White Hart Lane - London 14/02/2013 - 21:05CET (20:05 local time)

Round of 32, First leg

Tottenham - Lyon
2-1

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Bale gives Tottenham upper hand against Lyon

Published: Thursday 14 February 2013, 23.00CET
Bale gives Tottenham upper hand against Lyon 
Tottenham-Lyon reaction ©Getty Images

Gareth Bale inspired Tottenham Hotspur FC to a narrow UEFA Europa League round of 32 victory over Olympique Lyonnais, two superb free-kicks giving the north London side the upper hand going into next week's decider.

Bale missed a golden opportunity before opening the scoring with a stunning set piece in first-half added time. Lyon came out firing after the break and grabbed an equaliser through Samuel Umtiti's thunderous half-volley, but Bale's second glorious free-kick denied them a share of the spoils.

 

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Last updated: 20/02/2013 18:31 CET

Standings

Matches

 

Match statistics

Tottenham
Lyon

2

Goals scored

1

5

Attempts on target

4

3

Attempts off target

3

6

Corners

4

2

Offsides

3

13

Fouls committed

10

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Goal
    90+3
    Bale (Tottenham) scores!
    The irrepressible winger seals a stunning victory for Spurs, with a trademark free-kick that swerves beyond the reach of Rémy Vercoutre.
  • Substitution
    90+2
    Livermore (in) - Parker (out) (Tottenham)
  • Substitution
    89
    Ghezzal (in) - Lisandro (out) (Lyon)
  • Substitution
    83
    Grenier (in) - Malbranque (out) (Lyon)

See also

  • Tottenham

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Lyon, 21 February 2013, 1-1
  • Lyon

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Tottenham, 21 February 2013, 1-1
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