Lyon piled more pressure on under-fire Bayern Munich manager Jurgen Klinsmann after drawing 1-1 against the German giants. Juninho had put the French champions 1-0 up after a deflected free-kick before Ze Roberto deservedly equalised for Munich. Lyon now sit 3rd in Group F of the Uefa Champions League, on level points with Italian side Fiorentina and 2 points behind Bayern Munich. Remember, you can follow Lyon’s Uefa Champions League progress online here at the Live Sports Network, including Uefa Champions League online and much more online football.
Lyon suffered a shock 3-0 away defeat against Rennes; Lyon’s first loss of the season. Mickael Pagis scored a hat-trick as Lyon were completely outplayed by the home side, and were lucky to finish the game 3-0 had it not been for a lack of finishing from Rennes. Despite the result Lyon remain top of the table, two points clear of 2nd placed Toulouse.
Barcelona director Txiki Bergiristain has admitted that the Catalan giants tried to sign Lyon star Karim Benzema during the summer. Barcelona were one of a number of top European clubs rumoured to be interested in signing the Ligue 1 top scorer of last season, including clubs like Manchester United and Inter Milan. However, it was Benzema himself who turned down any potential move to stay at the Stade Gerland.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has threatened to resign from his role, should work on the French champions proposed stadium not begin in 2010. Numerous reasons have prevented work beginning on the new stadium, including protests from local residents who will be affected. Original plans estimated the stadium opening in 2010, but it now seems as if building will not even start until that year.
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