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Match facts: Lyon v Dinamo

Published: Saturday 24 September 2011, 21.45CET
Match facts: Lyon v Dinamo
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Published: Saturday 24 September 2011, 21.45CET

Match facts: Lyon v Dinamo


UEFA milestones
• This is Lyon's 100th match in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Lyon had one shot on goal in their first game, the joint lowest total in the competition along with Trabzonspor AŞ.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 24 September: Olympique Lyonnais 3-1 FC Girondins de Bordeaux (Gomis 7 33, Bastos 64;
Modeste 86pen)
Vercoutre; Réveillère, Koné, Lovren, Cissokho; Gonalons (Fofana 80), Källström; Lacazette, Grenier, Bastos (Briand 69); Gomis (Belfodil 76)

• With Rémy Vercoutre deputising for the suspended Hugo Lloris and Alexandre Lacazette making his first start of the season in place of the rested Jimmy Briand, Lyon extended their unbeaten home run to 19 league games. AS Saint-Étienne were the last side to prevail at the Stade de Gerland in Ligue 1, winning 1-0 on 25 September 2010.

• Lyon's Ligue 1 haul of 17 points from eight matches is a marked improvement on their tally of eight at the same stage last term.

• Lyon's nine-match unbeaten start to the season ended with a 1-0 defeat at SM Caen on 21 September. Benjamin Nivet scored the only goal from the penalty spot (45+2) after Lloris brought down Romain Hamouma. Lloris was dismissed, with Nivet also seeing red on 62 minutes.

• Lyon have kept two clean sheets in 11 games this term, but have conceded just twice in their last four.

• Lyon rose to the French summit for the first time in almost two years with a 2-0 victory against champions Olympique de Marseille on 18 September.

• Lyon will face rivals St-Étienne in the French League Cup round of 16 on 25 October.

Injury news
• Lisandro (ankle, out since 27 August), Cris (hamstring, 15 August) and Yoann Gourcuff, yet to play this season because of an ankle injury, have all resumed team training.

• Kim Källström missed the Caen match after bruising his tibia against Marseille, but returned to face Bordeaux.

• Ederson has not featured since rupturing a knee ligament in a pre-season friendly against KRC Genk on 16 July.

• Yannis Tafer will be out until November after breaking his foot at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Summer transfers
Mouhamadou Dabo (Sevilla FC)
Bakary Koné (EA Guingamp)
Gueïda Fofana (Le Havre AC)

Jérémy Toulalan (Málaga CF)
Miralem Pjanić (AS Roma)
César Delgado (CF Monterrey)
Pape Diakhaté (FC Dynamo Kyiv)
Ousmane N'Diaye (AC Arles-Avignon)
Joan Hartock (Stade Brestois 29)
Enzo Reale (US Boulogne, loan)
Mathieu Gorgelin (Red Star FC 93, loan)
Théo Defourny (RFC Antwerp, loan)
Harry Novillo (Le Havre AC, loan)
Loïc Abenzoar (Vannes OC, loan)

• Dejan Lovren registered his first international goal on 2 September as Croatia won 3-1 in Malta in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying.

• Seven Lyon players were involved in France's run to the U-20 World Cup semi-finals this summer: Lacazette, Thimothée Kolodziejczak, Thomas Fontaine, Sébastien Faure, Clément Grenier, Tafer and also Reale.

Dinamo Zagreb

UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Dinamo won 11 corners in their first game, the joint most in the competition along with FC Barcelona.

• Šime Vrsaljko serves the second of a three-game ban on matchday two; Josip Šimunić is available after suspension.

Latest domestic information
Friday 23 September: NK Lokomotiva Zagreb 1-2 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Škvorc 26; Beqiraj 41 50)
Kelava; Tomečak (Beqiraj 36), Vida, Tonel, Ibáñez; Calello, Leko, Badelj (Šimunić 87), Kovačić; Sammir, Rukavina (Šitum 68)

• Dinamo extended their unbeaten start to the First League season to nine games, eight victories and one draw. They have conceded just two goals.

• Krunoslav Jurčić experimented against Lokomotiva with Ante Rukavina as lone striker and Sammir playing just behind him. Another forward, Fatos Beqiraj, struck twice within 14 minutes of replacing right-back Ivan Tomečak. Lokomotiva had Frano Mlinar dismissed nine minutes after half-time.

• The game took place at Dinamo's Stadion Maksimir, which Lokomotiva are using for their home league fixtures.

• After matchday one, Dinamo claimed a 7-0 league win against NK Varaždin on 17 September before a 5-0 triumph at fifth-tier NK Radoboj three days later in the Croatian Cup first round.

• Nikola Pokrivač broke the deadlock against Varaždin, his first goal since returning to Dinamo this summer.

• Left-back Luis Ibáñez struck twice and his tally is now four goals in seven league games this season; that is one more than he mustered in 63 top-flight outings in his first three campaigns at Dinamo.

• Pedro Morales registered in his first appearance of the season, and struck again against Radoboj. Andrej Kramarić scored his first of the campaign in the second game, while Šimunić opened his Dinamo account with two.

• Dinamo's defeat by Real Madrid CF is the only loss they have suffered at home in 2011.

Injury news
• Tomečak was taken off with a right ankle injury on Saturday.

• Leandro Cufré (adductors, out since 10 September), Arijan Ademi (ankle ligaments, 16 August) and Mehmed Alispahić (broken arm, 3 August) are all sidelined.

• Igor Bišćan, out since April, is expected to miss the first half of the season following surgery on his left ankle. Mathias Chago has not featured since May because of a back problem.

Summer transfers
Jerko Leko (Bucaspor)
Nikola Pokrivač (FC Salzburg)
Domagoj Vida (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
Josip Šimunić (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)
Mehmed Alispahić (HNK Šibenik)
Dino Špehar (NK Osijek)
Ivan Krstanović (NK Zagreb)

Marin Skender (released)
Carlos (released)
Josip Brezovec (NK Slaven Koprivnica)
Miroslav Slepipčka (AC Sparta Praha)
Leonard Mesarić (NK Lokomotiva Zagreb)

• Milan Badelj scored his first Croatia goal in a 3-1 win against Malta in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying on 2 September.

Last updated: 26/09/11 14.40CET

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