Stade de Gerland - Lyon 28/11/2013 - 19:00CET (19:00 local time)

Group stage - Group I

Lyon - Betis
1-0
 

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Lyon and Betis say there is more to come

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 23.28CET
Olympique Lyonnais captain Maxime Gonalons has targeted winning Group I after a 1-0 victory against Real Betis Balompié that took both teams through but left work to do.
by Ian Holyman
from Stade de Gerland

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Match statistics

Lyon
Betis

1

Goals scored

0

50

Possession (%)

50

10

Total attempts

7

6

on target

4

4

off target

3

0

blocked

0

0

against woodwork

1

8

Corners

3

9

Offsides

1

0

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

9

9

Fouls suffered

7

492

Passes

496

405

completed

395

Lineups

lyon

Lyon

betis

Betis

1Vercoutre (GK)1Andersen (GK)
3Bedimo3Paulão
5Biševac8Nono
Yellow Card74
Substitution80
6Fofana9Chuli
7Grenier
Substitution60
10Verdú
10Lacazette11Juanfran
13Miguel Lopes14Sevilla
Yellow Card51
Substitution74
17Malbranque21Reyes
19Briand
Substitution45
22Cedric
Substitution64
21Gonalons (C)23Nacho (C)
Yellow Card74
23Umtiti
Substitution80
25Jordi

Substitutes

30Gorgelin (GK)13Sara (GK)
4B. Koné
Substitution80
6Xavi Torres
Substitution80
8Gourcuff
Substitution60
12Dídac Vilà
12Ferri18Steinhöfer
Substitution64
Yellow Card87
18Gomis
Substitution45
Goal66
36Caro
27Pléa39Sergio
55Tolisso47Pepelu
Substitution74

Coaches

Rémi Garde (FRA) Pepe Mel (ESP)

Referee

Andre Marriner (ENG)

Press kits

Last updated: 28/11/2013 21:02 CET

Standings

Last updated: 29/11/2013 01:06 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
  
Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 23.28CET

Lyon and Betis say there is more to come

Olympique Lyonnais captain Maxime Gonalons has targeted winning Group I after a 1-0 victory against Real Betis Balompié that took both teams through but left work to do.

Skipper Maxime Gonalons acknowledged that Olympique Lyonnais' display was far from perfect despite the 1-0 Group I win against Real Betis Balompié that ensured the French club's progress to the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League. Visiting goalkeeper Stephan Andersen also admitted there was room to improve though Vitória SC's draw with HNK Rijeka meant that Betis joined Lyon in the next round.

Maxime Gonalons, Lyon midfielder
We all hoped before the game that we'd clinch qualification. That's the main piece of good news of the evening. We now have to go to Guimaraes to try and claim first place. We had difficulty imposing our rhythm on the game in the first half – we gave away possession a lot. The more the match went on, the better we felt. We stayed solid right until the end.

Samuel Umtiti, Lyon defender
We knew it would be tough. There were quite a lot of mistakes in the first half. We were better in the second and the most important thing is the win, which also means we qualified. We didn't concede and we're going to try and do better in our upcoming games in terms of our performance.

Stephan Andersen, Betis goalkeeper
We knew before the game that we might just need a point or not even that to go through. Unfortunately for us we lost today, but the result went for us in the other game. We were lucky.

We had some trouble getting through. We created chances on the counterattack. We knew that Lyon are a good team and that they'd cause us problems, though I think we did quite a good job in defence. They had some chances, but we did quite well until they scored.

We should be good in both the Spanish Liga and Europe. We go into every game to win it. We've had a bad run in the league, and hopefully we'll turn that around this weekend. I don't think this result will do us any harm.

I'm always happy to play. I think today I had a good game. It would have been nice to keep a clean sheet, but I think when I look back at the game tomorrow I'll be satisfied with myself.

Last updated: 04/12/13 10.29CET

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