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Benfica withstands Lyon comeback to win 4-3

Benfica withstands Lyon comeback to win 4-3

Fabio Coentrao scored twice as Benfica beat Lyon 4-3 in the Champions League on Tuesday, ending the French club's perfect record in Group B and keeping alive the Portuguese champions' hopes of advancing to the next stage.
Alan Kardec set Benfica on its way with a header from a cross by Carlos Martins, who set up further goals for Coentrao _ with a spectacular volley _ and Javi Garcia to put the hosts 3-0 up at half-time.
A deft lob by Coentrao made it 4-0 in the 68th minute, before Lyon launched its comeback with late goals by Yoann Gourcuff, Bafetimbi Gomis and Dejan Lovren.
The result leaves Lyon on nine points and Benfica six.


Updated : 2021-03-08 04:08 GMT+08:00