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La Real oust Lyon and return to Europe's elite

Published: Wednesday 28 August 2013, 22.39CET
Real Sociedad de Fútbol 2-0 Olympique Lyonnais (agg: 4-0)
Carlos Vela scored twice as the Liga side built on their first-leg lead and qualified for the group stage for the first time in a decade.
La Real oust Lyon and return to Europe's elite
Carlos Vela is mobbed by his team-mates and La Real substitutes ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Real SociedadLyon

Goals scored2
 
0
Possession (%)44
 
56
Total attempts15
 
10
on target10
 
6
off target5
 
4
blocked3
 
3
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners7
 
7
Offsides2
 
1
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
17
Fouls suffered17
 
10
Passes429
 
557
completed290
 
399

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 28 August 2013, 22.39CET

La Real oust Lyon and return to Europe's elite

Real Sociedad de Fútbol 2-0 Olympique Lyonnais (agg: 4-0)
Carlos Vela scored twice as the Liga side built on their first-leg lead and qualified for the group stage for the first time in a decade.

Carlos Vela's double sealed Real Sociedad de Fútbol's return to the UEFA Champions League group stage after a ten-year hiatus, the Basque club completing a 4-0 aggregate play-off win against Olympique Lyonnais.

Having put themselves in a commanding position with a 2-0 first-leg victory, Jagoba Arrasate's charges were seldom in danger of being denied a place among Europe's elite for the second time. In control for large stretches of the Anoeta contest, La Real had to wait until Vela headed in a 67th-minute corner to breathe a little easier. The Mexico striker capped a fine display with a superb individual effort in added time.

Stung by successive home losses – in the first leg and on Saturday to Stade de Reims − Lyon made an aggressive start, pinning their opponents back for much of the opening quarter of an hour. The early momentum they were building would have diminished completely, however, had Lyon fan Antoine Griezmann, scorer of a stunning overhead kick in the teams' first meeting, executed his attempted chip over Anthony Lopes.

Haris Seferovic, on target last week with a spectacular strike of his own, was denied nine minutes later. Left-back Henri Bedimo prevented the scale of Les Gones' task becoming even greater, blocking the Swiss international's goal-bound header from Vela's cross.

Suddenly it was the hosts posing the questions, with Griezmann, all neat turns and silky touches, bringing a save out of Lopes and Vela extending the goalkeeper from the left corner of the penalty area. Three minutes into the second period it was the woodwork that saved the Ligue 1 outfit, Seferovic checking back on to his left foot and rattling the upright from inside the penalty box.

The creator on that occasion, Vela fashioned another opportunity for the hosts before the hour, sending Griezmann clear with a measured pass. Rather than pull the trigger himself, the striker squared for Seferovic, who placed his effort wide. After Lopes had thwarted Seferovic at the near post, Vela put the tie beyond doubt from the resulting corner, peeling off Lopes and planting a firm header into the net. His late solo goal rivalled the first-leg strikes of his team-mates. 

Last updated: 05/09/13 11.52CET

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Lineups

real sociedad

Real Sociedad

lyon

Lyon

1
BravoClaudio Bravo (GK)
16
LopesAnthony Lopes (GK)
5
Markel BergaraMarkel Bergara
Substitution84
3
BedimoHenri Bedimo
6
Iñigo MartínezIñigo Martínez
4
B. KonéBakary Koné
7
GriezmannAntoine Griezmann
Substitution72
6
FofanaGueïda Fofana
8
SeferovicHaris Seferovic
7
GrenierClément Grenier
10
Xabi PrietoXabi Prieto (C)
Substitution79
8
GourcuffYoann Gourcuff
Substitution77
11
VelaCarlos Vela
Yellow Card37
Goal67
Goal90+1
10
LacazetteAlexandre Lacazette
15
AnsotegiJon Ansotegi
13
Miguel LopesMiguel Lopes
17
ZurutuzaDavid Zurutuza
21
GonalonsMaxime Gonalons (C)
Substitution84
22
EstradaDani Estrada
23
UmtitiSamuel Umtiti
Yellow Card77
24
de la BellaAlberto de la Bella
25
BenziaYassine Benzia
Substitution46

Substitutes

13
ZubikaraiEñaut Zubikarai (GK)
30
GorgelinMathieu Gorgelin (GK)
4
ElustondoGorka Elustondo
Substitution84
12
FerriJordan Ferri
Substitution84
14
PardoRubén Pardo
17
MalbranqueSteed Malbranque
18
CastroChori Castro
Substitution79
27
PléaAlassane Pléa
19
CadamuroLiassine Cadamuro
28
MvuembaArnold Mvuemba
23
RosJavier Ros
29
BahlouliFares Bahlouli
Substitution77
25
GraneroEsteban Granero
Substitution72
31
FekirNabil Fekir
Substitution46

Coach

Jagoba Arrasate (ESP) Rémi Garde (FRA)

Referee

Damir Skomina (SVN)

Assistant referees

Matej Žunič (SVN), Bojan Ul (SVN)

Fourth official

Primož Arhar (SVN)

Additional assistant referees

Slavko Vinčić (SVN), Roberto Ponis (SVN)

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