Stade de Gerland - Lyon 30/07/2013 - 21:00CET (21:00 local time)

Third qualifying round, First leg

Lyon - Grasshoppers
1-0

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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

Lyon
Grasshoppers

1

Goals scored

0

0

Possession (%)

0

9

Total attempts

7

5

on target

0

4

off target

7

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

2

8

Corners

6

0

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

9

Fouls committed

18

18

Fouls suffered

9

Lineups

lyon

Lyon

grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

16Lopes (GK)1Bürki (GK)
5Biševac
Goal64
3Grichting
7Grenier4Vilotić
Yellow Card58
9Lisandro5Lang
10Lacazette6Salatic (C)
13Miguel Lopes8Abrashi
Yellow Card90+3
14Dabo
Substitution61
10Gashi
Substitution78
17Malbranque
Substitution69
14Hajrovic
20Danic
Substitution79
17Ngamukol
Substitution69
21Gonalons (C)
Yellow Card40
20Pavlović
23Umtiti28Toko

Substitutes

40Defourny (GK)18Taini (GK)
4B. Koné
Substitution61
11F. Feltscher
Substitution78
6Fofana
Substitution69
22Vonlanthen
Substitution69
8Gourcuff
Substitution79
25Lang
12Ferri27Brahimi
29Bahlouli29Gülen
31Fekir34Bauer

Coaches

Rémi Garde (FRA) Michael Skibbe (GER)

Referee

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

Press kits

Standings

 
 
  
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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