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Sparta proceed thanks to draw with Lyon

Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 20.53CET
AC Sparta Praha 1-1 Olympique Lyonnais
The group stage's last 100% record ended in Prague as a young Lyon side drew with Sparta, who are through from Group I as a result.
Sparta proceed thanks to draw with Lyon
Sparta's Marek Matějovský challenges Lyon's Yassine Benzia for the ball ©AFP/Getty Images

Match statistics

Sparta PrahaLyon

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target3
 
3
Attempts off target3
 
7
Corners3
 
3
Offsides5
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
8
Yellow cards3
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 16/11/2012 02:11 CET

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Published: Thursday 22 November 2012, 20.53CET

Sparta proceed thanks to draw with Lyon

AC Sparta Praha 1-1 Olympique Lyonnais
The group stage's last 100% record ended in Prague as a young Lyon side drew with Sparta, who are through from Group I as a result.

AC Sparta Praha joined Olympique Lyonnais in qualifying for the UEFA Europa League round of 32 after playing out a mutually beneficial draw with the French side.

A young Lyon team were on course for the club's fifth win in as many Group I matches once teenage striker Yassine Benzia scored his first goal in UEFA club competition a minute into the second half. Though the hosts – now 11 games unbeaten in all competitions – could not add to Josef Hušbauer's swift equaliser, the result was enough to confirm their progress and, in the process, Les Gones as section winners.       

Lyon started the encounter as the group stage's 11-goal top scorers, a statistic a much-changed lineup came within centimetres of extending on two occasions during a first half which occasionally threatened to flicker into life.

Benzia's shot from distance aside, Sparta goalkeeper Tomáš Vaclík was underemployed. However, when he was beaten, by Yoann Gourcuff's inswinging, deflected free-kick, the crossbar intervened. Soon after, Rachid Ghezzal controlled, swivelled and volleyed narrowly past Vaclík's left-hand post.

The second period started with a flurry of excitement. Within a minute, the visitors were ahead through Benzia, who ran onto Gourcuff's delicious first-time pass on the half-turn and scored via the upright. Little had been seen of the Czech side in an attacking sense yet they swiftly levelled when Tomáš Přikryl, on seconds earlier, ran onto Leony Kweuke’s pass and squared for Hušbauer to drill past Rémy Vercoutre.

Last updated: 24/11/12 0.05CET

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Lineups

sparta praha

Sparta Praha

lyon

Lyon

31
VaclíkTomáš Vaclík (GK)
1
VercoutreRémy Vercoutre (GK)
3
PamićManuel Pamić
4
B. KonéBakary Koné
Yellow Card45
4
ŠvejdíkOndřej Švejdík
6
FofanaGueïda Fofana
8
MatějovskýMarek Matějovský (C)
Yellow Card29
Substitution90
7
GrenierClément Grenier
11
KweukeLeony Kweuke
8
GourcuffYoann Gourcuff
Substitution69
16
KadeřábekPavel Kadeřábek
Substitution53
12
FerriJordan Ferri
20
ZápotočnýTomáš Zápotočný
Yellow Card37
13
RéveillèreAnthony Réveillère (C)
22
HušbauerJosef Hušbauer
Goal53
20
MonzónFabián Monzón
23
KrejčíLadislav Krejčí
Substitution90+2
23
UmtitiSamuel Umtiti
25
HolekMario Holek
25
BenziaYassine Benzia
Goal46
Substitution71
39
JarošíkJiří Jarošík
Yellow Card12
31
GhezzalRachid Ghezzal

Substitutes

1
M. ČechMarek Čech (GK)
16
LopesAnthony Lopes (GK)
6
PřikrylTomáš Přikryl
Substitution53
2
ZeffaneMehdi Zeffane
9
BalajBekim Balaj
14
DaboMouhamadou Dabo
17
SkalákJiří Skalák
Substitution90+2
21
GonalonsMaxime Gonalons
19
HybšMatěj Hybš
27
PléaAlassane Pléa
Substitution69
24
VidličkaVlastimil Vidlička
36
NovilloHarry Novillo
Substitution71
26
JirásekMilan Jirásek
Substitution90
39
SarrNaby Sarr

Coach

Vítězslav Lavička (CZE) Rémi Garde (FRA)

Referee

Anastassios Kakos (GRE)

Assistant referees

Christos Akrivos (GRE), Dimitris Tatsis (GRE)

Fourth official

Ilias Alexeas (GRE)

Additional assistant referees

Athenasios Giachos (GRE), Ilias Spathas (GRE)

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