Stade de Gerland - Lyon 25/10/2012 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Group stage - Group I

Lyon - Athletic
2-1
 

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Briand extends Lyon's perfect start

Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 21.00CET
Briand extends Lyon's perfect start 
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Jimmy Briand scored with four minutes left to maintain Olympique Lyonnais' 100% start to Group I with a 2-1 defeat of Athletic Club.

Dramatic victors on matchday two, Lyon produced a more sober but no less effective display against last season's runners-up. Although Ibai Gómez's sweetly struck equaliser 11 minutes from time cancelled out Lisandro's early second-half opener, Briand pounced in a frenetic finale to move Rémi Garde's men within sight of the knockout phase. As for Athletic, they still possess a single point after three games.

 

Press kits

Last updated: 25/10/2012 21:26 CET

Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:39 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 

Match statistics

Lyon
Athletic

2

Goals scored

1

8

Attempts on target

3

5

Attempts off target

4

2

Corners

7

1

Offsides

9

19

Fouls committed

10

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Yellow Card
    90+1
    Iturraspe (Athletic) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    88
    Fofana (Lyon) is booked.
  • Goal
    86
    Briand (Lyon) scores!
    Gueïda Fofana's powerful long-range strike is parried by Gorka Iraizoz, but Jimmy Briand is there first to tuck in what looks like being the winner.

See also

  • Lyon

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Athletic, 08 November 2012, 2-3
  • Athletic

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Lyon, 08 November 2012, 2-3
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