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Lyon recover to lead Rubin

Published: Tuesday 16 August 2011, 22.37CET
Olympique Lyonnais 3-1 FC Rubin Kazan
Lyon recovered from conceding early with strikes from Bafétimbi Gomis and Jimmy Briand either side of Saba Kvirkvelia's own goal.
by Matthew Spiro
from Stade de Gerland

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Match statistics

LyonRubin

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target12
 
3
Attempts off target7
 
9
Corners7
 
6
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed13
 
11
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)52
 
48

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 16 August 2011, 22.37CET

Lyon recover to lead Rubin

Olympique Lyonnais 3-1 FC Rubin Kazan
Lyon recovered from conceding early with strikes from Bafétimbi Gomis and Jimmy Briand either side of Saba Kvirkvelia's own goal.

Olympique Lyonnais recovered from conceding early on to establish a firm grip on their UEFA Champions League play-off against FC Rubin Kazan as strikes from Bafétimbi Gomis and Jimmy Briand either side of Saba Kvirkvelia's own goal swung the tie in their favour.

Vladimir Dyadyun struck early for Rubin yet the lead lasted only seven minutes as OL, inspired by a rampant Michel Bastos, roared back. After Gomis had levelled Kvirkvelia's mistake put Les Gones in front, before Briand's 71st-minute header ensured OL travel to Russia next Wednesday in a strong position.

With centre-backs Cris and John Mensah absent, Rémi Garde had little option but to hand new-signing Bakary Koné his European debut. The former EA Guingamp defender had barely had the chance to acclimatise when the visitors struck, Dyadyun surging in front of Déjan Lovren to volley in Bebras Natcho's corner from close range.

Lyon's reaction was instant, Bastos driving a free-kick narrowly wide before setting up the equaliser with an exquisite pass from the left. The Brazilian's pinpoint ball split the Russian defence, allowing an unmarked Gomis to place an assured volley into the bottom corner.

Targeting a 12th consecutive group appearance, OL laid siege to Rubin's goal. Lisandro and Briand tested Sergei Ryzhikov with low shots before the latter was played through, only to see his lob pushed away by the Rubin No1. There was nothing Ryzhikov could do five minutes before the break, however, when Gomis's cross was deflected inside his near post by Kvirkvelia.

Les Gones continued to play positively and after Briand had struck one close-range effort straight at Ryzhikov, the former Stade Rennais FC forward headed in Kim Källström's corner off the underside of the crossbar. Kurban Berdyev's side posed the occasional threat, but Gökdeniz Karadeniz had his long-range shot brilliantly tipped over by Hugo Lloris, then failed to beat the France custodian after racing clear nine minutes from time.

Last updated: 27/11/12 7.02CET

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Quotes

  • Bafétimbi Gomis

    Read more"We have an advantage but we're not through yet because anything can happen in the Champions League"

  • Vladimir Dyadyun

    Read more"Having scored the goal we eased off and gave away the initiative: We should not have done that. On top of this, we made a lot of mistakes"

Lineups

lyon

Lyon

rubin

Rubin

1
LlorisHugo Lloris (GK)
1
RyzhikovSergei Ryzhikov (GK)
4
B. KonéBakary Koné
2
KuzminOleg Kuzmin
Yellow Card27
5
LovrenDejan Lovren
10
KasaevAlan Kasaev
Substitution69
6
KällströmKim Källström
16
NoboaChristian Noboa
9
LisandroLisandro (C)
19
KaleshinVitali Kaleshin
11
BastosMichel Bastos
25
DyadyunVladimir Dyadyun
Goal3
Substitution36
13
RéveillèreAnthony Réveillère
Yellow Card80
27
BocchettiSalvatore Bocchetti
Yellow Card70
18
GomisBafétimbi Gomis
Goal10
61
Gökdeniz KaradenizGökdeniz Karadeniz
19
BriandJimmy Briand
Goal71
Substitution82
66
NatchoBebras Natcho
20
CissokhoAly Cissokho
Substitution52
67
KverkveliaSolomon Kverkvelia
Goal40
21
GonalonsMaxime Gonalons
76
SharonovRoman Sharonov (C)

Substitutes

30
VercoutreRémy Vercoutre (GK)
24
ArlauskisGiedrius Arlauskis (GK)
2
GassamaLamine Gassama
9
NemovPetr Nemov
8
PjanićMiralem Pjanić
Substitution52
11
LebedenkoIgor Lebedenko
Substitution69
22
S. KonéSidy Koné
15
KislyakSergei Kislyak
24
PiedJérémy Pied
Substitution82
26
MedvedevAleksei Medvedev
Substitution36
39
BelfodilIshak Belfodil
63
DzhalilovAlisher Dzhalilov
43
UmtitiSamuel Umtiti
92
OrazsakhedovVakhyt Orazsakhedov

Coach

Rémi Garde (FRA) Kurban Berdyev (RUS)

Referee

Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)

Assistant referees

Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Nicola Nicoletti (ITA)

Fourth official

Andrea Gervasoni (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA), Paolo Valeri (ITA)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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