Football: Depay strikes late to send Lyon through to last 16

Football: Depay strikes late to send Lyon through to last 16

Olympique Lyonnais fought back from 2-0 down to reach the Champions League's last 16 thanks to a late Memphis Depay goal that earned them a 2-2 home draw against Group G winners RB Leipzig on Tuesday.

Champions League - Group G - Olympique Lyonnais v RB Leipzig
Soccer Football - Champions League - Group G - Olympique Lyonnais v RB Leipzig - Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France - December 10, 2019 Olympique Lyonnais' Memphis Depay scores their second goal REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

LYON, France: Olympique Lyonnais fought back from 2-0 down to reach the Champions League's last 16 thanks to a late Memphis Depay goal that earned them a 2-2 home draw against Group G winners RB Leipzig on Tuesday (Dec 10).

Dutch striker Depay found the back of the net eight minutes from fulltime after Hassem Aouar's superb second-half goal had reduced the deficit with Lyon having conceded two first-half penalties in a catastrophic start at the Groupama stadium.

Leipzig topped the group with 11 points while Lyon finished second on eight points.

Benfica will play in the Europa League knockout phase after finishing ahead of Zenit St Petersburg thanks to a better head-to-head record following a 3-0 home win against the Russian side.

Source: Reuters

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