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On-fire new boys revive Lyon of old

Published: Thursday 20 August 2009, 0.45CET
Olympique Lyonnais 5-1 RSC Anderlecht
Summer signings Lisandro, Michel Bastos and Bafétimbi Gomis were all on target as Lyon took a giant stride towards the group stage.
by Matthew Spiro
from Stade de Gerland
On-fire new boys revive Lyon of old
Lyon celebrate after Bafétimbi Gomis makes it 4-0 ©Getty Images

Match statistics

LyonAnderlecht

Goals scored5
 
1
Attempts on target10
 
3
Attempts off target8
 
3
Corners4
 
8
Offsides3
 
0
Fouls committed10
 
13
Yellow cards0
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 20 August 2009, 0.45CET

On-fire new boys revive Lyon of old

Olympique Lyonnais 5-1 RSC Anderlecht
Summer signings Lisandro, Michel Bastos and Bafétimbi Gomis were all on target as Lyon took a giant stride towards the group stage.

Olympique Lyonnais took a giant stride towards their tenth consecutive UEFA Champions League group-stage appearance by storming to a 5-1 triumph over RSC Anderlecht in the first leg of their play-off.

New dawn
The sight of the Ligue 1 giants pouring forward and scoring almost at will may not have been unfamiliar to regular observers, yet the evening felt like a fresh dawn as several new faces took centre stage. Indeed, after Miralem Pjanić had set the ball rolling, summer arrivals Lisandro, Michel Bastos and Bafétimbi Gomis impressively took charge, all scoring before half-time. Matias Suarez pulled one back in the second period but Gomis' second shortly after ensured Lyon are in the box seat for their trip to Brussels next Tuesday.

Pjanić opener
Gomis had missed the first game's chance, nodding Aly Cissokho's cross narrowly wide, yet with Lisandro and Bastos posing problems on the flanks the visitors soon succumbed. Lisandro, OL's €24m record signing, was fouled on the edge of the box, allowing Pjanić to curl a delightful free-kick in off the bar for his first Lyon goal.

Lisandro penalty
The Belgian visitors sought a response, Guillaume Gillet crossing dangerously for Suarez only for Hugo Lloris to intervene. That save sparked a rapid counterattack and seconds later Lisandro was bearing down on goal. The Argentinian was felled trying to round goalkeeper Silvio Proto, but picked himself up and thumped in the resulting spot-kick.

Lyon buzz
The goals left Les Mauve et Blanc floundering and they struggled badly as the hosts cut loose, Bastos firing in the goal of the night on 39 minutes, coming in from the right and unleashing a stunning left-footed strike into the top corner. The stadium was still buzzing when, three minutes later, Lisandro set up the fourth, playing a one-two with Cissokho and squaring for Gomis to side-foot in.

Anderlecht refreshed
With forward Jonathan Legear on for Gillet, Anderlecht finally made attacking inroads after the break, Legear and Tom De Sutter both squandering good chances within six minutes of the restart. De Sutter turned provider on 58 minutes, flicking Proto's long clearance on for Suarez, who dribbled past Lloris before stroking in. It brought only fleeting respite and five minutes later Gomis streaked clear to collect Bastos' threaded ball, jinked past an exposed Proto and slotted into the empty net. Lyon finished in total command, Proto sparing Anderlecht's blushes with two fine saves late on to deny Delgado, the goalkeeper pushing the second on to the bar.

Last updated: 20/08/09 9.48CET

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Lineups

lyon

Lyon

anderlecht

Anderlecht

1
LlorisHugo Lloris (GK)
24
ProtoSilvio Proto (GK)
Yellow Card14
3
CrisCris (C)
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht (C)
5
BodmerMathieu Bodmer
5
BigliaLucas Biglia
6
KällströmKim Källström
Substitution64
6
Van DammeJelle Van Damme
Yellow Card15
7
BastosMichel Bastos
Goal39
8
PolákJan Polák
Yellow Card68
8
PjanićMiralem Pjanić
Goal10
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
Goal58
Yellow Card67
9
LisandroLisandro
Goal15
Substitution72
11
BoussoufaMbark Boussoufa
13
RéveillèreAnthony Réveillère
21
De SutterTom De Sutter
Substitution72
18
GomisBafétimbi Gomis
Goal42
Goal63
Substitution82
23
JuhászRoland Juhász
20
CissokhoAly Cissokho
27
WasilewskiMarcin Wasilewski
28
ToulalanJérémy Toulalan
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet
Substitution46

Substitutes

30
VercoutreRémy Vercoutre (GK)
22
SchollenDavy Schollen (GK)
4
BoumsongJean-Alain Boumsong
12
ChatelleThomas Chatelle
10
EdersonEderson
Substitution82
13
LegearJonathan Legear
Substitution46
11
GrossoFabio Grosso
26
BernárdezVíctor Bernárdez
17
MakounJean Makoun
Substitution64
36
LukakuRomelu Lukaku
Substitution72
19
DelgadoCésar Delgado
Substitution72
37
ReynaldoReynaldo
27
MounierAnthony Mounier
99
SaréBakary Saré

Coach

Claude Puel (FRA) Ariël Jacobs (BEL)

Referee

Wolfgang Stark (GER)

Assistant referees

Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER), Mike Pickel (GER)

Fourth official

Günter Perl (GER)

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