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Lyon edge in front against Grasshoppers

Published: Tuesday 30 July 2013, 23.53CET
Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 Grasshopper Club
Milan Biševac's header gave the French side victory on the night, but their Swiss guests can take courage as they stage the second leg.
by Xavier Cerf
from Stade de Gerland
Lyon edge in front against Grasshoppers
Milan Biševac celebrates scoring Lyon's only goal against Grasshoppers ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

LyonGrasshoppers

Goals scored1
 
0
Total attempts9
 
7
on target5
 
0
off target4
 
7
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
2
Corners8
 
6
Offsides0
2
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed9
 
18
Fouls suffered18
 
9

Standings

Matches

30 July 2013

SalzburgSalzburg - FenerbahçeFenerbahçe
PAOKPAOK - MetalistMetalist
PSVPSV - Zulte WaregemZulte Waregem
LyonLyon - GrasshoppersGrasshoppers
BaselBasel - Gyori ETO / Maccabi Tel/Aviv
Sligo Rovers / Molde - The New Saints / Legia Warszawa
HJK Helsinki / Nomme Kalju - Viktoria Plzen / Zeljeznicar
GNK Dinamo / Fola Esch - Sheriff / Sutjeska
NordsjællandNordsjælland - ZenitZenit
Slovan Bratislava / Luogorets Razgrad - Shirak / Partizan
Dinamo Tbilisi / EB/Streymur - Steaua Bucuresti / Vardar
APOELAPOEL - Birkirkara / Maribor
Celtic / Cliftonville - Elfsborg / Daugava Daugavpils
BATE Borisov / Shakhter Karagandy - Neftci / Skenderbeu
Austria WienAustria Wien - Ekranaas / FH

31 July 2013

 
Published: Tuesday 30 July 2013, 23.53CET

Lyon edge in front against Grasshoppers

Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 Grasshopper Club
Milan Biševac's header gave the French side victory on the night, but their Swiss guests can take courage as they stage the second leg.

Milan Biševac headed the only goal of the game on 64 minutes as Olympique Lyonnais got the better of Grasshopper Club in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League third qualifying round tie.

The Serbian defender rose to plant a firm header inside goalkeeper Roman Bürki's left-hand post after Clément Grenier had teed him up with a free-kick swept in from the touchline, but Michael Skibbe's Grasshoppers will feel there is plenty of life left in their challenge after hitting the post twice in the first half at the Stade de Gerland.

The Swiss side could easily have been 2-0 up inside 30 minutes but for the intervention of the woodwork; an excellent shot from Michael Lang rattled the frame of Anthony Lopes's goal on 16 minutes, and Grasshoppers were left to curse their luck again nine minutes later when midfielder Shkelzen Gashi found the post again with a header from a corner.

Rémi Garde's side rode their luck but were building up a head of steam by the interval. Bürki was kept busy, saving from Alexandre Lacazette's header on 36 minutes before making an important intervention to fend away a Grenier free-kick just before the break. However, he could not get a touch to Biševac's excellent header, though the game remains delicately balanced ahead of the return fixture in Switzerland.

Last updated: 05/09/13 0.02CET

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Lineups

lyon

Lyon

grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

16
LopesAnthony Lopes (GK)
1
BürkiRoman Bürki (GK)
5
BiševacMilan Biševac
Goal64
3
GrichtingStéphane Grichting
7
GrenierClément Grenier
4
VilotićMilan Vilotić
Yellow Card58
9
LisandroLisandro
5
M. LangMichael Lang
10
LacazetteAlexandre Lacazette
6
SalaticVeroljub Salatic (C)
13
Miguel LopesMiguel Lopes
8
AbrashiAmir Abrashi
Yellow Card90+3
14
DaboMouhamadou Dabo
Substitution61
10
GashiShkelzen Gashi
Substitution78
17
MalbranqueSteed Malbranque
Substitution69
14
I. HajrovicIzet Hajrovic
20
DanicGaël Danic
Substitution79
17
NgamukolAnat Ngamukol
Substitution69
21
GonalonsMaxime Gonalons (C)
Yellow Card40
20
PavlovićDaniel Pavlović
23
UmtitiSamuel Umtiti
28
TokoNzuzi Toko

Substitutes

40
DefournyThéo Defourny (GK)
18
TainiDavide Taini (GK)
4
B. KonéBakary Koné
Substitution61
11
FeltscherFrank Feltscher
Substitution78
6
FofanaGueïda Fofana
Substitution69
22
VonlanthenJohan Vonlanthen
Substitution69
8
GourcuffYoann Gourcuff
Substitution79
25
S. LangSteven Lang
12
FerriJordan Ferri
27
BrahimiMergim Brahimi
29
BahlouliFares Bahlouli
29
GülenLevent Gülen
31
FekirNabil Fekir
34
BauerMoritz Bauer

Coach

Rémi Garde (FRA) Michael Skibbe (GER)

Referee

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

Assistant referees

Mustafa Eyisoy (TUR), Orkun Aktaş (TUR)

Fourth official

Süleyman Abay (TUR)

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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