Champions League: RB Leipzig take group victory after draw against Olympique Lyon

Tuesday, 10.12.2019
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Olympique Lyon – RB Leipzig 2: 2 (0: 2)

  In the second round of the Champions League RB had already made it on the penultimate round of the first round, with the 2: 2 (2: 0) against Lyon, the team of Julian Nagelsmann also secured the group victory. The victory against Olympique gave Leipzig but late out of hand. The goals for Leipzig were achieved by Emil Forsberg (9th minute) and Timo Werner (33rd) in each case by a penalty kick. Houssem Aouar (50) and Memphis Depay (82) met for Lyon. Zenit have lost St. Petersburg 0-3 (0-0) at Benfica in Fernduell, so Lyon are also in the last sixteen.


Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes put his team in trouble at the start of the game as he knocked Yussuf Poulsen off in the penalty area. Since Poulsen was in front of the keeper on the ball, there was a video penalty, penalty. Forsberg certainly turned down the left, Lopes flew into the other corner (9). 24 minutes later, it was again penalty for Leipzig: this time Christopher Nkunku was fouled in the penalty area. Instead of Forsberg now met Werner. Although keeper Lopes came to the ball, he was unable to parry the shot of Leipzig's top goalscorer (33.). Lyon came just before the end of the first half after a fault pass from Werner by Dembelé and Tousart to a chance, the team was accompanied under whistles in the cabin.

Lyon seemed to have spurred on the reaction of the fans and returned with a goal after the restart: Mukiele did not attack the ball leading Aouar in the penalty area, who hit the left from 13 meters (50 '). In the 82nd minute Debay rescued his team to move into the second round.

  The draw is on the 16th of December. For Leipzig it is the first participation in the knockout round of the premier class.

Benfica Lisbon – Zenit St. Petersburg 3: 0 (0: 0)

The hosts have secured by winning the entry into the Europa League. Benfica was started as group bottom with four points in the game. Zenit had a seven-point draw in Lisbon to reach the knockout round in second place. The equalizer of Lyon against Leipzig Zenit, however, is bottom club.

  Benfica took the lead at the start of the second half through Franco Cervi (46 ') and extended it a few minutes later. Zenits Douglas Santos got the ball in the box and Benfica's captain Pizzi converted the penalty into the left corner (58 '). Santos, previously warned with yellow, saw the action yellow-red. And it was even worse from view for Zenit: Shortly before the end Azmoun faked the ball after a corner untenable in the own goal (79.).

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