Lisandro double gives Lyons edge
Lyons 3 Bordeaux 1
Wednesday 31 March 2010
Lyons will take a handy advantage into the second leg of their all-French Champions League quarter-final with Bordeaux after they came out on top in a thoroughly entertaining game.
Lisandro Lopez had given the home side an early lead before Marouane Chamakh nodded home a leveller. But Michel Bastos' fierce shot and Lisandro's late penalty saw Lyons secure a two-goal advantage to take to Stade Chaban Delmas.
The Lyons president, Jean-Michel Aulas, had described the tie as "a war" and it was his side who handled the pressure of battle with the greater poise, even if it was the visitors who made the more settled start, with Yoann Gourcuff and Jaroslav Plasil looking comfortable in midfield.
But Bordeaux were dealt a blow as the home side took the lead against the run of play. Mathieu Bodmer latched on to a long ball down the right and his ball into the box was turned in from close range by Lisandro.
The lead lasted only four minutes as Chamakh grabbed a vital away goal. Lyon were caught short on the break after giving away possession and Chamakh headed home from Gourcuff's pinpoint cross. Lyons continued to press and were rewarded when Bastos fired them back ahead. Miralem Pjanic's cross was not cleared and Bastos cut back onto his left foot to rifle into the far corner of the net for his fifth goal in five games.
Bordeaux were still a threat and they were left wondering how they were not level again after 61 minutes. Chamakh got on the end of an excellent cross and seemed certain to equalise only for keeper Hugo Lloris to palm the ball away with his left hand as he moved to his right.
Jean Makoun should have increased Lyon's lead but his weak effort was smothered before Ferreira Jussie saw his volley cannon back off the bar at the other end. But the tie swung in Lyons' favour when they were awarded a 77th-minute penalty after Mathieu Chalme was harshly adjudged to have handled in the area and Lisandro made no mistake from the spot.
Lyons Lloris, Reveillere, Cris, Bodmer, Cissokho, Makoun (Ederson 71), Toulalan, Delgado, Pjanic (Govou 65), Michel Bastos (Kallstrom 66), Lopez. Substitutes not used: Vercoutre, Boumsong, Gomis, Gonalons.
Bordeaux Carrasso, Chalme (Henrique 82), Sane, Ciani, Tremoulinas, Gouffran (Bellion 84), Plasil, Menegazzo, Wendell (Jussie 71), Gourcuff, Chamakh. Substitutes not used: Rame, Jurietti, Cavenaghi, Placente.
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
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