Olympique Lyonnais’s three Group E opponents all played this weekend… but not all went according to plan…
Having to play behind closed doors as punishment for crowd trouble during the derby against Dinamo, Steau recorded a crucial 4-2 win over European rivals CFR Cluj. The goals came from Ghionea, Thereau and Dica, twice. Cosmin Olaroiu’s side made the game safe in the opening 45 minutes, leading 3-0 at the pause.
Despite the win, Steaua is still nine points behind the leader… Dinamo Bucharest.
Carlos, Stancu, Baciu, Ghionea, P.Marin, Nicolita, Ov.Petre (Lovin 72’), Paraschiv, Bostina (Oprita 66’), Dica, Thereau (Badea 76’).
[IMG41157#L] Dynamo Kiev had the perfect warm-up for Lyon
In defeating Dniepropetrovsk 2-0 away, Dynamo Kiev prepared for Tuesday’s visit of Lyon in style. The visitors took the lead in the 22nd minute through their Ukrainian international Artem Milevsky before Brazilian Diogo Rincon added a second and his fourth in six games. Despite the win, Anatoliy Demyanenko’s side remain second on the ladder, behind Shaktar Donetsk on goal difference.
Lutsenko, Markovic, Rodolfo, Gavrancic, El Kaddouri, Corrêa, Mikhalik, Yussuf, Diogo Rincon (Kleber), Rebrov, Milevski (Shatskikh 85’)
[IMG41155#L] Real beaten
Real Madrid lost 1-0 to Getafe. The result is surprising but deserved after Real failed to create any openings while looking fragile at the back. For this little Madrid derby, Fabio Capello was without the services of Cicinho, Salgado, Reyes, Sergio Ramos and Cannavaro. Despite the introduction of Raul and Ronaldo at the break, Madrid went down to their first defeat of the season. Ronaldo was sent off in stoppage time and will now be suspended for next weekend’s match against Barcelona.
Real are currently fifth in the standings.
Casillas, Roberto Carlos, Helguera, Mejia, Raul Bravo, Emerson, Beckham (Robinho 68’), Guti, Diarra (Raul 46’), Van Nistelrooy, Cassano (Ronaldo 46’).