OL let win slip away against Hoffenheim
. AS IT HAPPENED .
19’. After Mendy's shot hits the bar, Fekir beats the keeper from close range. 1-0.
24’. Massive save from Lopes to deny Belfodil.
28’. Ndombele's deflected shot goes past Baumann and into the back of the net. 2-0.
51’. Nuhu picks up his second yellow card and leaves Hoffenheim down to 10 men.
52’. An offside call rules out Denayer's goal.
65’. Kramaric beats Lopes from distance to cut into Lyon's lead. 2-1.
90+2’. Lyon can't clear a free kick into the box, and Baderabek takes full advantage. 2-2.
90+3’. Dembélé scores the go-head goal for OL… only for the offside flag to go up.
In search of a win that would put them on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages, OL welcomed Hoffenheim to Groupama Stadium a few weeks after playing to a wild 3-3 draw in Germany in the first leg. Playing with a 3-5-2 formation, Lyon looked intent on making it a more one-sided affair Wednesday night by taking a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Nabil Fekir (19 ', 1- 0) and and Tanguy Ndombele (28 ', 2-0), as well as some timely saves by goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.
The three points looked all but assured when Nuhu (51') was sent off after receiving his second yellow card of the match and Hoffenheim went down to 10 men. Jason Denayer, because of the offside flag (52 '), Fekir (54') and Ndombele (54' and 57') all missed chances to put the game away, while the visitors were suddenly brought back to life by Kramaric (65 ', 2-1). Suddenly under pressure, Lopes was once again called upon in goal, but Fekir (73') and later Memphis (81') also wasted golden opportunities. They'd end up paying dearly, as Kaderabek salvaged a last-gasp point for Hoffenheim by scoring the equalizer in the second minute of extra time.
. THE STAT .