Stade de Gerland - Lyon 20/09/2012 - 21:05CET (21:05 local time)

Group stage - Group I

Lyon - Sparta Praha
2-1
 

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Lyon wear down Sparta to take the spoils

Published: Thursday 20 September 2012, 23.00CET
Lyon wear down Sparta to take the spoils
Lisandro celebrates what turned out to be the winning goal for Lyon ©AFP/Getty Images

Olympique Lyonnais got their UEFA Europa League Group I campaign off the ground as Bafétimbi Gomis scored one and set up another to help defeat AC Sparta Praha at the Stade de Gerland.

It looked as if it was going to be a frustrating night for Les Gones, appearing in the competition for the first time since 2002/03, with Sparta keeper Tomáš Vaclík in inspired form. However, Gomis headed the opener and Lisandro doubled the advantage before Ladislav Krejčí pulled one back for Sparta.

 

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Last updated: 14/11/2012 12:45 CET

Legend:

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Matches

 

Match statistics

Lyon
Sparta Praha

2

Goals scored

1

8

Attempts on target

2

11

Attempts off target

5

6

Corners

3

1

Offsides

1

8

Fouls committed

14

3

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    85
    Balaj (in) - Hušbauer (out) (Sparta Praha)
  • Substitution
    83
    Fofana (in) - Malbranque (out) (Lyon)
  • Goal
    77
    Krejčí (Sparta Praha) scores!
    Sparta are back in it as a resounding finish from the substitute flies past Rémy Vercoutre. Václav Kadlec's low cross from the right was met with a powerful drive, to set the home fans on edge.
  • Substitution
    71
    Krejčí (in) - Přikryl (out) (Sparta Praha)

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