Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > Sports > Football > Reuters > Report


Lyon cruise into quarter-finals

March 09, 2005 03:35 IST

Champions League pre-quarter-finals

  • Olympique Lyon 7 Werder Bremen 2 (agg 10-2)
  • AC Milan 1 Manchester United 0 (agg 2-0)
  • Chelsea 4 Barcelona 2 (agg 5-4)

Olympique Lyon moved spectacularly into the Champions League quarter-finals with a thumping 7-2 victory over Werder Bremen on Tuesday to wrap up a 10-2 aggregate win.

A Sylvain Wiltord hat-trick, a double by Mickael Essien and goals from Florent Malouda and Jeremy Berthod gave this season's top scorers in the competition a comfortable night.

Wiltord struck after eight minutes when he slotted past helpless Bremen goalkeeper Andreas Reinke and Essien got their second in the 17th minute with a left-foot drive from 20 metres.

Essien tucked home his second and Lyon's third after a defensive mix-up left him with a free run at Reinke and Wiltord grabbed his double by lifting the ball over the keeper.

Florent Malouda made the score 5-2 on the hour mark and Wiltord wrapped up his hat-trick four minutes later before Jeremy Berthod rounded off an easy win with a late penalty.

Johan Micoud and Valerien Ismael replied for Werder.


© Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Share your comments


Advertisement






Copyright 2005 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.