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Spoils shared as Betis and Lyon begin with draw

Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 23.27CET
Real Betis Balompié 0-0 Olympique Lyonnais
Nosa struck the post for the hosts but that was as close as either side came as the Group I duo started their campaigns with a draw.
by Nick Aitken
from Benito Villamarín
Spoils shared as Betis and Lyon begin with draw
Lyon coach Rémi Garde watches Henri Bedimo and Antonio Amaya battle ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 19 September 2013, 23.27CET

Spoils shared as Betis and Lyon begin with draw

Real Betis Balompié 0-0 Olympique Lyonnais
Nosa struck the post for the hosts but that was as close as either side came as the Group I duo started their campaigns with a draw.

In an encounter of few chances, both Olympique Lyonnais and Real Betis Balompié could have snatched all three points late on but settled for an opening draw in Group I.

Nosa struck the post for the home side in a tight game, while Alexandre Lacazette and Cedric squandered gilt-edged opportunities to win it for their respective sides, meaning Vitória SC – whom Lyon entertain on 3 October – take an early two-point advantage in the section.

In front of a Benito Villamarín crowd delighting in their first European campaign since 2005/06, Betis were nearly caught cold as Lyon forward Bafétimbi Gomis used his considerable strength to carve an opening which Samuel Umtiti blazed over. Lacazette then stung the palms of Betis No1 Stephan Andersen with an acrobatic volley, and attacking midfielder Clément Grenier sent a dipping free-kick just over.

Los Verdiblancos soon picked up the pace and Pepe Mel's charges began to exert control. The pace of Congolese wide-man Cedric proved particularly threatening, and the winger ended one lightning run by forcing a fine close-range stop from Lyon keeper Anthony Lopes.

Lopes also denied Chuli on 52 minutes, before the visitors' best chance went begging as Damien Perquis blocked Umtiti's header from close range. Back came Betis with a flowing move of their own, Nigerian midfielder Nosa making space with a delightful flick before clipping a shot onto the outside of the post. That would prove the closest either side came to breaking the deadlock, despite individual pace and skill granting both Lacazette and Cedric late attempts to snatch the spoils.

Last updated: 21/09/13 0.04CET

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Lineups

betis

Betis

lyon

Lyon

1
AndersenStephan Andersen (GK)
16
LopesAnthony Lopes (GK)
7
VadilloÁlvaro Vadillo
Substitution55
3
BedimoHenri Bedimo
9
ChuliChuli
4
B. KonéBakary Koné
10
VerdúJoan Verdú
Substitution67
7
GrenierClément Grenier
Yellow Card50
Substitution90
12
Dídac VilàDídac Vilà
10
LacazetteAlexandre Lacazette
15
PerquisDamien Perquis (C)
Substitution78
12
FerriJordan Ferri
18
SteinhöferMarkus Steinhöfer
Yellow Card25
14
DaboMouhamadou Dabo
Yellow Card34
Substitution78
20
NosaNosa
18
GomisBafétimbi Gomis
Substitution68
21
ReyesLorenzo Reyes
19
BriandJimmy Briand
22
CedrickCedrick
21
GonalonsMaxime Gonalons (C)
Yellow Card32
25
JordiJordi
Yellow Card62
23
UmtitiSamuel Umtiti

Substitutes

13
SaraGuillermo Sara (GK)
30
GorgelinMathieu Gorgelin (GK)
4
AmayaAntonio Amaya
Substitution78
2
ZeffaneMehdi Zeffane
8
NonoNono
6
FofanaGueïda Fofana
Substitution78
11
JuanfranJuanfran
Substitution55
17
MalbranqueSteed Malbranque
14
SevillaSalvador Sevilla
Substitution67
27
PléaAlassane Pléa
16
RodríguezBrian Rodríguez
28
MvuembaArnold Mvuemba
Substitution90
24
Rubén CastroRubén Castro
31
FekirNabil Fekir
Substitution68

Coach

Pepe Mel (ESP) Rémi Garde (FRA)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Magnus Sjöblom (SWE), Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)

Fourth official

Henrik Andren (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Martin Strömbergsson (SWE), Andreas Ekberg (SWE)

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