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Records tumble as Lyon make remarkable progress

Published: Wednesday 7 December 2011, 23.00CET
GNK Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Olympique Lyonnais
Bafétimbi Gomis scored the fastest ever UEFA Champions League hat-trick to help Lyon secure a sensational path through to the last 16.
by Peter Murphy
from Stadion Maksimir

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Match statistics

Dinamo ZagrebLyon

Goals scored1
 
7
Attempts on target6
 
13
Attempts off target2
 
6
Corners0
6
Offsides0
1
Fouls committed10
 
19
Yellow cards3
 
3
Red cards1
 
0
Possession (%)35
 
65

Standings

Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:42 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 7 December 2011, 23.00CET

Records tumble as Lyon make remarkable progress

GNK Dinamo Zagreb 1-7 Olympique Lyonnais
Bafétimbi Gomis scored the fastest ever UEFA Champions League hat-trick to help Lyon secure a sensational path through to the last 16.

Six second-half goals helped Olympique Lyonnais to a remarkable 7-1 victory against GNK Dinamo Zagreb – their biggest ever UEFA Champions League victory – and the most unlikely route through to the round of 16.

Needing AFC Ajax to lose to Real Madrid CF, victory themselves and a seven-goal turnaround to finish second in Group D, Lyon's chances looked remote. Their task appeared almost insurmountable when Mateo Kovačić put Dinamo – down to ten men following Jerko Leko's dismissal – in front five minutes before half-time, but Bafétimbi Gomis equalised before the break.

The France striker completed the fastest ever UEFA Champions League hat-trick within seven minutes of the restart and later added a fourth – only the seventh player to reach that tally in a single game in the competition's history. Maxime Gonalons, Lisandro and Jimmy Briand also registered to put Lyon through at the expense of Ajax, who went down 3-0 to Madrid.

However, even after Leko's 28th-minute red card gave them an extra man, it looked a long way from being so straightforward when Kovačić dashed in front of Mouhamadou Dabo to turn in after Hugo Lloris had made two fine point-blank saves to deny Fatos Beqiraj. The hosts' joy lasted only five minutes, though, Gomis sliding in on the goal line after Aly Cissokho's cross from the left had deflected off Šime Vrsaljko and looped over Ivan Kelava.

With an extra man, Lyon's chances were still alive but called for all-out attack. They began three minutes into the second half when Briand headed on Yoann Gourcuff's corner and Gonalons finished at the far post. From the restart, Briand pounded on a defensive lapse and squared for Gomis to side-foot in.

Dinamo were reeling and soon conceded again, Gonalons feeding Cissokho, who in turn crossed for Gomis to complete his treble and beat a mark set by Blackburn Rovers FC's Mike Newell in December 1995. Rémi Garde's team paused for breath but made it five on 64 minutes, Alexandre Lacazette threading a pass through to substitute Lisandro to slot through the legs of Ivan Kelava.

Six minutes later Gomis struck his fourth when he sliced a first-time shot wide of Kelava from a cross by Cissokho. On 75 minutes Briand slotted past a shell-shocked goalkeeper after controlling a flick-on from Lisandro to complete the scoring and an extraordinary route into the draw on Friday 16 December. Dinamo, meanwhile, conceded 22 goals in the group stage, a competition record.

Last updated: 10/12/12 10.49CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2012/matches/round=2000263/match=2007663/postmatch/report/index.html#record+breaking+lyon+progress

Quotes

  • Krunoslav Jurčić

    Read more"If we learn something from this then competing in the Champions League will have been worthwhile"

  • Rémi Garde

    Read more"We had all thought about this scenario and afterwards we all felt great joy, but credit to the players"

Lineups

dinamo zagreb

Dinamo Zagreb

lyon

Lyon

30
KelavaIvan Kelava (GK)
1
LlorisHugo Lloris (GK) (C)
3
IbáñezLuis Ibáñez
Yellow Card75
4
B. KonéBakary Koné
5
CalelloAdrián Calello
5
LovrenDejan Lovren
Substitution54
6
AdemiArijan Ademi
8
GourcuffYoann Gourcuff
7
LekoJerko Leko
Yellow Card11
Red Card28
14
DaboMouhamadou Dabo
8
KovačićMateo Kovačić
Goal40
Substitution80
15
FofanaGueïda Fofana
Yellow Card62
10
SammirSammir
Substitution66
17
LacazetteAlexandre Lacazette
Substitution65
14
VrsaljkoŠime Vrsaljko
18
GomisBafétimbi Gomis
Goal45
Goal48
Goal52
Yellow Card61
Goal70
16
BadeljMilan Badelj (C)
19
BriandJimmy Briand
Goal75
21
BećirajFatos Bećiraj
Substitution55
20
CissokhoAly Cissokho
Yellow Card78
24
VidaDomagoj Vida
21
GonalonsMaxime Gonalons
Goal47

Substitutes

12
LončarićFilip Lončarić (GK)
28
ValverdeMatthieu Valverde (GK)
11
TomečakIvan Tomečak
3
CrisCris
18
ŠitumMario Šitum
Substitution55
6
KällströmKim Källström
20
AlispahićMehmed Alispahić
Substitution66
7
GrenierClément Grenier
23
PokrivačNikola Pokrivač
Substitution80
9
LisandroLisandro
Substitution54
Goal64
55
RukavinaAnte Rukavina
10
EdersonEderson
Substitution65
99
KrstanovićIvan Krstanović
13
RéveillèreAnthony Réveillère

Coach

Krunoslav Jurčić (CRO) Rémi Garde (FRA)

Referee

Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Assistant referees

Michael Mullarkey (ENG), Peter Kirkup (ENG)

Fourth official

Lee Probert (ENG)

Additional assistant referees

Kevin Friend (ENG), Andre Marriner (ENG)

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