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 defeat Betis as both advance

Published: Thursday 28 November 2013, 21.07CET
Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 Real Betis Balompié
Les Gones advanced to the knockout stage with a narrow defeat of Pepe Mel's men who also progressed despite the reverse.
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, 21.07CET

Lyon defeat Betis as both advance

Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 Real Betis Balompié
Les Gones advanced to the knockout stage with a narrow defeat of Pepe Mel's men who also progressed despite the reverse.

Substitute Bafétimbi Gomis scored the only goal of the game as Olympique Lyonnais moved to the top of UEFA Europa League Group I with a 1-0 defeat of Real Betis Balompié that saw both sides through to the last 32.

With Vitória SC held by HNK Rijeka, Gomis's 66th-minute strike at an icy Stade de Gerland sent unbeaten OL into pole position in the section, four points clear of the Portuguese team, who miss out to Betis on their head-to-head record. Victory in Portugal on matchday six will ensure Rémi Garde's men finish as group winners.

Though they arrived in France as leaders, Betis had registered only a single point in their last seven domestic games in Spain, and their timid play smacked of a lack of self-confidence. Salvador Sevilla's long-range drive would have boosted their belief had it evaded Rémy Vercoutre, but that proved Lyon's sole first-half scare. Not that Stephan Andersen was much busier at the other end. Bar a Milan Biševac header comfortably snaffled, the Danish international largely watched the hosts play prettily but ineffectively in front of him. That did change just before the interval when Alexandre Lacazette zipped forward, but the pacy Lyon forward's toe-poked effort was grabbed by Andersen.

While Lacazette's alertness threatened to provide a breakthrough for Lyon, Samuel Umtiti's lack of it almost gifted Betis the initiative – but after seizing onto the Lyon defender's ill-advised back pass and rounding Vercoutre, Chuli found a post, not the net. Instead, Gomis did just that, though the comfort of his finish was afforded him by sharp interplay in the build-up between Lacazette and substitute Yoann Gourcuff. The duo's smart one-two on the edge of the box gave Gomis the opportunity to side-foot his shot beyond the reach of Andersen and hand Betis their first group-stage defeat.

Last updated: 04/12/13 10.29CET

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