Tuesday December 7, 2010 Group Stage: Group B Finished Stade Gerland

Olympique Lyon 2 - 2 Hapoel Tel Aviv

  • López 62’
  • Lacazette 88’
  • Sahar 63’
  • Zehavy 69’

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    Time:90'
    • Olympique Lyon
    • Hapoel Tel Aviv
    • 90+4' PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEEP!!! That's it. It's all over and Hapoel came within three minutes of the Europa League. Instead it will be Benfica. Simply awesome match.
    • 90+2' We're playing additional time and Benfica have lost. Hapoel need a goal.
    • 90' CAUTION: Sahar of Hapoel
    • 89' Hapoel free-kick 30 yards out...Lloris accepts the gift of a shot.
    • 89' Hapoel are out of Europe althogether unless they can score...
    • 87' GOAL FOR LYON!!! Lacazette takes matters into his own hands and breaks Hapoel hearts. He ran into the box despite the challenge of Douglas and slipped his shot inside the far post.
    • 83' CHANCE FOR LYON! WHAT A SAVE! Gonalons connects with a thumping left-footed effort from 25 yards and Enyeama makes a brilliant save to turn it over for a corner.
    • 81' Lyon have a free-kick 30 yards out after Makoun is fouled. Bastos over it...hits the wall and is cleared.
    • 21.24 Group B update: Benfica 0 - 2 Schalke
    • 80' Ten minutes to go and this game still might have another twist in the tale...
    • 79' SUB FOR HAPOEL: Badier replaces Abutbul
    • 77' SUB FOR LYON: Pied replaces Cissokho
    • 76' Hapoel continue to press. Not sure why. Now they need the defensive resolve they showed in the first half.
    • 75' Lyon don't look too fussed about the scoreline. After all, Schalke are still ahead in Portugal.
    • 74' Hapoel have turned this game on its head and have something to hang onto.
    • 71' As things stand Hapoel are heading into the Europa League. And they won't do it with a better goal than that.
    • 69' GOAL FOR HAPOEL!!! WHAT A GOAL!!! Zahavi with one of THE goals of the season. Vermouth was forced wide on the left but turned to cross. Zahavi was ahead of the ball, turned 360 degrees and then dispatched a stunning overhead kick into the top corner from 12 yards. Sublime.
    • 67' SUB FOR LYON: Lacazette replaces Pjanic
    • 66' Vermouth evades two challenges and plays in Sahar on the left but this time he drags his shot well wide.
    • 62' GOAL FOR HAPOEL!!! Amazing reply. Abutbul threaded a lovely ball through for Sahar to run onto. He drew Lloris before shooting across the keeper into the far corner from 15 yards. Game on.
    • 61' GOAL FOR LYON!!! Finally Lyon get the breakthrough. Bastos shot from the edge of the box. It hit Briand and bobbled through to Enyeama. All he could do was block the ball into the path of Lopez who slotted the ball into the net.
    • 59' Well, I didn't expect this. Michel Bastos enters the match. Should he receive a caution he'll miss the first leg of the knockout phase. Risky.
    • 58' SUB FOR LYON: Bastos replaces Gomis
    • 57' The game is really opening up now. Hapoel sense they can get something, especially with their keeper in inspired form. Lyon are desperate to score. They're defending very high up the pitch now.
    • 56' The two keepers are certainly earning their money tonight.
    • 54' CHANCE FOR HAPOEL! OFF THE POST! Lloris comes to the rescue of his side as Vermouth's effort from the left byline threatens to beat him at the near post. Good work from the keeper.
    • 52' Lyon are persisting with the same tactic as the first half. It's all well and good but they need to beat Enyeama. Hapoel just need to show some ambition.
    • 50' It's as you were at Stade Gerland. Lyon shoot, Enyeama saves.
    • 48' CHANCE FOR LYON! A corner isn't cleared and it reaches Makoun at the far edge of the box. He goes for the far top corner and Enyeama makes a flying save to his left. He's having a blinder.
    • 48' Lyon will know that should Benfica get an equaliser against the current Group B leaders they can sneak into top spot with victory tonight.
    • 47' Hapoel probably know that Benfica are behind against Schalke so a win will put them in the Europa League.
    • 45' Gomis and Fransman clash heads in the area and both receive treatment.
    • 45' Hapoel kick us off in the second half.
    • 45+2' Half-time and it's all square. Plenty to talk about. See you in 15 minutes.
    • 45' Lopez plays a one-two with Makoun. Shoots from 20 yards and gets a corner for his trouble.
    • 45' Two minutes additional time
    • 43' Dougles concedes another corner but Hapoel clear. Back with Pjanic. Switches play to Makoun on the right side who shoots but Shish blocks. Corner.
    • 42' Cissokho charges down the left and his cross is cleared for a corner. Cleared.
    • 41' CHANCE FOR LYON! OFF THE POST! Lopez plays in Makoun with a cheeky back heel. The midfielder goes for the near post but it clips the post.
    • 40' CHANCE FOR LYON! Gomis lets fly from 25 yards out and Enyeama gets an outstretched hand to it. Great save. Corner. Cleared.
    • 37' CHANCE FOR HAPOEL! Bizarre moment. Sahar goes for the ball and Cris clears. Sahar is now miles offside. Fransman clips it towards him Cris heads it. It flicks off his head into the path of Sahar. The referee's assistannt puts up his flag but the ref waves it away. Sahar goes on, shoots and Lloris saves.
    • 36' Pjanic takes, it flys off the wall and fizzes over the bar. Corner. Cleared.
    • 36' Lopez twists and turns 30 yards out from goal. Yadin steps in and fouls him. Free-kick...
    • 33' CHANCE FOR LYON! OFF THE LINE! Pjanic curls the corner to the edge of the goal area where Cris rises and heads downwards towards the far post. Vermouth does his job and heads off the line.
    • 33' Lyon force a corner on the right. Pjanic to take...
    • 32' CHANCE FOR LYON! Cissokho gets free on the left and crosses. Gomis takes it down 12 yards out and instead of shooting lays it wide to Braind who shoots but Briand makes a flying save to his right.
    • 31' Lyon have slowed the tempo of the game right down. But then click through the gears...
    • 30' Hapoel come again down the left side and Diakhate concedes the corner. Cleared.
    • 28' CHANCE FOR HAPOEL! Tamuz and Sahar combine as Cris and Diakhate get into a proper mess at the back. Sahar slips his striking in on goal on the left side of the area but Lloris makes a smart save at his near post.
    • 26' CHANCE FOR LYON! Pjanic with the chance on the edge of the box. No-one closed him down and his shot from 20 yards was beaten away by Enyeama to his left.
    • 25' Gomis chases a lost cause but forces a corner on the right. It's taken quickly. Too quickly really as Briand makes a mess of it.
    • 24' SUB FOR HAPOEL: Sahar replaces Shechter
    • 23' Former Chelsea striker Ben Sahar is warming up and the smart money would be on him replacing Shechter who's probably looking for something to cry on...can't think what.
    • 21' Briand and Reveillere combine on the right but it comes to nothing. Shechter comes on then immediately goes down clutching his shoulder again. Something is well and truly up there.
    • 20' Shechter goes off the pitch. Not really sure what's wrong. But his right shoulder is the cause of his absence.
    • 20.05 Group B update: Benfica 0 - 1 Schalke
    • 18' Shish releases Shechter down the left and he clashes with Cris and goes down. He requires treatment.
    • 17' Hapoel finally get some possession but Shish's hurried pass forward is straight to Diakhate.
    • 16' Cissokho fouls Tamuz on the halfway line. Hapoel try to keep it but Lyon's front-three are very active in closing down the defence.
    • 14' Gomis forces Enyeama into a rushed clearance and Lyon have a throw on the left.
    • 13' CHANCE FOR LYON! Gomis has the ball in the net from Gonalons cross from the right but he's rightly flagged offside.
    • 12' CHANCE FOR HAPOEL! Vermouth clips in a great cross from the left and Shechter can't get a firm contact and Lloris holds the shot.
    • 12' Vermouth is fouled by Gomis on the edge of the box on the right side. Free-kick. Abutbul to take but it's too high and cleared.
    • 11' Cissokho barges Shechter in the back and Hapoel have a free-kick. Cissokho then concedes a throw on the right.. Tamuz then gets a corner off Cissokho. The left back is a busy lad.
    • 10' Ten minutes gone and it's all Lyon. We have a break in play after Gomis clashes with Vermouth. But he's OK.
    • 9' Hapoel try to press Lyon up the field but Bondarv fouls Lopez.
    • 8' Lyon flock forward but are stopped by a wall of red. But as soon as it's cleared it comes back again. Hapoel need possession.
    • 7' CAUTION: Shish of Hapoel for a foul on Briand.
    • 6' Hapoel had begun 4-4-2 but they've reverted to 4-5-1. Shish clatters into Briand down by the right corner flag.
    • 5' Lopez has the first shoot in anger but his angled drive from 20 yards in wide of the near post.
    • 5' The Israeli side are playing this evening. They just can't get near the ball.
    • 4' Pjanic has been tasked with taking on the Gourcuff role in midfield. He'll be vital in unlocking Hapoel.
    • 3' Gonalons starts in midfield tonight in place of Toulalan. It's an almost like-for-like replacement. Get-it, pass-it.
    • 2' Lopez is fouled on halfway on the left side. Free-kick. Taken quicly out to Briand who jumps with Zahavi and gets a throw on the right.
    • 1' First cry from the crowd as Lopez tries to release Briand down the right but Shish clears.
    • 1' Tamuz puts Cris under some early pressure but the Brazilian skipper reacts well and Lyon get into their passing game nice and early.
    • 1' Lyon will kick us off from right to left...
    • 19.44 Both skippers toss up in the middle. Kick-off is next...
    • 19.40 Both sides are in the tunnel and ready to enter the field. Lyon are wearing their away strip of all blue. Hapoel will wear all red.
    • 19.35 Ten minutes to the off and the Stade Gerland is a touch chilly but not too bad - weather wise. No idea about the pitch but both sides seemed happy with it warming up earlier.
    • 19.30 Lyon were semi-finalists last season and Claude Puel fancies another run in the tournament this time. Puel said: "It's an important game for us. Hapoel are a good team, who like playing good football. We are looking to finish in first place, not to avoid a big team in the next round, because every opponent is strong at this level, but because having the second leg at home is a significant advantage."
    • 19.28 Hapoel are going to go for the win they need tonight, no question. Coach Eli Gutman said: "We'll try and build on our last performance but I think Lyon are the best team in the group so it is by no means going to be easy. But we'll play without pressure. In the first game against Lyon, we had a bad start, but my team have improved a lot since."
    • 19.05 Unsurprisingly, Lyon have left both Dejan Lovren and Michel Bastos on the bench - they are both one caution away from suspension. Toulalan has passed his fitness test but won't be risked in the starting eleven.
    • 19.05 Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)
    • 19.04 Lyon: Lloris, Reveillere, Cris, Diakhate, Cissokho, Makoun, Gonalons, Pjanic, Briand, Gomis, Lopez Subs: Vercoutre, Lovren, Kallstrom, Michel Bastos, Pied, Toulalan, Lacazette /// Hapoel Tel-Aviv: Enyeama, Bondarv, Fransman, Douglas, Shish, Vermouth, Abutbul, Yadin, Zahavi, Tamuz, Shechter Subs: Ben Shaanan, Shivhon, Badir, Sahar, Merey, Toama, Kende
    • 19.03 Team news to follow...
    • 18.59 If you want to keep tabs on the other goings-on in Group B and see how it affects the final standings be sure to keep an eye on Benfica versus Schalke.
    • 18.57 The last time this two sides met was on matchday two. Michel Bastos was the difference between the two teams in a convincing 3-1 win for Lyon.
    • 18.52 But this isn't the Lyon show tonight. Hapoel have plenty to play for too as there's a place in the Europa League also up for grabs. The away side need a win at the very least to pip Benfica to third place.
    • 18.50 With Lyon requiring a win to wrap up Group B, Yoann Gourcuff is missing from the side this evening. Jeremy Toulalan is set to pass a late fitness test but it's worth pointing that if either Dejan Lovren or Michel Bastos pick up cautions then they will miss the first leg of the knockout stage.
    • 18.48 Here's out it's set out: Schalke and Lyon have both qualified and are now contesting the group. Schalke will be top if they beat Benfica but, should they fail to do so, Lyon would finish ahead of them in the event of a win over Hapoel. Benfica will be assured of a Europa Cup place with a win over Schalke. If they fail to do so, Hapoel would take third place by beating Lyon. Simples.
    • 18.48 Finishing first in the group can be a real advantage in missing the big boys in the opening knockout round.
    • 18.45 Despite already qualifying for the knockout stages Lyon can still contest top spot in Group B this evening against Hapoel Tel Aviv.
    • - Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Lyon v Hapoel Tel Aviv - kick-off is at 7.45pm UK time, we'll have all the build-up and latest team news from 6.45pm onwards.
  • Summary

    • 87' GOAL FOR LYON!!! Lacazette takes matters into his own hands and breaks Hapoel hearts. He ran into the box despite the challenge of Douglas and slipped his shot inside the far post.
    • 83' CHANCE FOR LYON! WHAT A SAVE! Gonalons connects with a thumping left-footed effort from 25 yards and Enyeama makes a brilliant save to turn it over for a corner.
    • 69' GOAL FOR HAPOEL!!! WHAT A GOAL!!! Zahavi with one of THE goals of the season. Vermouth was forced wide on the left but turned to cross. Zahavi was ahead of the ball, turned 360 degrees and then dispatched a stunning overhead kick into the top corner from 12 yards. Sublime.
    • 62' GOAL FOR HAPOEL!!! Amazing reply. Abutbul threaded a lovely ball through for Sahar to run onto. He drew Lloris before shooting across the keeper into the far corner from 15 yards. Game on.
    • 61' GOAL FOR LYON!!! Finally Lyon get the breakthrough. Bastos shot from the edge of the box. It hit Briand and bobbled through to Enyeama. All he could do was block the ball into the path of Lopez who slotted the ball into the net.
    • 54' CHANCE FOR HAPOEL! OFF THE POST! Lloris comes to the rescue of his side as Vermouth's effort from the left byline threatens to beat him at the near post. Good work from the keeper.
    • 48' CHANCE FOR LYON! A corner isn't cleared and it reaches Makoun at the far edge of the box. He goes for the far top corner and Enyeama makes a flying save to his left. He's having a blinder.
    • 41' CHANCE FOR LYON! OFF THE POST! Lopez plays in Makoun with a cheeky back heel. The midfielder goes for the near post but it clips the post.
    • 40' CHANCE FOR LYON! Gomis lets fly from 25 yards out and Enyeama gets an outstretched hand to it. Great save. Corner. Cleared.
    • 37' CHANCE FOR HAPOEL! Bizarre moment. Sahar goes for the ball and Cris clears. Sahar is now miles offside. Fransman clips it towards him Cris heads it. It flicks off his head into the path of Sahar. The referee's assistannt puts up his flag but the ref waves it away. Sahar goes on, shoots and Lloris saves.
    • 33' CHANCE FOR LYON! OFF THE LINE! Pjanic curls the corner to the edge of the goal area where Cris rises and heads downwards towards the far post. Vermouth does his job and heads off the line.
    • 32' CHANCE FOR LYON! Cissokho gets free on the left and crosses. Gomis takes it down 12 yards out and instead of shooting lays it wide to Braind who shoots but Briand makes a flying save to his right.
    • 28' CHANCE FOR HAPOEL! Tamuz and Sahar combine as Cris and Diakhate get into a proper mess at the back. Sahar slips his striking in on goal on the left side of the area but Lloris makes a smart save at his near post.
    • 26' CHANCE FOR LYON! Pjanic with the chance on the edge of the box. No-one closed him down and his shot from 20 yards was beaten away by Enyeama to his left.
    • 13' CHANCE FOR LYON! Gomis has the ball in the net from Gonalons cross from the right but he's rightly flagged offside.
    • 12' CHANCE FOR HAPOEL! Vermouth clips in a great cross from the left and Shechter can't get a firm contact and Lloris holds the shot.
    • 19.04 Lyon: Lloris, Reveillere, Cris, Diakhate, Cissokho, Makoun, Gonalons, Pjanic, Briand, Gomis, Lopez Subs: Vercoutre, Lovren, Kallstrom, Michel Bastos, Pied, Toulalan, Lacazette /// Hapoel Tel-Aviv: Enyeama, Bondarv, Fransman, Douglas, Shish, Vermouth, Abutbul, Yadin, Zahavi, Tamuz, Shechter Subs: Ben Shaanan, Shivhon, Badir, Sahar, Merey, Toama, Kende

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