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Match facts: Dinamo Zagreb v Lyon

Published: Sunday 4 December 2011, 21.45CET
Match facts: Dinamo Zagreb v Lyon
Lyon's Bakary Koné vies with Fatos Beqiraj of Dinamo on matchday two ©Getty Images features

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Published: Sunday 4 December 2011, 21.45CET

Match facts: Dinamo Zagreb v Lyon

Dinamo Zagreb

UEFA milestones
• Dinamo have conceded 97 European Cup goals.

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Dinamo have let in 15 goals in the group stage so far, the joint highest total in the competition along with KRC Genk.

• Luis Ibáñez, Domagoj Vida, Adrián Calello, Sammir and Jerko Leko will incur a suspension with their next bookings.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 3 December: HNK Cibalia 2-2 GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Koledić 20, Kresinger 87; Kovačić 54, Ibáñez 75) 
Kelava; Vrsaljko, Vida, Cufré (Ademi 80), Ibáñez; Calello, Badelj, Alispahić (Krstanović 46), Tomečak (Kovačić 46), Sammir; Rukavina

• Dinamo were held in their final domestic outing of the year; the Croatian champions will resume their First League defence on 18 February.

• Krunoslav Jurčić's side have kept 12 clean sheets in the league this season. They have conceded just seven goals in 17 top-flight games.

• Dinamo have picked up 42 points from their opening 17 league matches – they went into last season's winter break five points clear of HNK Hajduk Split with 45 from 18 games.

• Left-back Ibáñez has struck six goals in 15 league appearances this season; that is three more than he mustered in 63 top-flight outings in his first three campaigns at Dinamo.

• Before Saturday, Dinamo had kept six successive clean sheets in domestic competition, though they conceded ten in two UEFA Champions League games during that run.

• Fatos Beqiraj has scored in seven of his last nine league appearances, notching eight goals in all.

Injury news
• Josip Šimunić has missed Dinamo's last four games with a calf problem.

• Tonel and Sammir sat out the goalless draw at NK Inter Zaprešić on 27 November with hamstring injuries, though Sammir was back in the starting XI against Cibalia.

• Šime Vrsaljko returned after three weeks out with a hamstring injury to face Inter Zaprešić.

• Mathias Chago (back, May) and Igor Bišćan (left ankle, April) are yet to make appearances this season.


UEFA milestones
• None

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Bafétimbi Gomis has been caught offside 12 times, more than any other player.

• Kim Källström and Cris will incur a suspension with their next yellow cards.

Latest domestic information
Sunday 4 December: Olympique Lyonnais 3-2 Toulouse FC (B Koné 38, Ederson 52, Lisandro 66pen; Umut
Bulut 68, Sissoko 75pen) 
Lloris; Réveillère, Cris, B Koné, Cissokho; Källström (Grenier 86), Gonalons; Briand, Ederson (Fofana 76), Bastos; Lisandro (Gomis 77)

• A late inclusion after Dejan Lovren pulled up in the warm-up, Bakary Koné scored his first Ligue 1 goal as Lyon claimed their 800th top-flight victory.

• Lyon stretched their unbeaten run to three games – their longest spell without defeat since September.

• Lisandro took his tally to five goals in seven league appearances.

• Lyon have lost two of their last 28 home matches – 2-1 to Stade Rennais FC on 18 November and 2-0 against Real Madrid CF on matchday four.

• Rémi Garde's team have kept only six clean sheets in 24 games in all competitions this season.

• Lyon had lost four successive away league games – their worst sequence since a similar run between January and March 2000 – before returning to form with a 3-0 win at AJ Auxerre on 27 November.

• Lyon's biggest victory in all competitions this term, it was only their second win in their last eight away games.

• Les Gones will host LOSC Lille Métropole in the French League Cup quarter-finals on 10/11 January.

Injury news
• Lovren sat out the Toulouse game after picking up a thigh injury in the pre-match warm-up.

• Maxime Gonalons started on Sunday after three games out with a calf problem picked up on international duty last month.

• Goalkeeper Rémy Vercoutre will be out of action until the new year after rupturing tendons in his right foot at home on 27 October. Anthony Lopes was ruled out for three months after undergoing surgery on a broken right fibula and torn ankle ligament on 29 September.

• John Mensah (calf) has not played since 11 October.

• Yannis Tafer has been out of action since breaking a foot at this summer's FIFA U-20 World Cup.

• Gonalons made his international debut on 11 November as a France side captained by Hugo Lloris beat the United States 1-0.

• In November, Lyon signed keeper Matthieu Valverde, released by Toulouse FC in the summer, until the end of the season.

Last updated: 05/12/11 12.51CET

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