Olympique Lyon forward Memphis Depay has said his team can knockout Juventus when both sides face each other on Friday.

Lyon will travel to Allianz stadium to trade tackle with the newly crowned Serie A champion in the second leg, round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League on Friday, the Dutchman is upbeat that they can cause an upset.

Speaking to UEFA ahead of the encounter, the former Manchester United player who just returned from a long term knee injury he suffered last year says despite Lyon lack of competitive games in the past three months, they are not afraid.

“The first leg was the first match I watched [after suffering a serious knee injury], and I saw a team spirit that made me so very happy.

“Juve weren’t playing well. But now, months later, the situation is totally different. They have now played more matches than we have, so many aspects are now completely different to normal.

But that has allowed me to be able to play in the Champions League. I am ready.

“With the new rules [one-off games from the last eight onwards], anyone can be favourites. Because you know there are only one-off games.

“And Juventus have some very experienced players when it comes to playing finals. We, on the contrary, have a lot of young players who don’t have much experience with the pressure of playing in finals and the Champions League.

We’ll just have to see. I do know that we have a very eager team and that we are definitely not afraid.”

Rudi Garcia side played their first competitive match over the weekend, losing to Paris Saint-Germain 6-5 on penalties in the Coupe de la ligue cup final.

Lyon holds a 1-0 first leg advantage going into the encounter.