But on 68 minutes a poor header to Thibaut Courtois was pounced on by Jesus who slotted into the net.
Surely we've discovered a superhuman soccer league we can send him to by now, just to level the playing field a bit more for the actual humans walking planet Earth.
The veteran physical fitness coach, who formed part of Diego Maradona's backroom personnel at the 2010 World Cup, informed La Figura de la Cancha of his renowned fellow citizen: "I think that Leo will continue in Barcelona, I believe".
Lyon won the first leg 1-0 to have the advantage for the second leg in Turin.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the competition's all-time top scorer, but against which team has he scored the most goals? "They've got some great players but with the energy, the performance we showed, we were brilliant tonight". In that sense I said it, not saying that it has to be changed. I feel bad for my teammates. "This is a hard night for me".
"We have made positive self-criticism among us all and we are in a situation in which we know where the possible errors are and where we need to grow to correct them", Bartomeu said, ahead of Saturday's Champions League Round of 16 return leg against Napoli.
12 - Barcelona have qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals in each of the last 12 campaigns, last failing in 2006-07 under Frank Rijkaard; no other team has qualified for the last-eight of the competition in more than eight consecutive seasons. "Today was not his best game". Memphis Depay played a key role in the game.
The Italian newspaper previously reported that the club are ready to pay Lionel Messi £60m a season to join them on a four-year deal.
6 - Napoli's Dries Mertens has scored six Champions League goals this season, one shy of the record for goals in a single season in UEFA competition for the club; both Edinson Cavani (2012-13 Europa League) and Gonzalo Higuain (2014-15 Europa League) scored seven each.
But City's obstruction in the case was strongly condemned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport which led to the club being fined 10 million euros, which was two-thirds less than the original UEFA punishment.