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Lyon vs Real Madrid preview - Ronaldo targets Lyon revenge

Posted Tuesday, February 22, 2011 by PA472 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo is in confident mood as Real Madrid look to exorcise the ghosts of recent failures and reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in seven years. Madrid travel to Lyon for the first leg of their last-16 tie in fine domestic form but with plenty to prove on the European stage after years of disappointment. In each of the last six editions of the Champions L...Full Story »

Lyon vs Nancy preview - Aulas warns against complacency

Posted Friday, February 18, 2011 by PA115 hits

Chairman Jean-Michel Aulas was delighted by Lyon's derby win at St Etienne last weekend, but has warned his side they must renew their focus ahead of Friday night's visit of Nancy. The victory over Les Verts, courtesy of a Bafetimbi Gomis effort, a Moustapha Bayal own goal, and further strikes from Michel Bastos and Jimmy Briand, left Claude Puel's side fifth in the Ligue 1 table, seven points ...Full Story »

Lyon top, Hapoel out

Posted Tuesday, December 07, 2010 by PA74 hits

Alexandre Lacazette struck an equaliser three minutes from time to deny Hapoel Tel Aviv a place in the Europa League but it was not enough to give his Lyon side top spot in Champions League Group B after a 2-2 draw.After an entertaining but goalless first half Lisandro Lopez and Ben Sahar traded goals within a minute of each other around the hour mark before Eran Zahavi made it 2-1 to the visit...Full Story »

Lyon vs Hapoel Tel-Aviv Preview - Lloris targets top spot

Posted Tuesday, December 07, 2010 by PA121 hits

Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hopes his side can use the momentum from their last-gasp Ligue 1 victory over Montpellier to claim top spot in Champions League Group B with victory over Hapoel Tel Aviv at Stade Gerland. Striker Lisandro Lopez struck in stoppage time to seal a win that extends their unbeaten league run to nine games, leaving them just a point behind leaders Lille in fifth. The Fren...Full Story »

Schalke 04 3-0 Lyon - Schale blitz Lyon

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 by PA56 hits

A fantastic first-half performance saw Schalke record a 3-0 win and qualify for the Champions League's last 16 along with opponents Lyon. Goals from Jefferson Farfan and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar rewarded their side's early dominance, the latter adding a third late on. And Hapoel Tel-Aviv's 3-0 upset of Benfica sent both these sides through with a game to spare - Lyon courtesy of their superior head...Full Story »

Schalke 04 vs Lyon preview - Schalke close in on qualification

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 by PA152 hits

Schalke are aiming to secure their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League having put their house in order in the Bundesliga. The Royal Blues have picked up seven points in their last three league matches to move away from immediate danger at the bottom, and victory over Lyon at the Arena AufSchalke could see them clinch their ticket for the last 16 of the Champions League with a m...Full Story »

Benfica 4-3 Lyon - Benfica survive late scare

Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2010 by PA66 hits

Lyon scored three late goals but missed their chance to reach the last 16 with games to spare as Benfica boosted their own hopes of progressing from Group B with a 4-3 win. The hosts began the night six points adrift of Lyon, but swept aside their French visitors in the early going with first-half goals from Alan Kardec, Fabio Coentrao and Javi Garcia. Coentrao's second made it 4-0 midway thro...Full Story »

Benfica vs Lyon preview - Les Gones ready to go

Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2010 by PA120 hits

Lyon will run out at Benfica's Estadio da Luz knowing a victory will secure their place in the knockout stage of the Champions League. Les Gones are defending a 100% record in Group D, including a 2-0 win over the Portuguese side a fortnight ago. Their Ligue 1 form has also shown signs of improvement after a dismal start to the season, with Claude Puel's men now sitting ninth following a run o...Full Story »

Lyon cruise to Benfica win

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by PA57 hits

Lyon made it three wins from three Champions League Group B matches with a comfortable 2-0 victory at home to 10-man Benfica.Goals in either half from Jimmy Briand and Lisandro Lopez were enough to see off the Portuguese, for whom Nicolas Gaitan was dismissed before half-time.The win strengthens the French outfit's grip on top spot in the group with Schalke three points behind them in second.Ly...Full Story »

Lyon beats Nancy 3-2 in French league

Posted Sunday, October 03, 2010 by 49 hits

PARIS (AP)—Striker Jimmy Briand scored a double to help Lyon secure its first away points this season in the French league with a much-needed 3-2 win at Nancy on Saturday. Lyon wasted a two-goal lead but Briand scored the winner from close range in the 75th minute after goalkeeper Gennaro Bracigliano failed to hold on to a free kick. Enduring its worst start to the season in 16 years, Ly...Full Story »

Hapoel Tel Aviv 3-1 Lyon - Baston at the double

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by PA90 hits

Michel Bastos' brace earned Lyon a second successive Champions League win which takes them clear at the Group B summit as they came away from Hapoel Tel Aviv 3-1 victors. The Brazil wideman smashed home a sixth-minute penalty - but it is his second, a venomous 20-yard effort, which will live long in the memory. Penalty-taking goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama pulled a goal back for Hapoel with 11 min...Full Story »

Hapoel Tel Aviv v Lyon - Lyon laden with injuries

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by PA108 hits

Hapoel Tel Aviv coach Eli Gutman insists Lyon's current struggles in Ligue 1 will have no bearing on their Champions League encounter in Israel. Lyon currently sit in the relegation zone after failing to win any of their past four league games, including Saturday's home defeat in the Derby du Rhone to arch rivals St Etienne. The pressure is starting to mount on coach Claude Puel but Gutman rem...Full Story »

Perfectly placed Payet deepens Lyon gloom

Posted Sunday, September 26, 2010 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

PARIS (AFP) - Dimitri Payet scored the winning goal and cleared two shots off the line as Saint-Etienne earned a 1-0 win at local rivals Lyon on Saturday to pile the pressure on OL coach Claude Puel. Payet curled home an inch-perfect free-kick in the 75th minute after Saint-Etienne had weathered sustained pressure from their hosts, who were denied by the frame of the goal on three occasions. V...Full Story »

Lyon 1-0 Schalke - Howedes endures night to forget

Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2010 by PA66 hits

Schalke defender Benedikt Howedes had a night to forget as he scored an own goal and was also dismissed in a torrid first half as Lyon began their Champions League campaign with a 1-0 victory. Howedes was unfortunate to be accredited with the game's only goal after 21 minutes when his last-gasp clearance, after some trickery from Michel Bastos, ended with him bundling the ball into his own net ...Full Story »

Agony for Gourcuff as Lyon lose to dad’s Lorient

Posted Sunday, August 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport103 hits

PARIS, Aug 28 (Reuters) - New signing Yoann Gourcuff made an unhappy debut when Olympique Lyon slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Lorient in Ligue 1 on Saturday. Elsewhere, leaders Toulouse made it four wins in four games as midfielders Etienne Capoue and Franck Tabanou earned a 2-0 victory at Nancy. Ten-man Caen suffered their first defeat of the season when they lost 2-0 at home to fellow promoted s...Full Story »

Lyon look to Gourcuff to revive fortunes

Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2010 by YAHOO Sport60 hits

LYON (AFP) - Fallen French giants Lyon are looking to new multi-million euro recruit Yoann Gourcuff to breathe fresh life into a team which has struggled since the departure of Brazil legend Juninho two years ago. Last year's Ligue 1 runners-up have reached agreement with French first division rivals Bordeaux for France international midfielder Gourcuff in a deal worth 22 million euros. The 24...Full Story »

Bordeaux, Lyon remain winless in French league

Posted Monday, August 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport87 hits

PARIS (AP)—Bordeaux and Lyon remain without a win after two rounds of the French league after both were beaten Sunday, casting doubt on their title hopes. Toulouse defeated Bordeaux 2-1 to top the standings on six points level with promoted Caen, which stunned last season’s runner-up Lyon 3-2. Lyon has one point while Bordeaux slipped to last place without a point. Paris Saint-Germ...Full Story »

Lyon warm up for season-opener with Milan draw

Posted Monday, August 02, 2010 by YAHOO Sport64 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Lyon ended their pre-season preparations on a positive note as Jimmy Briand's fine finish secured a 1-1 draw against Italian giants AC Milan in the Emirates Cup on Sunday. Claude Puel's side kick off their French league campaign against Monaco next weekend and they will go into the fixture in confident mood after a fluent display in the pre-season tournament at Arsenal's Emirates...Full Story »

Lennon hopes Lyon fightback will inspire Celtic

Posted Sunday, August 01, 2010 by YAHOO Sport97 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Celtic manager Neil Lennon hopes his side's gutsy fightback to earn a 2-2 draw against Lyon in the Emirates Cup will prove his players with the inspiration for a great escape in the Champions League. Lennon's team recovered from two goals down thanks to late strikes from Gary Hooper and Georgios Samaras in the pre-season tournament at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium on Saturday. But ...Full Story »

Lyon striker Lisandro named top Ligue 1 player

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 by YAHOO Sport95 hits

PARIS, May 9 (Reuters) - Olympique Lyon’s Argentine striker Lisandro Lopez was named Ligue I’s best player of the season on Sunday. Lisandro, who joined from Porto for a club record 24-million euro fee last year, beat Lille midfielder Eden Hazard, Bordeaux forward Marouane Chamakh and Olympique Marseille striker Mamadou Niang in a vote by the league’s players. AJ Auxerre...Full Story »

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