Anoeta - San Sebastian 28/08/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Play-offs, Second leg

Real Sociedad - Lyon
2-0
Aggregate: 4-0
 

Real Sociedad - Lyon 2-0 - 28/08/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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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 Sociedad
Lyon

2

Goals scored

0

44

Possession (%)

56

15

Total attempts

10

10

on target

6

5

off target

4

3

blocked

3

1

against woodwork

0

7

Corners

7

2

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

17

17

Fouls suffered

10

429

Passes

557

290

completed

399

Lineups

real sociedad

Real Sociedad

lyon

Lyon

1Bravo (GK)16Lopes (GK)
5Markel Bergara
Substitution84
3Bedimo
6Iñigo Martínez4B. Koné
7Griezmann
Substitution72
6Fofana
8Seferovic7Grenier
10Xabi Prieto (C)
Substitution79
8Gourcuff
Substitution77
11Vela
Yellow Card37
Goal67
Goal90+1
10Lacazette
15Ansotegi13Miguel Lopes
17Zurutuza21Gonalons (C)
Substitution84
22Estrada23Umtiti
Yellow Card77
24De La Bella25Benzia
Substitution46

Substitutes

13Zubikarai (GK)30Gorgelin (GK)
4Elustondo
Substitution84
12Ferri
Substitution84
14Pardo17Malbranque
18Castro
Substitution79
27Pléa
19Cadamuro28Mvuemba
23Ros29Bahlouli
Substitution77
25Granero
Substitution72
31Fekir
Substitution46

Coaches

Jagoba Arrasate (ESP) Rémi Garde (FRA)

Referee

Damir Skomina (SVN)

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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