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Group stage - Group I

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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
 

Match statistics

Betis
Lyon

0

Goals scored

0

60

Possession (%)

40

10

Total attempts

12

4

on target

3

4

off target

8

2

blocked

1

1

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

5

4

Offsides

6

2

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

18

Fouls committed

16

14

Fouls suffered

18

438

Passes

274

356

completed

192

Lineups

betis

Betis

lyon

Lyon

1Andersen (GK)16Lopes (GK)
7Vadillo
Substitution55
3Bedimo
9Chuli4B. Koné
10Verdú
Substitution67
7Grenier
Yellow Card50
Substitution90
12Dídac Vilà10Lacazette
15Perquis (C)
Substitution78
12Ferri
18Steinhöfer
Yellow Card25
14Dabo
Yellow Card34
Substitution78
20Nosa18Gomis
Substitution68
21Reyes19Briand
22Cedric21Gonalons (C)
Yellow Card32
25Jordi
Yellow Card62
23Umtiti

Substitutes

13Sara (GK)30Gorgelin (GK)
4Amaya
Substitution78
2Zeffane
8Nono6Fofana
Substitution78
11Juanfran
Substitution55
17Malbranque
14Sevilla
Substitution67
27Pléa
16Rodríguez28Mvuemba
Substitution90
24Rubén Castro31Fekir
Substitution68

Coaches

Pepe Mel (ESP) Rémi Garde (FRA)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Press kits

Last updated: 19/09/2013 23:31 CET

Standings

Last updated: 20/09/2013 11:51 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
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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