Champions League - Group H
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Valencia 0-2 Lyon

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'I don't care if Valencia play Man Utd'

Gary Neville's first game as Valencia manager ended in defeat as the Spanish side lost 2-0 at home to Lyon to go out of the Champions League.

The hosts hit the post early on through defender Mustafi, who then had a goal disallowed for a push in the area.

Maxwell Cornet curled in a shot for Lyon before the break and Alexandre Lacazette calmly added their second.

"We must take defeat on the chin and realise it is unacceptable to lose at Mestalla," said Neville afterwards.

Joined in the dugout by his brother and assistant manager Phil, Neville was animated on the touchline and said the game could have been different had Mustafi's early goal been given.

"The players thought it was not a foul," added Neville, whose side drop into the Europa League. "I used to whinge a lot as a player, but won't blame referees as a manager unless I feel I have to. Tonight I don't as Lyon did well."

First game in management, but Neville 'didn't feel stressed at all'

A suit and a first taste of home anger

Gary and Phil Neville
Brothers Gary and Phil Neville were in upbeat mood ahead of kick-off

Valencia rallied for their new manager with 11 shots after half-time, but in the end the result was irrelevant as Gent's win over Zenit St Petersburg ensured the Spanish side would not have qualified even if they had won.

Neville, wearing a suit, stood in his technical area throughout much of his managerial bow but his side were jeered in parts by the home support, who have now seen Los Che win just once in six outings.

"We showed a lot of spirit and fight but didn't really create enough chances to win the game," added Neville, who succeeded Nuno Espirito Santo last week.

"I didn't feel stressed at all. I don't feel stress now. I'm disappointed."

Manchester United in Europe?

Gary Neville
Valencia's early disallowed goal saw Neville celebrate on the touchline

Three straight Champions League defeats, without scoring a goal, have ruined Valencia's European campaign and a number of injuries to first-team members did not help Neville in his first game.

They will return to La Liga action five points adrift of the qualification places for next year's competition but will be in this season's Europa League.

Valencia could meet Neville's old club Manchester United in that competition but, still smarting from the defeat, he said "at this moment I couldn't care whether we play Manchester United or someone else".

Lyon celebrate
Alexandre Lacazette scored Lyon's second on the counter attack but they stayed bottom of the group

Roma's ugly route through

Bayer Leverkusen saw Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen produce two stunning second-half saves in their 1-1 draw with the defending champions - a result which sees the German side eliminated.

Javier Hernandez struck his 12th goal in 11 club games to level Lionel Messi's early strike.

Roma, who drew 0-0 with BATE Borisov, finished second in the group on six points. Their tally equals the record low for any side reaching the knockout stages since the tournament moved to three points for a win.

Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez and Bayer Leverkusen will feature in the Europa League

Line-ups

Valencia

  • 24Domenech Sánchez
  • 2Cavaco Cancelo
  • 5MustafiBooked at 38mins
  • 23AbdennourBooked at 24mins
  • 14Gayá Peña
  • 12Barbosa da SilvaSubstituted forNegredoat 52'minutes
  • 10Parejo
  • 15PérezSubstituted forFuego Martínezat 24'minutes
  • 22Mina LorenzoBooked at 44mins
  • 9Alcácer
  • 20de PaulSubstituted forPiattiat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Santos
  • 7Negredo
  • 11Piatti
  • 18Fuego Martínez
  • 25Ryan
  • 28Carbonell Gil
  • 33Gil de Pareja

Lyon

  • 1Lopes
  • 20Rafael
  • 2Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 15Morel
  • 3Bedimo
  • 14DarderSubstituted forKonéat 77'minutes
  • 21Gonalons
  • 8TolissoBooked at 68mins
  • 27Cornet
  • 10LacazetteSubstituted forBeauvueat 77'minutes
  • 7GrenierSubstituted forGhezzalat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Koné
  • 5Bisevac
  • 9Beauvue
  • 11Ghezzal
  • 17Malbranque
  • 28Mvuemba
  • 30Gorgelin
Referee:
Matej Jug
Attendance:
32,494

Match Stats

Home TeamValenciaAway TeamLyon
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home14
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Valencia CF 0, Lyon 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Valencia CF 0, Lyon 2.

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Rafael.

Attempt blocked. Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Santi Mina with a headed pass.

Foul by Santi Mina (Valencia CF).

Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia CF).

Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Valencia CF. João Cancelo tries a through ball, but Paco Alcácer is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Javi Fuego (Valencia CF) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by João Cancelo with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Henri Bedimo.

Foul by João Cancelo (Valencia CF).

Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paco Alcácer (Valencia CF).

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Lyon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Offside, Valencia CF. Daniel Parejo tries a through ball, but Paco Alcácer is caught offside.

Foul by Santi Mina (Valencia CF).

Henri Bedimo (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Aymen Abdennour (Valencia CF) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Pablo Piatti with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Rafael.

Attempt blocked. Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Pablo Piatti (Valencia CF) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by João Cancelo with a cross.

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Bakary Koné.

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Bakary Koné.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Claudio Beauvue replaces Alexandre Lacazette.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Bakary Koné replaces Sergi Darder.

Goal!

Goal! Valencia CF 0, Lyon 2. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Corentin Tolisso with a through ball following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Valencia CF. Pablo Piatti replaces Rodrigo de Paul.

Attempt missed. Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Valencia CF. Conceded by Anthony Lopes.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sergi Darder (Lyon).

Attempt saved. Sergi Darder (Lyon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexandre Lacazette.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Rachid Ghezzal replaces Clément Grenier.

Attempt missed. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Maxwell Cornet with a cross.

Booking

Corentin Tolisso (Lyon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Parejo (Valencia CF) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Corentin Tolisso (Lyon).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 9th December 2015

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As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid65101931616
2PSG64111211113
3Shakhtar Donetsk6105714-73
4Malmö FF6105121-203

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolfsburg640296312
2PSV Eindhoven631287110
3Man Utd62227708
4CSKA Moscow611459-44

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid6411113813
2Benfica6312108210
3Galatasaray6123610-45
4FC Astana6042511-64

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City6402128412
2Juventus632163311
3Sevilla6204811-36
4B Mgladbach6123812-45

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona64201541114
2Roma61321116-56
3B Leverkusen6132131216
4BATE Borisov6123512-75

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich65011931615
2Arsenal6303121029
3Olympiakos6303613-79
4Dinamo Zagreb6105314-113

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea64111331013
2Dynamo Kiev632184411
3FC Porto631298110
4Maccabi Tel-Aviv6006116-150

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg6501136715
2KAA Gent631287110
3Valencia620459-46
4Lyon611459-44
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