LYON: French club Lyon have grabbed a late equalizer to deny Israelâ€™s Hapoel Tel Aviv maximum points in the final Group B match in the Champions League.
Lisandro Lopez finally edged the home side in front in the 61st minute from 12 yards after Hapeolâ€™s Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama kept his side in proceedings with a string of top-class saves but parity was soon restored when Ben Sahar leveled in similar fashion to Lopez less than a minute later.
Eran Zahavi then put the visitors ahead in the 68th minute when he finished a Salim Toama cross but Hapeol were cruelly denied a win which would have put them into the Europa League when Alexandre Lacazette slotted home with two minutes left to force a 2-2 draw.
UEFA Champions League â€“ Group B
Olympique Lyonnais (FRA): 2 (Lisandro Lopez 61â€™, Alexandre Lacazette 88â€™)
Hapoel Tel Aviv (ISR):
2 (Ben Sahar 62â€™, Eran Zahavi 68â€™)
Venue: Stade de Gerland, Lyon