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Debrecen floored by early Lyon blitz

Published: Wednesday 30 September 2009, 0.40CET
Debreceni VSC 0-4 Olympique Lyonnais
Lyon struck three times in the opening 24 minutes in Hungary to secure a victory which takes the French club to the top of Group E.
by Chris Burke
from Ferenc Puskás Stadium

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Match statistics

DebrecenLyon

Goals scored0
4
Attempts on target7
 
8
Attempts off target4
 
6
Corners2
 
6
Offsides1
 
3
Fouls committed17
 
16
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 30 September 2009, 0.40CET

Debrecen floored by early Lyon blitz

Debreceni VSC 0-4 Olympique Lyonnais
Lyon struck three times in the opening 24 minutes in Hungary to secure a victory which takes the French club to the top of Group E.

Olympique Lyonnais's first visit to Hungary proved a fruitful one as the French club stormed to the top of UEFA Champions League Group E with a commanding victory against Debreceni VSC in Budapest.

Biggest away win
The Ligue 1 outfit were comfortably superior despite being reliant on set-pieces for most of their breakthroughs, with the Debrecen rearguard struggling to cope whenever Miralem Pjanić was at the controls. The talented No8 set Kim Källström up for an eye-catching finish from a corner before András Herczeg's men had properly settled and he scored himself with a free-kick shortly after, before finding the head of Sidney Govou to leave the Hungarian titleholders reeling with 24 minutes gone. Bafétimbi Gomis then pounced on over-enthusiastic goalkeeping soon after the interval to put the seal on Lyon's biggest away win in the competition.

Rapid impact
Slow starters in recent weeks, the visitors made an uncharacteristically rapid impact to quell native passions at Debrecen's temporary home in the capital, Källström sweeping the ball low into net on the half-volley from Pjanić's flighted corner to the edge of the area three minutes in. If the defending left much to be desired, the technique was impeccable, and Lyon further justified their status as favourites ten minutes later, Pjanić leaving Vukašin Poleksić completely beaten with a curled free-kick from around 22 metres out that contained more than an echo of departed club favourite Juninho Pernambucano.

Set-piece threat
Pjanić was prompting constant danger from set-pieces and the schemer was again the catalyst as Lyon scored their third, picking out Sidney Govou with another corner which the French international headed in via a deflection off Péter Czvitkovics. The unfortunate Debrecen midfielder almost made up for his role in that strike with two attempts on goal in the immediate aftermath, only to find Hugo Lloris equal to the task as Lyon refused to give anything away.

Govou skill
At the other end, Govou then threatened to leave his second mark on the match with a far cleaner effort, but having eliminated László Bodnár and Ádám Komlósi with two sublime touches, the visiting captain unleashed a volley that Poleksić dived low to stop. The Montenegrin No1 began the second half in less impressive fashion than he ended the first, however, rushing out of his area to meet a long ball from Källström, misjudging the bounce and allowing Gomis to head himself clear and lob expertly into an empty net.

Källström role
Brought on at the break, promising forward Gergely Rudolf forced Lloris to tip over with an attempt from distance, but the better chances continued to fall to Puel's charges, who continued to probe from dead-ball situations even after Pjanić's 57th-minute removal. Källström took over as chief tormentor and from one of his corners Jean II Makoun came within centimetres of scoring. A fifth goal proved elusive, but Les Gones will surely go into their double-header with Liverpool FC in confident mood, while Debrecen must lift themselves against ACF Fiorentina – starting on 20 October.

Last updated: 27/11/12 10.05CET

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Lineups

debrecen

Debrecen

lyon

Lyon

1
PoleksićVukašin Poleksić (GK)
1
LlorisHugo Lloris (GK)
4
LeandroLeandro
2
ClercFrançois Clerc
10
BodnárLászló Bodnár
3
CrisCris
16
KomlósiÁdám Komlósi
6
KällströmKim Källström
Goal3
21
FodorMarcell Fodor
8
PjanićMiralem Pjanić
Goal13
Substitution57
30
KissZoltán Kiss (C)
13
RéveillèreAnthony Réveillère
33
VargaJózsef Varga
14
GovouSidney Govou (C)
Goal24
39
CoulibalyAdamo Coulibaly
17
MakounJean Makoun
55
SzakályPéter Szakály
Yellow Card58
Substitution85
18
GomisBafétimbi Gomis
Goal51
Substitution54
77
CzvitkovicsPéter Czvitkovics
20
CissokhoAly Cissokho
Substitution78
86
Z. LaczkóZsolt Laczkó
Substitution46
28
ToulalanJérémy Toulalan

Substitutes

12
PantićDjordje Pantić (GK)
30
VercoutreRémy Vercoutre (GK)
6
Luis RamosLuis Ramos
10
EdersonEderson
Substitution54
7
DombiTibor Dombi
Substitution85
12
KolodziejczakTimothée Kolodziejczak
Substitution78
14
RudolfGergely Rudolf
Substitution46
29
TaferYannis Tafer
22
BernáthCsaba Bernáth
35
SeguinNicolas Seguin
24
MijadinoskiMirsad Mijadinoski
39
BelfodilIshak Belfodil
25
SzelesiZoltán Szélesi
41
GonalonsMaxime Gonalons
Substitution57
Yellow Card68

Coach

András Herczeg (HUN) Claude Puel (FRA)

Referee

Tom Henning Øvrebø (NOR)

Assistant referees

Geir Åge Holen (NOR), Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR)

Fourth official

Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

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