was able to restore his team's two-goal lead and secure the win.
Nabil Fekir, one of the most trusted and reliable players of the Ligue 1 side, meanwhile, has had another of nondescript performances and was an all-around flop - yet understandably so, as per Bruno Genesio:
"It's not that he played badly," he explained.
"But when you suffer as much as we did it's hard to stand out in attack.
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"You can't find players between the lines.
"He was a bit better in the second half, as the team was."