Wednesday November 24, 2010 Group Stage: Group B Finished Veltins-Arena

Schalke 04 3 - 0 Olympique Lyon

  • Farfán 13’
  • Huntelaar 20’, 89’

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  1. Schalke tame Lyon

    Schalke tame Lyon

    Schalke put themselves in contention to qualify from Group B after beating Lyon 3-0 in the Champions League at the Veltins-Arena. More

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    Time:90'
    • Schalke 04
    • Olympique Lyon
    • 90+4' PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!! It's all over and Schalke have been real Lyon tamers tonight. Onto matchday six then....
    • 90+2' CHANCE FOR LYON! Gomis turns a hopeful ball into the box into a real chance but his left-footed shot is saved by Neuer.
    • 90' Four minutes of additional time
    • 88' GOAL FOR SCHALKE!!! Raul flicks it wide to Uchida. His cross cuts out Lovren and finds Huntelaar inside the box. He checks inside Reveillere and shoots. The ball rebounds off Reveillere and over Lloris into an empty net. Klaas-Jan? Is it your birthday soon? Because that's your present.
    • 87' For everything that Lyon try Schalke have an answer. Metzelder clears Kallstrom's through ball towards Gomis.
    • 85' Final five minutes and the Schalke fans have found their voices again.
    • 84' SUB FOR SCHALKE: Deac replaces Juardo
    • 83' Not long to go until the final whistle and Schalke's blistering start is the difference between the two teams.
    • 81' CHANCE FOR SCHALKE! The ball fell to Huntelaar in the box after the ball wasnt' cleared properly. But his shot from 15 yards was down Lloris' throat.
    • 81' Uchida wins a corner from Bastos on the right...Juardo will take...
    • 79' Not much Lyon can do now. They really are counting down the clock...and they're losing!
    • 78' CAUTION: Toulalan of Lyon for a foul on Juardo.
    • 77' CHANCE FOR LYON! The ball sits up for Kallstrom 40 yards out and he tries one. Neuer, bizarrely, hacks it away and behind with his feet. Schalke clear the corner and spare Neuer's blushes.
    • 76' Schalke force a corner on the right...and the fans get going again...Juardo to take...Matip heads well over.
    • 75' Kallstrom feeds Pied on the left but the young forward lets the ball out for a goal kick. The extra official was right there but did nothing.
    • 21.17 More good news for both teams. Hapoel Tel Aviv are 2-0 up against Benfica.
    • 73' Both sides appear to have settled for the result. If Lyon really went for it they might find Schalke asleep. Might.
    • 72' SUB FOR LYON: Pied replaces Lopez
    • 69' SUB FOR SCHALKE: Matip replaces Jones
    • 68' Edu drifts wide left. Cuts inside then shoots but it's straight at Lloris.
    • 67' Lyon look out of ideas at teh moment. Not sure the change of formation worked but at least they're not getting sliced apart at the back.
    • 66' CHANCE FOR LYON! Lopez finds himself all alone in the box after Kallstrom's overhead pass but his effort is weak and Neuer could've dropped his cap on it.
    • 65' Kallstrom brings Lyon forward. Wide to Bastos on the left and Juardo fouls him.
    • 64' SUB FOR SCHALKE: Edu replaces Farfan.
    • 64' CAUTION: Jones of Schalke for a foul on Pjanic.
    • 61' Well, if Lyon are going to get out of this they'd better start soon.
    • 60' SUB FOR LYON: Pjanic replaces Gourcuff
    • 59' Meanwhile Lyon are down to ten...Schalke break through Huntelaar. Diakhate slips and Huntelaar shoots but it's deflected wide.
    • 58' Lyon's subs are warming up. Pjanic looks like he might come on.
    • 58' From the free-kick Lopez heads over.
    • 57' Gourcuff is stretchered off. Not sure he'll return.
    • 56' That's it for Gourcuff. Bastos signals his team-mate cannot continue.
    • 55' Gourcuff is sliced in half by Metzelder close to halfway and the influential midfielder is in trouble.
    • 54' In the other game in Group B Hapoel Tel Aviv are beating Benfica 1-0.
    • 52' Schalke clear easily...CHANCE FOR LYON! It's back with Gourcuff and his cross from the right is flicked on by Briand but it's easy for Neuer.
    • 52' Briand gets a corner on the right...Gourcuff to take...
    • 51' Raul comes back into midfield and mugs Gourcuff then shows real strength to get away from him. Jones is fouled by Kallstrom and Schalke have a free-kick inside their own half.
    • 50' Huntelaar's back up and Toulalan's pleased it's still a man's game.
    • 49' Hullo? What's happened here? Huntelaar goes down after Toulalan gives him nothing more than a tap across the face as they both went for a header.
    • 48' Lopez looked a lost soul in the first period maybe the extra forward will give him more room to work.
    • 47' Lyon have been brave, as they had to be, and have gone three at the back with Gomis joining Lopez up front.
    • 45' SUB FOR LYON: Gomis replaces Cissokho
    • 45' We're back underway...
    • 20.46 Both teams return to the pitch...Lyon will kick-off the second half.
    • 20.32 HALF TIME: SCHALKE 04 2 (Farfan 13; Huntelaar 20) - 0 OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS
    • 45+1' That's the end of a tremendous first 45 minutes.
    • 45+1' Neuer punches clear...
    • 45+1' Lyon have a corner. Surely the last kick of the half...
    • 45' One minute of additional time
    • 44' Lopez goes down in the box from Gourcuff's cute chipped through ball but the ref waves away his appeals for a penalty although there was contact.
    • 43' Raul nips the ball off Gourcuff and sends it wide right to Farfan. Back with Kluge. Huntelaar makes the run down the middle but it's too far for him.
    • 42' Lyon again look to press but Schalke appear to have a man everywhere. Lloris clears long.
    • 41' Not long to the break and it's been a breathless first half.
    • 39' Gourcuff rejoins the action. Cissokho's cross from the left nearly reaches Lopez but it's cleared.
    • 38' Gourcuff is down after tangling with Raul. He looks like he may have twisted his right knee. He goes off to get treatment.
    • 37' Gourcuff looks for Lopez but it's defended. Reveillere then gets down the wing to the goal line and crosses but it too is cleared.
    • 36' Better from Lyon. Bastos gets a corner on the left. It's short to Gourcuff who hammers a cross into the box that Neuer does really well to hold.
    • 34' Schalke continue to play at this fast pace. How long can they keep it up?
    • 33' The corner is cleared and Schalke pour forward again. Farfan is a bit wayward in a challenge on Toulalan and gets a last warning from the referee.
    • 32' The game is still being played at a very high tempo. Toulalan releases Briand down the right and gets a corner.
    • 30' CHANCE FOR SCHALKE! Raul tries an effort from outside the box on the turn that Lloris does well to tip over the bar.
    • 29' CAUTION: Farfan of Schalke for simulation. Outrageous dive. He'll now miss Schalke's next match.
    • 28' Gourcuff tries to play Briand down the blindside of the wall but Farfan is alive to the danger and clears.
    • 26' Lloris comes for Uchida's long ball but drops it but Diakhate clears. Lyon are all over the place. Gourcuff goes forward and wins a free-kick on the right 30 yards out.
    • 25' Diakhate comes forward. Wide to Cissokho, back with Diakhate who gives an awful pass and Raul is able to win the corner from Reveillere...Juardo to take...cleared...back with Juardo who goes down under Briand's challenge. Raul wriggles into the box. Cleared.
    • 24' Lyon realise they need to get the next goal and look like they might alter their formation. Bastos fouls Schmitz down the right and concedes the free-kick.
    • 22' Toulalan fouls Metzelder in the centre circle. Schalke slow things down.
    • 21' Lyon continue to be patient but Schalke are buzzing around them at 100mph. Schmitz forces a corner on the left and the noise is deafening.
    • 20' Each team looks like it will score when it goes forward. It'll be the team that's most clinical in front of goal that wins. Surely there's more goals in this?
    • 19' GOAL FOR SCHALKE!!! Huntelaar finishes from ten yards after Raul dummied Kluge's left-wing cross. Smart finish. Great game.
    • 18' Lyon get a corner on the right. Gourcuff takes...it's long to the far post...CHANCE FOR LYON! Bastos is waiting and hits a bouncing volley that Neuer does well to palm out and away.
    • 16' CHANCE FOR LYON! Lopez shuld have scored. Bastos got down the left and crossed. The clearance found Toulalan and he feed Lopez inside the box. He got past Schmitz and instead of shooting left-footed, toe-poked with his right and it was easy for Neuer.
    • 16' Schalke deserve the lead but Lyon aren't out of this by a long shot.
    • 15' Schalke force a corner on the right as the home fans break into 'Jingle Bells', no, really.
    • 12' GOAL FOR SCHALKE!!! Lovely finish from Farfan. Howedes ball from the right only finds Diakhate. But his clearance is straight at Raul. He tricks his way past Lovren and shoots but the defender gets back to block and it falls to Farfan 12 yards out and he side-foots left-footed into the bottom corner.
    • 11' Toulalan tries to slow things down and get Lyon on the ball. But Schalke are quickly at them with Raul forcing Diakhate into a mistake.
    • 10' Schalke are only attacking down the Lyon left. Maybe they fancy getting at Cissokho?
    • 8' CHANCE FOR SCHALKE! Raul with an outrageous back heel releases Farfan down the right and in space. His ball finds Juardo on the other wing and he shoots from 25 yards but it's straight at Lloris.
    • 8' Really good start to the game. Schalke looking very bright indeed.
    • 6' Schalke go right again. Farfan feeds Uchida and Schalke get their first corner...Farfan to take...CHANCE FOR SCHALKE! Huntelaar gets across the near post but his header is always looping just over the far post.
    • 6' Schalke get it down and try to work their way down the right. Back with Toulalan, Kallstrom...wide to Briand and his cross is put behind for a corner...Gourcuff to take...but it's cleared at the near post.
    • 3' Gourcuff tip-toes down the left but has to retrace his steps. Toulalan and Kallstrom exchange passes before trying to release Bastos but he goes too early abd his offside. At the other end Huntelaar's run is is vain as Lloris rushes out to claim the through ball.
    • 3' Lyon have a free-kick on the left touchline which is cleared and Schalke break but Farfan's cross is cleared and it's back with Lloris.
    • 2' Both sides are looking to get the ball down and play. That's a really good side as these two teams are among to best to watch going forward.
    • 2' More good movement from Huntelaar but the through ball is behind him and Lovren sees it back to his keeper.
    • 1' Schalke have the first attack down the right. Farfan is put in down the right by Raul and his cross is bravely claimed on the ground by Lloris.
    • 1' Schalke get us off and underway from right to left...
    • 19.44 Kick-off is next...
    • 19.42 Schalke will wear all white this evening with Lyon in all dark blue. If you're interested the referee and his team are in a wonderfully bright yellow.
    • 19.41 The two teams are about to make their way onto the pitch with the Champions League anthem ready to ring in our ears...
    • 19.39 As usual there's plenty of flag waving among the German fans. This stadium really is a joy to behold when it's full.
    • 19.38 Nearly time for kick-off. Goodness, it's chilly. I reckon the glove count will be high tonight.
    • 19.23 Got that? Good.
    • 19.23 The math for tonight is pretty simple: If Lyon beat Schalke they will qualify for the next round as Group B winners. Schalke will qualify for the next stage if they beat Lyon and Benfica lose to Hapoel Tel Aviv.
    • 19.14 The two Real Madrid old boys Raul and Huntelaar will lead the line for Schalke while Michel Bastos of Lyon is the French team's danger man without a doubt.
    • 19.14 Schalke 04: Neuer, Uchida, Howedes, Metzelder, Schmitz, Farfan, Kluge, Jones, Jurado, Huntelaar, Raul Subs: Schober, Edu, Rakitic, Gavranovic, Jendrisek, Deac, Matip /// Lyon: Lloris, Reveillere, Diakhate, Lovren, Cissokho, Michel Bastos, Gourcuff, Toulalan, Kallstrom, Briand, Lopez Subs: Vercoutre, Gassama, Pjanic, Makoun, Gomis, Gonalons, Pied
    • 19.13 Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
    • 19.13 Team news to follow...
    • 19.10 Lyon were taken apart away to Benfica in matchday four but are unbeaten in seven league games with a 3-1 win at RC Lens last time out.
    • 19.09 More recent form sees Schalke unbeaten in their last three league games which included a 4-0 thumping of Werder Bremen.
    • 19.06 Evening all. Schalke versus Lyon is our game tonight. These chaps last met on matchday one - doesn't that seem a long time ago? - with Lyon winning 1-0.
    • - Welcome to our LIVE text commentary - the match starts at 19:45 UK time. We'll have all the latest news and build-up from an hour before kick-off.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' CHANCE FOR LYON! Gomis turns a hopeful ball into the box into a real chance but his left-footed shot is saved by Neuer.
    • 88' GOAL FOR SCHALKE!!! Raul flicks it wide to Uchida. His cross cuts out Lovren and finds Huntelaar inside the box. He checks inside Reveillere and shoots. The ball rebounds off Reveillere and over Lloris into an empty net. Klaas-Jan? Is it your birthday soon? Because that's your present.
    • 81' CHANCE FOR SCHALKE! The ball fell to Huntelaar in the box after the ball wasnt' cleared properly. But his shot from 15 yards was down Lloris' throat.
    • 77' CHANCE FOR LYON! The ball sits up for Kallstrom 40 yards out and he tries one. Neuer, bizarrely, hacks it away and behind with his feet. Schalke clear the corner and spare Neuer's blushes.
    • 68' Edu drifts wide left. Cuts inside then shoots but it's straight at Lloris.
    • 66' CHANCE FOR LYON! Lopez finds himself all alone in the box after Kallstrom's overhead pass but his effort is weak and Neuer could've dropped his cap on it.
    • 30' CHANCE FOR SCHALKE! Raul tries an effort from outside the box on the turn that Lloris does well to tip over the bar.
    • 19' GOAL FOR SCHALKE!!! Huntelaar finishes from ten yards after Raul dummied Kluge's left-wing cross. Smart finish. Great game.
    • 18' Lyon get a corner on the right. Gourcuff takes...it's long to the far post...CHANCE FOR LYON! Bastos is waiting and hits a bouncing volley that Neuer does well to palm out and away.
    • 16' CHANCE FOR LYON! Lopez shuld have scored. Bastos got down the left and crossed. The clearance found Toulalan and he feed Lopez inside the box. He got past Schmitz and instead of shooting left-footed, toe-poked with his right and it was easy for Neuer.
    • 12' GOAL FOR SCHALKE!!! Lovely finish from Farfan. Howedes ball from the right only finds Diakhate. But his clearance is straight at Raul. He tricks his way past Lovren and shoots but the defender gets back to block and it falls to Farfan 12 yards out and he side-foots left-footed into the bottom corner.
    • 8' CHANCE FOR SCHALKE! Raul with an outrageous back heel releases Farfan down the right and in space. His ball finds Juardo on the other wing and he shoots from 25 yards but it's straight at Lloris.
    • 6' Schalke go right again. Farfan feeds Uchida and Schalke get their first corner...Farfan to take...CHANCE FOR SCHALKE! Huntelaar gets across the near post but his header is always looping just over the far post.
    • 19.14 Schalke 04: Neuer, Uchida, Howedes, Metzelder, Schmitz, Farfan, Kluge, Jones, Jurado, Huntelaar, Raul Subs: Schober, Edu, Rakitic, Gavranovic, Jendrisek, Deac, Matip /// Lyon: Lloris, Reveillere, Diakhate, Lovren, Cissokho, Michel Bastos, Gourcuff, Toulalan, Kallstrom, Briand, Lopez Subs: Vercoutre, Gassama, Pjanic, Makoun, Gomis, Gonalons, Pied

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