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Real's stylish return leaves Lyon reeling

Published: Tuesday 20 August 2013, 22.42CET
Olympique Lyonnais 0-2 Real Sociedad de Fútbol
The Spanish side took a firm grip on their play-off tie through spectacular goals by Antoine Griezmann and Haris Seferovic.
by Martyn Hindley
from Stade de Gerland

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Match statistics

LyonReal Sociedad

Goals scored0
2
Possession (%)53
 
47
Total attempts12
 
11
on target4
 
8
off target8
 
3
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork1
 
1
Corners7
 
6
Offsides2
 
5
Yellow cards3
 
4
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed18
 
15
Fouls suffered14
 
18
Passes501
 
459
completed369
 
321

Standings

 
Published: Tuesday 20 August 2013, 22.42CET

Real's stylish return leaves Lyon reeling

Olympique Lyonnais 0-2 Real Sociedad de Fútbol
The Spanish side took a firm grip on their play-off tie through spectacular goals by Antoine Griezmann and Haris Seferovic.

At the scene of their last exit from the UEFA Champions League ten seasons ago, Real Sociedad de Fútbol marked their return to the competition with a stylish victory over Olympique Lyonnais.

Antoine Griezmann's sensational volley against his boyhood club announced their return to European football's top table before an equally sublime goal from Haris Seferovic doubled the difficulty of the second-leg task facing Rémi Garde's team, who had defender Milan Biševac dismissed for a second bookable offence.

The positive energy generated by both sets of supporters was the fitting soundtrack to a frenetic opening at the Stade de Gerland. Carlos Vela threatened to interrupt the melodies from the home supporters in the Virage Nord, but, right in front of them, struck the side-netting with the first clear chance of the match. He then thudded another effort against a post after 12 minutes, following good vision in the build-up from Seferovic.

Trading the role of finisher for supplier, Vela helped set up Real's spectacular opening goal in the 17th minute, his cross from the left acrobatically volleyed low into the corner by Griezmann, the only attacking player occupying the Lyon box. Frenchman Griezmann – inspired by his transition from Gerland stands to pitch - had a hold on the game and shrugged aside Gueïda Fofana to force a save from Anthony Lopes from an acute angle midway through the half.

Lyon set about imprinting their mark on the match at the start of the second half, but no sooner had Maxime Gonalons glanced a header wide, than Jagoba Arrasate's side struck again. Seferovic was the man responsible, collecting an awkwardly bouncing ball on the left and executing a stunning half-volley from 25 metres that dipped under the crossbar and left a heavy dent in the hosts' resolve.

Gonalons hit the crossbar with a header from point-blank range and Claudio Bravo scampered off his line to smother a forward run from Miguel Lopes, but when Biševac brought down Vela for his second yellow card, Lyon's night got even worse. The Ligue 1 side are left with an uphill battle for the second leg next Wednesday, one that would have increased in scale had substitute Rubén Pardo hit the target with his late effort.

Last updated: 05/09/13 6.17CET

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Lineups

lyon

Lyon

real sociedad

Real Sociedad

16
LopesAnthony Lopes (GK)
1
BravoClaudio Bravo (GK)
3
BedimoHenri Bedimo
2
Carlos MartínezCarlos Martínez
5
BiševacMilan Biševac
Yellow Card37
Red Card75
5
Markel BergaraMarkel Bergara
6
FofanaGueïda Fofana
6
Iñigo MartínezIñigo Martínez
Yellow Card6
7
GrenierClément Grenier
7
GriezmannAntoine Griezmann
Goal17
Substitution71
8
GourcuffYoann Gourcuff
8
SeferovicHaris Seferovic
Goal50
Substitution64
10
LacazetteAlexandre Lacazette
10
Xabi PrietoXabi Prieto (C)
Yellow Card80
13
Miguel LopesMiguel Lopes
Yellow Card43
11
VelaCarlos Vela
17
MalbranqueSteed Malbranque
Substitution57
17
ZurutuzaDavid Zurutuza
Yellow Card70
Substitution81
21
GonalonsMaxime Gonalons (C)
19
CadamuroLiassine Cadamuro
Yellow Card86
25
BenziaYassine Benzia
Substitution57
24
de la BellaAlberto de la Bella

Substitutes

30
GorgelinMathieu Gorgelin (GK)
13
ZubikaraiEñaut Zubikarai (GK)
4
B. KonéBakary Koné
4
ElustondoGorka Elustondo
12
FerriJordan Ferri
14
PardoRubén Pardo
Substitution81
20
DanicGaël Danic
Substitution57
15
AnsotegiJon Ansotegi
23
UmtitiSamuel Umtiti
18
CastroChori Castro
Substitution71
28
MvuembaArnold Mvuemba
23
RosJavier Ros
29
BahlouliFares Bahlouli
Substitution57
25
GraneroEsteban Granero
Substitution64

Coach

Rémi Garde (FRA) Jagoba Arrasate (ESP)

Referee

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

Assistant referees

Milovan Ristić (SRB), Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)

Fourth official

Milan Minić (SRB)

Additional assistant referees

Danilo Grujić (SRB), Miodrag Gogić (SRB)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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