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Lyon leave it late to see off Kiryat Shmona

Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 21.00CET
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC 3-4 Olympique Lyonnais
Having taken the lead and then trailed 3-1, the hosts were denied in Barak Bakhar's first game in charge by Gueïda Fofana's last-minute goal.
Lyon leave it late to see off Kiryat Shmona
Lyon celebrate during their thrilling victory ©Boaz Goren

Match statistics

H. Kiryat ShmonaLyon

Goals scored3
 
4
Attempts on target4
 
7
Attempts off target2
 
5
Corners1
 
4
Offsides8
 
2
Fouls committed3
 
12
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 28/09/2012 17:28 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 4 October 2012, 21.00CET

Lyon leave it late to see off Kiryat Shmona

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC 3-4 Olympique Lyonnais
Having taken the lead and then trailed 3-1, the hosts were denied in Barak Bakhar's first game in charge by Gueïda Fofana's last-minute goal.

Olympique Lyonnais struck deep into added time to maintain their perfect start in UEFA Europa League Group I and deny Hapoel Kiryat Shomona FC.

Shimon Abuhazira gave the hosts an early lead, but three goals in 14 minutes meant Lyon took a 3-1 advantage into the break. Kiryat Shomona roused themselves nonetheless and pulled level thanks to a Lior Levi strike and Abuhazira's penalty, only for Gueïda Fofana's last-gasp header to snatch victory for the Ligue 1 club.

Buoyed by an impressive draw at last season's finalists Athletic Club in their opening game, the home side needed just seven minutes to take the lead. Adrian Rochet's centre was met by Abuhazira, and the 25-year-old did brilliantly to sweep the ball into the bottom right-hand corner from just inside the penalty area. However, Lyon responded in style before the break.

Having had an early sighter, Fofana did not need a second invitation to stride onto a loose ball on the edge of the penalty area and fire past Daniel Amos on 17 minutes. Growing in confidence, Lyon then took the lead five minutes later after Lisandro was felled on the edge of the penalty area. Fabián Monzón's resulting free-kick was powerfully struck and slipped through the wall to give Amos no chance.

Lisandro was involved again just past the half-hour when his delightful dummy left the path clear for Anthony Réveillère to burst through Kiryat Shmona's defence and finish with ease. The home side were reeling suddenly, but Barak Bakhar's first team talk since replacing Gili Landau as coach clearly had the desired effect.

Levi got the Israeli hopefuls back into the game six minutes into the second half as he cut in from the left and unleashed a swerving effort which found the top right-hand corner. Kiryat Shmona had the momentum and Abuhazira scored his second of the game from the penalty spot after being brought down by Bakary Koné. Both sides threw men forward in search of a winner and there was one final twist in added time as Fofana rose highest from Steed Malbranque's corner to clinch maximum points for the visitors.

Last updated: 06/10/12 0.12CET

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Lineups

h. kiryat shmona

H. Kiryat Shmona

lyon

Lyon

13
AmosDaniel Amos (GK)
1
VercoutreRémy Vercoutre (GK)
5
Tzedek                        Shir Tzedek
4
B. KonéBakary Koné
Yellow Card65
11
EinbinderDaniel Einbinder
5
LovrenDejan Lovren
15
Gabai                         El'ad Gabai
6
FofanaGueïda Fofana
Goal17
Goal90+2
16
ElishaAdi Elisha
Substitution89
7
GrenierClément Grenier
Substitution54
17
HasarmaSalah Hasarma
Substitution46
9
LisandroLisandro (C)
18
GerzicichBryan Gerzicich
13
RéveillèreAnthony Réveillère
Goal31
19
AbuhaziraShimon Abuhazira
Goal7
Yellow Card58
Goal66
19
BriandJimmy Briand
20
LeviLior Levi
Goal51
20
MonzónFabián Monzón
Goal22
Yellow Card76
23
RochetAdrian Rochet (C)
21
GonalonsMaxime Gonalons
29
LencseLászló Lencse
Substitution46
31
GhezzalRachid Ghezzal
Substitution63

Substitutes

45
NitzanItamar Nitzan (GK)
16
LopesAnthony Lopes (GK)
2
I. CohenItzhak Cohen
Substitution46
Yellow Card62
10
LacazetteAlexandre Lacazette
6
GazalRavid Gazal
Substitution89
14
DaboMouhamadou Dabo
7
AbedAhmed Abed
Substitution46
15
BiševacMilan Biševac
22
TasevskiDarko Tasevski
17
MalbranqueSteed Malbranque
Substitution63
26
SallalichSintayehu Sallalich
18
GomisBafétimbi Gomis
81
MatovićDušan Matović
25
BenziaYassine Benzia
Substitution54

Coach

Barak Bakhar (ISR) Rémi Garde (FRA)

Referee

Artur Dias (POR)

Assistant referees

Rui Tavares (POR), João Santos (POR)

Fourth official

Antonio Godinho (POR)

Additional assistant referees

João Capela (POR), Carlos Xistra (POR)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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