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Pavel Kaderabek denticulate an abrasion time blaster as Hoffenheim anchored a 2-2 draw abroad at Lyon in their UEFA Champions League accumulation F bout on Wednesday night.

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Lyon’s captain and France World Cup winner, Nabil Fekir, opened the scoring in the 19th minute for the home side, bundling in afterwards the brawl had ricocheted about the Hoffenheim amends area.

The French aggregation angled their advance beneath than 10 account later, Tanguy Ndombele side-footing in a deflected attempt from abreast the amends atom afterwards accomplished assignment bottomward the larboard flank.

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Lyon appeared to be canoeing to an accessible win that would accept put them aloof one point abaft accumulation leaders Manchester City, abnormally afterwards Hoffenheim’s Kasim Nuhu was beatific off aloof afterwards bisected time for a additional bookable offense.

The Germans rallied from that setback impressively, halving the arrears on the hour through Andrej Kramaric’s bouncing attempt from connected range.

That ambition set up a cheeky end, decidedly as Lyon connected to squander presentable goal-scoring affairs to put the bold to bed.

The Germans completed their improvement in abeyance time aback Kaderabek timed his run altogether to access on cue at the aback column and tap in afterwards an outswinging free-kick.

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The aftereffect leaves Lyon in additional abode on six points, three abaft accumulation leaders City, while Hoffenheim are third afterwards acrimonious up their third draw of the competition.

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Olympique Lyonnais Club Profile

Olympique Lyonnais, commonly referred to as simply Lyon or OL, is a French football club based in Lyon. It plays in France’s highest football division, Ligue 1. The club was formed as Lyon Olympique Universitaire in 1899, according to many supporters and sport historians, but was nationally established as a club in 1950. The club’s most successful period has been the 21st century. The club won its first Ligue 1 championship in 2002, starting a national record-setting streak of seven successive titles. Lyon has also won a record seven Trophée des Champions, five Coupe de France titles and three Ligue 2 titles.

Lyon has participated in the UEFA Champions League 12 times, and during the 2009–10 season, reached the semi-finals of the competition for the first time after three previous quarter-final appearances. Olympique Lyonnais plays its home matches at the 59,186-seat Parc Olympique Lyonnais, commercially known as Groupama Stadium, in Décines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon. The club’s home colours are white, red and blue. Lyon was a member of the G14 group of leading European football clubs and are founder members of its successor, the European Club Association.

Olympique Lyonnais is one of the most popular clubs in France. A 2009 survey found that about 11% of the country’s football fans support the club, a proportion Lyon shared with Paris Saint-Germain, behind only Olympique de Marseille. The club’s nickname, Les Gones, means “The Kids” in Lyon’s regional dialect of Arpitan. The chairman of Lyon is Jean-Michel Aulas and the club is managed by Bruno Génésio. Olympique Lyonnais also has a successful women’s football team that has won its league a record 15 times. The women’s team has also won nine Coupe de France titles and the UEFA Women’s Champions League in 2011, 2012, 2016 and 2017.

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