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Municipal De Gerland (ATT 38,761) 21st February 2013 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: W Stark

Lyon Lyon vs Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham

Lyon (2) 1

M Gonalons (17)


Tottenham (3) 1

M Dembele (90)

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  1. 90+3

    FT Lyon 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs progress after a dramtic last gasp equaliser from Dembele. They will now face Inter Milan in the next round.

  2. 90+3

    Dempsey plays it into the corner.

  3. 90+2

    Briand ruled offside.

  4. 90+1

    Spurs now playing keep ball as Lyon look to score and take it into extra time.

  5. 90

    GOAL! Dembele has turned it on its head. He strikes from just outside the box and finds the bottom corner. It's 1-1. Spurs lead 3-2 on aggregate.

  6. 88

    Gallas lumps the ball into the Lyon box but Vercoutre takes it with ease.

  7. 87

    Bale has a go at goal but fires the ball well wide.

  8. 86

    Malbranque tries to find Briand but he is offside.

  9. 86

    Ball is knocked forward. Gallas collects.

  10. 85

    Briand is taken out by Livermore. Free-kick to Lyon inside their own half.

  11. 84

    Umtiti tries to find Briand but Spurs cut it out. One team clearly on top here.

  12. 83

    Livermore comes on in place of Parker.

  13. 81

    Gomis is replaced by Briand.

  14. 81

    Dempsey fires well wide.

  15. 80

    Spurs are putting on the pressure as they look for the goal to put them through.

  16. 78

    Grenier takes, it is headed away by Bale.

  17. 77

    Ghezzal forces a corner for Lyon.

  18. 77

    Adebayor breaks into the Lyon box and feeds Dempsey who fires just wide.

  19. 75

    Corner is cleared. Second one results in Dempsey heading the ball high and wide.

  20. 75

    Bale floats it in and the ball hits a Lyon player and goes out for a corner.

  21. 75

    Free-kick to Spurs.

  22. 74

    Umtiti is booked for time wasting.

  23. 73

    Changes for both sides again as Ghezzal replaces Lisandro. Holtby departs and Sigurdsson is his replacement.

  24. 70

    Malbranque tries to go past Assou-Ekotto but he doesn't have much success and the ball goes through to Friedel.

  25. 69

    Holby fouls Umtiti. Free-kick Lyon. It comes to nothing yet again.

  26. 68

    Lyon can't make anything of it and Spurs have the ball back.

  27. 67

    Malbranque is fouled by Assou-Ekotto. Free-kick Lyon.

  28. 66

    Bale has a shot from the edge of the box and Vercoutre parries the ball. Lyon clear.

  29. 65

    Changes for both sides as Lacazette goes off and is replaced by Malbranque. Lennon is replaced by Dempsey.

  30. 64

    Adebayor hits the bar! then Lennon goes down. Lennon appeals for a penalty. Not given.

  31. 63

    Nothing comes of it.

  32. 63

    Spurs break and Gonalons is booked for a foul on Bale. Free-kick Spurs.

  33. 62

    Gomis is put through and Friedel comes out to meet him,, the ball drops to Lacazette who fails to score as he goes down easily.

  34. 61

    Gallas miss kicks the ball but Walker is able to head the ball back to Friedel.

  35. 60

    Spurs try to build but lose possession and Lyon attack only to run the ball out of play. Spurs back in possession.

  36. 58

    Umtiti launches it to Gomis but his shot is blocked and it goes behind. Goal-kick Spurs.

  37. 57

    Lisandro goes down easily under pressure from walker. Free-kick Lyon.

  38. 57

    Bale delivers but Gomis heads clear Another corner but it is punched cleared by Vercoutre.

  39. 56

    Umtiti tries to find Gomis but he is fended off by Vertonghen awho gets the ball back to Friedel. Spurs then attack and gain a corner.

  40. 54

    Umtiti whips a ball into the Spurs box, ball is cleared, comes back in but is cleared again. Grenier then has a shot at goal but Friedel stops it. Spurs clear. Worrying times for them.

  41. 53

    Lisandro is ruled out for offside

  42. 52

    Assou-Ekotto gives away a free-kick deep in Lyon's half.

  43. 51

    Assou-Ekotto crosses the ball just under the crossbar for Adebayor but Vercoutre gathers.

  44. 49

    Ball is fed through to Lisandro but the ball is blocked. Spurs break and Adebayor crosses the ball to Bale but he taps the ball just wide. Lyon survive.

  45. 48

    Assou-Ekotto tries to get the ball in but is ushered out of play. Goal-kick Lyon.

  46. 47

    Grenier tries to find Lisandro but is blocked off. Spurs regain possession.

  47. 46

    Bale slips but sends a good ball to Assou-Ekotto who wastes a ball and fires the ball out of play.

  48. 46

    Spurs get the second half underway

  49. 45

    HT Lyon 1-0 Spurs (2-2 agg). At the moment Lyon are going through. 45 minutes for Spurs to turn this one around.

  50. 44

    So close for Spurs! Holtby has a shot on goal from the edge of the box and hits the post.

  51. 42

    Lacazette has a chance but doesn't catch it right and Friedel saves.

  52. 41

    Corner taken by Bale but it fails to get past the first man and is cleared.

  53. 40

    Bale goes on a run from his own half and manages to force a corner.

  54. 39

    Greneir tries to find Gomis again but the ball is blocked and Spurs try to break but get nowhere and Lyon come right back at them. Gallas clears the ball out of play.

  55. 38

    Bale tries to find Holtby but is cut out. Lyon break and the ball is threaded through to Gomis but he's offside.

  56. 37

    Spurs are arwarded a free-kick just inside there own half and start knocking it around the back.

  57. 35

    He whips it in but Vertonghen is ruled out for offside.

  58. 35

    Free-kick to Spurs. Bale to take

  59. 33

    Bale dances down the wing and crosses trying to find Adebayor but it is cleared.

  60. 32

    Lisandro fires wide after Lacazette crosses the ball into him in the box. Terrible contact.

  61. 30

    Bale tries to dribble his way past the Lyon back line but Bisevac gets a foot in and clears.

  62. 29

    Fofana tries to play in Gomis but over hits it and the ball rolls wide.

  63. 28

    Cleared once again by Spurs.

  64. 28

    Cleared. Another corner.

  65. 27

    Grenier's free-kick is nodded behind by Assou-Ekotto. Corner to Lyon.

  66. 27

    High foot from Assou-Ekotto. Free-kick Lyon in a dangerous position.

  67. 26

    Ball is lumped forward to Adebayor who climbs high but is deemed to have fouled Bisevac. Free-kick Lyon.

  68. 25

    Grenier fires the ball way over the bar after a promising spell of pressure by Lyon.

  69. 24

    Umtiti is brought down by Walker and he is booked for his troubles.

  70. 23

    Lacazette tries to find Gomis but over hits it and ball goes through to Friedel.

  71. 22

    It doesn't come to much though and Lyon clear their lines.

  72. 21

    Gonalons tries to get through the Spurs defence but they stand strong and Holtby starts up a Spurs attack.

  73. 20

    Fofana tries to find Grenier but hits the ball too hard and the ball rolls through to Friedel.

  74. 19

    Free-kick to Lyon after Lisandro goes down easily under pressure from Parker but it comes to nothing.

  75. 18

    Spurs now must score if they are to progress and there are straight into the Lyon half looking for an equaliser.

  76. 17

    GOAL! Lyon take the lead. Grenier takes and Gonalons heads in. It's 1-0 on the night. 2-2 on aggregate.

  77. 15

    Walker fouls Lisandro. Free-kick Lyon.

  78. 15

    Holtby puts Adebayor through but he is called offside.

  79. 14

    Tottenham are playing the ball around the half way line at the moment.

  80. 13

    Holtby finds Adebayor who tries to slide Lennon through but he is ushered out.

  81. 12

    It comes to nothing

  82. 11

    Lacazette catches Assou-Ekotto on the ball, he then fails the Tottenham man. Free-kick Spurs.

  83. 10

    Spurs break and try to find a way through the Lyon defence, they build up some nice possession before Holtby loses control and the ball goes out of play for a throw-in.

  84. 10

    Grenier fires the ball straight into the wall, tries again and his cross finds Lacazette but he heads straight at Friedel who makes a comfortable save.

  85. 9

    Lyon hit Tottenham again and Walker prevents Lisandro from getting inside. Free-kick Lyon.

  86. 8

    Grenier finds Lisandro but he is muscled out by Walker.

  87. 7

    Lacazette is ruled offside.

  88. 6

    Bale takes, Gallas gets his head to it but heads it high and wide.

  89. 6

    Walker is caught by Umtiti. Free-kick Spurs.

  90. 4

    Dembele bursts into the Lyon half and Spurs start knocking the ball around.

  91. 3

    Grenier takes, Adebayor hooks the ball away. Lisandro goes for goal but fires wide. Goal-kick Spurs.

  92. 3

    Gomis tries to cross the ball, Vertonghen blocks. Corner to Lyon.

  93. 1

    Ball is cleared by Spurs after a bit of a scramble

  94. 1

    Assou-Ekotto is penalised for a high foot on Gomis. Free-kick to Lyon.

  95. 1

    Spurs gain possession as Lyon lose the ball straight away.

  96. 1

    Lyon get the first half underway at the Stade Gerland.

  97. There will be a minute silence

  98. The teams are in the tunnel

  99. The first leg saw Tottenham take the initiative with a 2-1 victory at White Hart Lane. The in form Gareth Bale grabbed both goals for Spurs with Samuel Umtiti scoring a scorcher to give Lyon some hope in this second leg.

  100. Lyon sub bench is: Lopes, Kone, Ferri, Dabo, Malbranque, Briand, Ghezzal

  101. Lyon team news is out and they line up as follows: Vercoutre, Reveillere, Bisevac, Lovren, Umtiti, Fofana, Grenier, Gonalons, Lacazette, Gomis, Lopez.

  102. Sky Bet are offering odds of 11/8 for Lyon to win tonight, with Spurs priced at 15/8. There are odds of 12/5 for a draw. As for qualifying overall Lyon are 6/4 whilst Spurs are 1/2. Gareth Bale to score first is 13/2. Bet on Lyon v Tottenham now

  103. Still waiting to hear on the Lyon team news at the moment

  104. The subs bench for Tottenham tonight is: Lloris, Naughton, Caulker, Dawson Livermore, Dempsey and Sigurdsson.

  105. The team news is out and Tottenham line up as follows: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Dembele, Parker, Lennon, Bale, Holtby, Adebayor

  106. Hello and welcome to the live text for Lyon against Tottenham Hotspur. Nat Whitney here to guide you through the match. Got any thoughts on tonights match? Send them to and I'll try put as many of them out as I can before and during the match.



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