Stadion Letzigrund - Zurich 06/08/2013 - 21:00CET (21:00 local time)

Third qualifying round, Second leg

Grasshoppers - Lyon
0-1
Aggregate: 0-2
 

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Lyon bide time to see off Grasshoppers

Published: Tuesday 6 August 2013, 23.21CET
Grasshopper Club 0-1 Olympique Lyonnais (agg: 0-2)
Rémi Garde's 2010 semi-finalists booked a play-off place with a patient display in Switzerland capped by Clément Grenier's late goal.
by Martyn Hindley
from Stadion Letzigrund

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Match statistics

Grasshoppers
Lyon

0

Goals scored

1

0

Possession (%)

0

8

Total attempts

5

2

on target

2

4

off target

3

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

2

1

Offsides

1

4

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

6

5

Fouls suffered

9

Lineups

grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

lyon

Lyon

1Bürki (GK)16Lopes (GK)
3Grichting4B. Koné
4Vilotić
Yellow Card58
5Biševac
5Lang7Grenier
Yellow Card31
Goal82
6Salatic (C)9Lisandro
8Abrashi10Lacazette
Substitution80
10Gashi13Miguel Lopes
Yellow Card13
11F. Feltscher
Substitution70
17Malbranque
Substitution76
14Hajrovic
Yellow Card19
Substitution79
20Danic
Substitution56
20Pavlović
Yellow Card69
21Gonalons (C)
28Toko
Yellow Card21
Substitution70
23Umtiti

Substitutes

18Taini (GK)40Defourny (GK)
17Ngamukol
Substitution70
2Zeffane
22Vonlanthen
Substitution70
6Fofana
Substitution76
25Lang8Gourcuff
Substitution56
27Brahimi
Substitution79
25Benzia
Substitution80
29Gülen28Mvuemba
34Bauer29Bahlouli

Coaches

Michael Skibbe (GER) Rémi Garde (FRA)

Referee

Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)

Press kits

Standings

 
 
  
Published: Tuesday 6 August 2013, 23.21CET

Lyon bide time to see off Grasshoppers

Grasshopper Club 0-1 Olympique Lyonnais (agg: 0-2)
Rémi Garde's 2010 semi-finalists booked a play-off place with a patient display in Switzerland capped by Clément Grenier's late goal.

Semi-finalists in 2010, Olympique Lyonnais booked a place in Friday's UEFA Champions League play-off draw after a patient performance earned them a second 1-0 win in a week against Grasshopper Club.

Well acquainted with the competition despite a season's absence, Rémi Garde's Ligue 1 side displayed all their experience to withstand periods of pressure from the Swiss Super League runners-up in Zurich. They then ensured a repeat of the first-leg scoreline as Clément Grenier's well-taken finish eight minutes from time at Stadion Letzigrund sealed a 2-0 aggregate victory.

Michael Skibbe's hosts had opened up proceedings with purpose as they sought to overturn their third qualifying round deficit, yet the first half yielded few opportunities for them to test Anthony Lopes. The goalkeeper was equal to the task when Michael Lang was presented with a chance courtesy of a clever pass from Izet Hajrovic – saving first with his feet before clutching at the second attempt – and he then palmed away Nzuzi Toko's drive after further involvement from full-back Lang.

As Grasshoppers pressed, so Lyon were patient. Grenier conjured the most skilful moment for the visitors before half-time, but when his deft pass fell to the wrong foot of Miguel Lopes the opportunity went begging. Perseverance would become more of a Lyon hallmark as the match progressed. It enabled Alexandre Lacazette to steal possession in the final third, though he could only drill his shot straight at Roman Bürki.

From the home perspective, footballing chess had to make way for increased urgency and they found space on the left. Daniel Pavlović bounded down the touch line and cut the ball back for substitute Johan Vonlanthen to fire a side-footed volley wide from ten metres and, in so doing, spurn Grasshoppers' best chance of the night.

His club were soon given a sample of the harsh realities of the UEFA Champions League when Lyon responded by ending the tie on the counterattack. Lisandro made an intelligent run from the halfway line and fed Grénier to slide home the only goal, his finish aptly summing up the French team's efficiency.

Last updated: 05/09/13 0.04CET

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