Stade de Gerland - Lyon 20/08/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Play-offs, First leg

Lyon - Real Sociedad
0-2

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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

Lyon
Real Sociedad

0

Goals scored

2

53

Possession (%)

47

12

Total attempts

11

4

on target

8

8

off target

3

0

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

1

7

Corners

6

2

Offsides

5

3

Yellow cards

4

1

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

15

14

Fouls suffered

18

501

Passes

459

369

completed

321

Lineups

lyon

Lyon

real sociedad

Real Sociedad

16Lopes (GK)1Bravo (GK)
3Bedimo2Carlos Martínez
5Biševac
Yellow Card37
Red Card75
5Markel Bergara
6Fofana6Iñigo Martínez
Yellow Card6
7Grenier7Griezmann
Goal17
Substitution71
8Gourcuff8Seferovic
Goal50
Substitution64
10Lacazette10Xabi Prieto (C)
Yellow Card80
13Miguel Lopes
Yellow Card43
11Vela
17Malbranque
Substitution57
17Zurutuza
Yellow Card70
Substitution81
21Gonalons (C)19Cadamuro
Yellow Card86
25Benzia
Substitution57
24De La Bella

Substitutes

30Gorgelin (GK)13Zubikarai (GK)
4B. Koné4Elustondo
12Ferri14Pardo
Substitution81
20Danic
Substitution57
15Ansotegi
23Umtiti18Castro
Substitution71
28Mvuemba23Ros
29Bahlouli
Substitution57
25Granero
Substitution64

Coaches

Rémi Garde (FRA) Jagoba Arrasate (ESP)

Referee

Milorad Mažić (SRB)

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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