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RBL finish top with 2-2 draw against Olympique Lyon

Group winners | Draw against Olympique Lyon | Forsberg (9') and Werner (33') score from the spot | Upamecano shown third yellow card

RB Leipzig drew 2-2 at Olympique Lyon and ensured they finish top of Group G. Julian Nagelsmann's side scored twice from the spot during the first half during a match that featured few chances for either side. Lyon managed to strike twice after the break, and the draw was enough for them to advance to the round of 16. 
 
Dayot Upamecano was shown a yellow card early on (2'), and will now be suspended for Leipzig's first round of 16 match. Emil Forsberg gave Leipzig the lead from the spot early on (9'), after Yussuf Poulsen was fouled in the box by Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes. Then, Timo Werner stepped up to the spot to score Leipzig's second goal of the night, after Christopher Nkunku was brought down in the penalty area (33'). 

Houssem Aouar scored a spectacular goal to claw one back for Lyon (50'), which proved to be one of the few highlights from early in the second half. Neither side had many chances for much of the half, before things picked up again towards the end. Memphis Depay scored the equaliser for the hosts in the 82nd minute. 

The match finished level a two apiece, a result that both teams can be pleased with. The point was enough for Lyon to finish second and advance to the next round, while Leipzig can celebrate finishing top of Group G. 

Teams

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Julian Nagelsmann made five changes to his starting XI for this final group game.
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The Bulls had some impressive travelling support with them.

Match Facts

Highlights

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2nd minute: Dayot Upamecano is given a yellow card for an early foul. He's picked up three during the group stage so will miss out on the first knockout game.
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7th minute: Yussuf Poulsen is brought down by Anthony Lopes inside the penalty area. The referee doesn't give a foul...but VAR does!
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9th minute: GOAL FOR RBL! Emil Forsberg slots it into the bottom left corner from the penalty spot! 1-0.
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A big early step towards topping the group.
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32nd minute: Another penalty! Christopher Nkunku is fouled inside the penalty area.
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33rd minute: GOAL FOR RBL! Timo Werner converts this one. Lopes gets a touch to it but not enough to stop it. 2-0!

45 +2 minute: Lyon launch a dangerous counterattack but Upamecano makes a last ditch block to prevent the hosts from scoring. It remains 2-0 at half time.

50th minute: Houssem Aouar curls his shot into the top left corner to hand Lyon a lifeline early in the second half.

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60th minute: Forsberg is denied from distance.
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65th minute: Diego Demme combines with Marcelo Saracchi and shoots from close range. Unfortunately his effort is blocked.

74th minute: Gulácsi makes a tremendous save from a Memphis Depay free kick.

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80th minute: Lopes is there to deny Forsberg again.

82nd minute: Goal for Lyon. Gulácsi makes an initial save but it comes back to Depay, who holds off Saracchi and finds the back of the net to make it 2-2.

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86th minute: A real goal mouth scramble breaks out in Lyon's penalty area but somehow neither Matheus Cunha or Konrad Laimer can take advantage.
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90 +5 minute: Full time! The point means we finish top of the group!

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