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Eagles Blitz Lyon

Jorge Jesus’ Benfica side have themselves right back in the hunt for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League as Olympique Lyonnais, who only needed a point to qualify, were beaten 4-3, though the three late OL strikes give them the head-to-head edge over the Portuguese should the sides finish equal on points.

A dream first half for the hosts had them three goals to the good thanks to strikes from Alan Kardec, Fabio Coentrao and Javi Garcia, all of which were assisted by Carlos Martins. Coentrao struck again after the break, but Lyon rallied in the final 15 minutes with goals from Yoann Gourcuff, Bafetimbi Gomis and Dejan Lovren.

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