Round of 16, Second leg - 14/11/2013 - 20:00CET (20:00 local time) - Stade de Gerland - Lyon
1-2
Aggregate: 2-2 Potsdam win on away goals 

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Pure joy for Potsdam, pain for Lyon

Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 9.45CET
Stefanie Draws said 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam were "just happy" to oust Olympique Lyonnais, whose Camille Abily knows "it will hurt" to watch the rest of the competition on TV.
by Sylvain Lartaud
from Stade de Gerland

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Match statistics

LyonPotsdam

Total attempts16
 
9
on target5
 
2
off target10
 
5
blocked1
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners5
 
3
Offsides0
4
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
14
Fouls suffered14
 
15

Standings

Published: Friday 15 November 2013, 9.45CET

Pure joy for Potsdam, pain for Lyon

Stefanie Draws said 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam were "just happy" to oust Olympique Lyonnais, whose Camille Abily knows "it will hurt" to watch the rest of the competition on TV.

A Maren Mjelde penalty secured a 2-1 win and sent 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam to the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Olympique Lyonnais, finalists for the last four seasons and unbeaten at home in more than seven years. Lyon goalscorer Camille Abily said "it will hurt" to watch the rest of this season's competition on TV, while Stefanie Draws, who got Potsdam's opener, only hoped that a last-eight draw against VfL Wolfsburg would not tarnish her side's joy.

Stefanie Draws, Potsdam defender
We knew that it would be difficult, but we have a good team and we believed that we stood a chance. We went in to it as a team and wanted to give everything. At 1-1 we knew that we had a chance. We knew Lyon from the previous years. It is something special to win against such a top team. That's is why we cannot describe it – we are just happy.

It doesn't matter if I was the scorer, it was more important to score the equaliser quickly and before half-time. I think that at 1-1, everything was possible. In the draw, first of all we want to avoid Wolfsburg and an all-German duel, but actually we're ready for everything.

Bernd Schröder, Potsdam coach
Lyon coach Patrice Lair is a friend of mine and I can understand what he is going through. My own feelings are more positive – I am really happy. We beat a team that was the big favourite in the Champions League. I think it will only sink in tomorrow. Now we are one of the top favourites – whoever beats Lyon has to be among the favourites. I hope that we get a good draw; perhaps not against our rivals from Wolfsburg, but another team.

Camille Abily, Lyon midfielder
It's difficult for us, because going out in the round of 16 after having played four finals in a row is very tough.

It went very fast. After scoring that first goal we thought that things would be easy. I think that the fact that they scored right before half-time showed they were strong mentally and they managed to come back. We weren't strong enough. A penalty is always cruel. It brings back bad memories of last season against Wolfsburg.

It will be difficult. It is up to us now to come together and get stronger because we want to win the league and the French Cup. We will need to focus on that. But it's true that it will be tough to get over it. It is very cruel. It will be difficult to watch the Champions League on TV – it will hurt.

Patrice Lair, Lyon coach
We were dominated physically, we were very clumsy technically. When you don't play good football, it slaps you in the face, and that's what happened.

I am disappointed, but their win is not undeserved because I always put great emphasis on values like courage and mental strength, and tonight we didn't show them. Some of my players were crying in the dressing room and I told them that it really got on my nerves. There's no point crying in the dressing room – you should have responded before that. But hey, no one died: we will keep on working, we will try to respond well in the league.

We've had success for four years now, even though we lost a final, but at least we reached the final [in those four years]. To go out in the round of 16 is disappointing.

Last updated: 15/11/13 20.30CET

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Lineups

lyon

Lyon

potsdam

Potsdam

26Sarah Bouhaddi (GK)32Ann-Katrin Berger (GK)
3Wendie Renard (C)
Yellow Card90+3
3Lia Wälti
5Saki Kumagai4Johanna Elsig
6Amandine Henry5Maren Mjelde
Goal73
7Megan Rapinoe
Yellow Card40
Substitution46
6Genoveva Añonma
Yellow Card41
Substitution46
8Lotta Schelin9Ada Hegerberg
Substitution87
9Eugénie Le Sommer10Julia Simic
10Louisa Necib21Tabea Kemme
Yellow Card37
20Sabrina Viguier
Substitution75
22Stefanie Draws (C)
Goal33
21Lara Dickenmann25Lisa Evans
Substitution90
23Camille Abily
Goal11
Substitution64
31Pauline Bremer

Substitutes

16Pauline Peyraud-Magnin (GK)1Laura Engler (GK)
11Amel Majri14Jennifer Zietz
Substitution90
12Élodie Thomis
Substitution46
15Inka Wesely
13Mélissa Plaza16Nataša Andonova
15Élise Bussaglia
Substitution64
17Asano Nagasato
Substitution46
19Eve Perisset18Alexandra Singer
24Laëtitia Tonazzi
Substitution75
19Antonia Göransson
Substitution87

Coach

Patrice Lair (FRA) Bernd Schröder (GER)

Referee

Kateryna Monzul (UKR)

Assistant referees

Natalia Rachynska (UKR), Maryna Senikobylenko (UKR)

Fourth official

Solenne Bartnik (FRA)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

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