Lyon: Vercoutre; Reveillere, Lovren,
Koné, Umtiti; Gonalons, Fofana, Malbranque (Lacazette 64'); Jimmy
Briand, Lisandro (Gomis 65'), Monzón. 4-3-3.
Athletic: Iraizoz; Iraola, Amorebieta, Gurpegui, Aurtenetxe; Iturraspe, Ander Herrera; Susaeta, De Marcos, Muniain (Ibai Gómez 66'); Aduríz (Llorente 59'). 4-2-3-1.
1-0. 54. Lisandro. Steered header wide of Iraizoz from Révellière's long cross.
1-1. 79. Ibai Gómez. Picked up Llorente pass and curled shot wide of Vercoutre.
2-1. 86. Jimmy Briand. Following up after Iraizoz pushed out shot from Fofana.
Once again Athletic Bilbao slipped up in the Europa League this season, and after a 2-1 defeat at Olympique Lyon they are virtually out of the competition. Bielsa's side did look better than in previous games, and Aduríz in particular tested Vercoutre a couple of times before the break. Iraizoz saved from Malbranque in reply, but early in the second half the French side took the lead when Lisandro headed Révellière's cross wide of the keeper. The introduction of the ostracized Llorente improved things, and he had a big part in setting up Ibai Gómez for the equalizer. A few minutes later Susaeta got free on goal only to shoot at the keeper, but soon afterwards Jimmy Briand got the winner for the locals after Iraizoz could only push out Fofana's wickedly swerving shot.