Europa League preview: Juventus v Lyon

Antonio Conte is looking for some support. Photo: PA

Juventus coach Antonio Conte has called on the club's fans to play a big part when they host Lyon in Thursday's Europa League clash in Turin.

The Italian champions take a slender one-goal lead into the second leg of their quarter-final tie after Leonardo Bonucci's late strike earned them victory in France.

Conte knows, though, that the tie remains very much alive, with Lyon unbeaten in the competition until last week.

He said: "This tie is far from over. Lyon have great players in attack.

"I hope to see a packed Juventus Stadium and that our fans make their voices heard to push the team forward.

"We need the crowd to rise to the big occasion. We want to be in the semi-final.

"It would be great to reach the last four, for Italian football as well as for Juve."

Lyon can expect a stern test at the Juventus Stadium, the venue for this year's final.

Juve, who lead the Serie A standings with an eight-point advantage over Roma, have been dominant at home this campaign.

They have won all 16 of their league matches in Turin, including Monday's 2-0 triumph over Livorno.

Moreover, Conte's side is unbeaten at home in Europe since falling 2-0 to Bayern Munich in April 2013.

Lyon travel to Italy on the back of Sunday's 2-1 triumph at Valenciennes which lifted Remi Garde's side to fifth in Ligue 1.

Les Gones are still missing half of their regular starting XI through injury but are confident they can overturn the tie.

"We have to believe we can do it," Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons said. "But it will be very tough.

"We need to score and then see what happens afterwards.

"Anything is possible in football and Lyon have already turned around worse situations in the past."

Carlos Tevez will lead Juve's attack with the Argentinian striker eager to score his first European goal since April 2009. The hosts also welcome back midfielder Arturo Vidal from suspension.