All three of Olympique Lyonnais’ Champions League group rivals played this weekend…
After eight games, Dynamo remain second with 2à points, behind Shaktar on goal difference.
Shovkovsky, Markovic (Milevsky 46’), Sablic, Rodrigo, Nesmachniy, Gavrancic, Yussuf, Correa (Belkevich 71’), Diego Rincon (Cernat 80’), Husyev, Shatskikh.
[IMG41156#L]After two disappointing results, Steaua Bucarest bounced back with a 2-1 home win over Gloria Birstrita. After trailing to an early goal, Steaua managed to overhaul their opponents thanks to a Bostina penalty and goal from Oprita, his fourth of the season. Thanks to the win, Steaua reclaim second place in the standings from FC Cluj (beaten 1-0 at Arad), and they close to within 4 points of Dinamo Bucharest, who have a game in hand.
For this match, Steaua coach Cosmin Oalroiu elected to rest certain players including Dica, wh came on in the second half.
Cernea, Saban, Goian, Baciu, Marin, Stancu, Petre (Lovin 60’), Bostina (c), Coman (Dica 54’), Oprita, Badea (Ghionea 78’).
[IMG41155#L]In Sevilla, Real Madrid defeated Betis 1-0 thanks to a header from Mahamadou Diarra, his first goal for his new team. The day after the win, the Spanish press described Djila’s performance as ‘majestic’ (As). The win saw Fabio Capello’s side take the provisional lead in the Liga standings.
Despite the excellent performance, offensively and defensively, the Real players’ joy was tempered by a serious knee injury to Brazilian right-back Cicinho.
Real Madrid: Casillas, Roberto Carlos, Cannavaro, Sergio Ramos, Cicinho (Raul Bravo 37’), Emerson, Guti, Diarra, Van Nisterlrooy, Cassano (Raul 61’), Reyes (Beckham 24’)