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Besiktas 2-1 Olympique Lyonnais (3-3agg): Lyon win by 7-6 on Penalties

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Besiktas defeated Olympique Lyonnais by 2-1 at their home ground to tie the aggregate score on 3-3, but Lyon kept their cool to seal the deal in the penalty shootouts.

Lyon came into this tie with a one goal cushion. Beşiktaş had managed to get a vital away goal in the first leg which must have worked as a catalyst for them.

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Besiktas made a bright start but they were almost silenced in the 14th minute, when Tolisso broke into the box and controlled Lacazette’s pass only to shoot wide.

Beşiktaş forged ahead in the 27th minute when the hosts took a quick corner through Quaresma, then Oguzhan Ozyakup played a good ball to Talisca who was in a lot of time and space on the edge of the box, he turned and then fired a low shot through a few defenders and into the bottom corner of the net.

Their enjoyment was short lived as Lyon equalised in the 34th minute through Lacazette, who scored his 31st goal of the season in all competitions. Gonalons played the ball through to the striker who just had the keeper to beat, on the volley he produced a brilliant finish to loft the ball over Fabri and into the back of the net.

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Lyon went agonisingly close to taking the lead in the 41st minute. Lacazette only had the keeper to beat, he curled a superb shot around Fabri and it looked to be heading into the bottom right-hand corner, but it hits the inside of the post and bounces out for a goal-kick. Everyone in the ground thought it was in!

Lopes pulled off a world class save to deny Tosun from close range in the 56th minute. The striker got above his marker and fired a powerful header at goal which looked to have beaten the Lyon keeper, however Lopes made a great save to keep Beşiktaş at bay.

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But Beşiktaş took the lead in the 58th minute when Adriano whipped the ball into the box and Talisca, who was unmarked, produced an excellent finish to score his second goal of the game. His powerful header proved too much for Lopes.

Here’s a summary of the nerve thrilling penalty shootout :-

  • Ryan Babel ( Beşiktaş ) ✔
  • Nabil Fekir ( Lyon ) ✔
  • Cenk Tosun ( Beşiktaş ) ✔
  • Corentin Tolisso ( Lyon ) ✔
  • Atiba Hutchinson ( Beşiktaş ) ✔
  • Rachid Ghezzal ( Lyon ) ✔
  • Tolgay Ali Arslan ( Beşiktaş ) ✔
  • Maciej Rybus ( Lyon ) ✔
  • Talisca ( Beşiktaş ) ✔
  • Mathieu Valbuena ( Lyon ) ✔

As the score was tied on 5-5, the game went to Sudden Death.

  • Necip Uysal ( Beşiktaş ) ✔
  • Mouctar Diakhaby ( Lyon ) ✔
  • Duško Tošić ( Beşiktaş ) ✖
  • Christophe Jallet ( Lyon ) ✖
  • Matej Mitrović ( Beşiktaş ) ✖
  • Maxime Gonalons ( Lyon ) ✔

Lyon win by 7-6 on Penalties.