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Plzeň go down fighting against Lyon

Published: Thursday 20 March 2014, 20.51CET
FC Viktoria Plzeň 2-1 Olympique Lyonnais (agg: 3-5)
Daniel Kolář and Stanislav Tecl struck to spark hopes of a comeback, but a penalty miss and some superb saves kept Plzeň at bay.
Plzeň go down fighting against Lyon
Anthony Lopes made some superb saves to stop Plzeň in their tracks ©AFP/Getty Images
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Published: Thursday 20 March 2014, 20.51CET

Plzeň go down fighting against Lyon

FC Viktoria Plzeň 2-1 Olympique Lyonnais (agg: 3-5)
Daniel Kolář and Stanislav Tecl struck to spark hopes of a comeback, but a penalty miss and some superb saves kept Plzeň at bay.

Olympique Lyonnais received a nasty jolt, but nonetheless claimed a UEFA Europa League quarter-final place at the expense of FC Viktoria Plzeň despite conceding two goals – and giving away a penalty – in the space of ten minutes.

Bafétimbi Gomis had extended the French side's aggregate lead to 5-1 following a 4-1 victory in the round of 16 first leg, but Daniel Kolář and Stanislav Tecl struck inside three second-half minutes and Dušan Uhrin Jr's team kept believing in the possibility of a miracle comeback even after Tecl had smacked a 70th-minute spot kick against the base of the post.

Plzeň looked dead and buried when Gomis put Lyon in front in first-half added time, beating his man with a flamboyant flick before firing a tidy left-foot shot into the far corner of Petr Bolek's goal. The Czech champions had done all the running up until then, with Kolář and Milan Petržela having sights of goal before Marián Čišovský's volley drew a splendid stop from Anthony Lopes.

Gomis had gone close with a languid overhead kick at the other end when Plzeň chased upfield on the hour. Lyon failed to repel one attack, allowing Patrik Hrošovský to lay the ball across for the unmarked Kolář to stroke low into the net. On 62 minutes it was 2-1, Tecl getting a head to Petržela's cross and seeing the ball bounce into the net off the inside of Lopes's right-hand upright.

Lyon's anxiety intensified further when Mouhamadou Dabo clipped Michal Ďuriš's heels in the box, yet Tecl got less change out of Lopes's other post from the penalty spot, watching in agony as his low conversion rebounded off the woodwork and bounced back across the face of goal to safety. Plzeň kept pushing, but Lopes saved superbly from Čišovský and then substitutes Tomáš Wágner and Marek Bakoš. Wágner also hit the frame of the goal again at the death – close but not quite close enough.

Last updated: 22/03/14 0.01CET

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Lineups

plzeň

Plzeň

lyon

Lyon

13
BolekPetr Bolek (GK)
16
LopesAnthony Lopes (GK)
7
HořavaTomáš Hořava
4
B. KonéBakary Koné
8
LimberskýDavid Limberský (C)
Yellow Card9
5
BiševacMilan Biševac
9
TeclStanislav Tecl
Goal62
Penalty70
8
GourcuffYoann Gourcuff
11
PetrželaMilan Petržela
Substitution77
12
FerriJordan Ferri
12
ĎurišMichal Ďuriš
Substitution84
13
Miguel LopesMiguel Lopes
Yellow Card40
Substitution61
14
ŘezníkRadim Řezník
14
DaboMouhamadou Dabo
18
HrošovskýPatrik Hrošovský
18
GomisBafétimbi Gomis
Goal45+2
Substitution84
21
ProcházkaVáclav Procházka
19
BriandJimmy Briand
Yellow Card90+1
26
KolářDaniel Kolář
Goal60
Substitution74
21
GonalonsMaxime Gonalons (C)
28
ČišovskýMarián Čišovský
Yellow Card81
55
TolissoCorentin Tolisso
Substitution77

Substitutes

33
PavlíkRoman Pavlík (GK)
1
VercoutreRémy Vercoutre (GK)
6
KončalMatěj Končal
Substitution84
3
BedimoHenri Bedimo
Substitution61
10
HorváthPavel Horváth
10
LacazetteAlexandre Lacazette
15
WágnerTomáš Wágner
Substitution77
15
SarrNaby Sarr
19
KovaříkJan Kovařík
17
MalbranqueSteed Malbranque
Substitution84
23
BakošMarek Bakoš
Substitution74
26
NjiéClinton Njié
29
ŠtípekDavid Štípek
28
MvuembaArnold Mvuemba
Substitution77

Coach

Dušan Uhrin Jr. (CZE) Rémi Garde (FRA)

Referee

Szymon Marciniak (POL)

Assistant referees

Paweł Sokolnicki (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)

Fourth official

Radosław Siejka (POL)

Additional assistant referees

Paweł Raczkowski (POL), Tomasz Musiał (POL)

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