last-gasp coulibaly puts gent in sight of progress published: tuesday 24 november 2015, 22.45cet lyon 1-2 gent kalifa coulibaly headed the winner in the final seconds of the match to take the visitors second in group h and end lyon's european campaign.
kalifa coulibaly's last-gasp winner lifts gent into second in group h jordan ferri gives lyon early lead in last european game at stade de gerland (7) gent's danijel milicevic levels with fine free-kick (32) coulibaly heads decisive goal in last action of night (90+5) final group h matches: valencia v lyon, gent v zenit (9 december)
kalifa coulibaly scored the most dramatic of winners with the very last touch of the match as gent earned a win at lyon that took the belgian debutants into second place in uefa champions league group h and ended their hosts' european campaign for another year.
having collected only one point from their first four fixtures, lyon needed a positive start in what was the final european game at their stade de gerland, and promptly got it thanks to jordan ferri's first goal since december 2014. rachid ghezzal won the ball 20 metres out and delayed his pass to allow ferri a clear run; the lyon midfielder beat the otherwise impeccable matz sels at his near post.
the gent goalkeeper twice denied alexandre lacazette as lyon sought to press home their advantage, although the visitors passed up a glorious chance to equalise when brecht dejaegere lashed over from inside the penalty area. an open first half featured four shots on goal for each side – and in the 32nd minute, danijel milicevic's fine curling free-kick levelled matters.
sels remained busy, punching away a fierce rafael drive, while his opposite number anthony lopes kept out a dejaegere header before the break to keep it all square. the onus was on lyon to press, however, and they duly continued piling forward after half-time, sels saving a mathieu valbuena volley and ghezzal's shot.
the gent custodian then plunged to his right to frustrate ghezzal again as the hosts carried on chasing the goal that would have extended their round of 16 hopes into matchday six. two minutes from time, lacazette's blocked effort meant their last opportunity had gone; instead, coulibaly headed in from a corner deep into added time to take the points back to belgium and leave gent within sight of progress.
ajansspor- şampiyonlar ligi h grubu 5. hafta maçında lyon evinde gent'i ağırladı. valencia'nın erken saatlerde oynanan maçta zenit'e yenilmesiyle daha da önem kazanan maça lyon iyi başladı.
fransız temsilcisi 7. dakikada ferri ile öne geçti. bu gole gent 32. dakikada danijel milicevic ile karşılık verdi. ilk yarıda başka gol olmadı ve takımlar soyunma odasına 1-1'lik eşitlikle gitti.
karşılaşma bu skorla bitecek denilirken gent'e hayat öpücüğü kalifa coulibaly'den geldi. valencia'nın yenildiği gecede kazanarak grupta ikinci sıraya yerleşmek isteyen gent maçın son saniyelerinde kalifa coulibaly'nin golüyle maçı 2-1 kazandı.
bu sonuçla lyon 1 puanda kalırken, gent 7 puana yükseldi ve valencia'yı geçerek son hafta maçları öncesinde ikinci sıraya yükseldi ve avantajı ele geçirdi.