Lyon - Olympique Lyonnais were eliminated from all European competitions
when Kalifa Coulibaly's last-gasp goal gave Gent a 2-1 win at the Stade
de Gerland in a Champions League Group H game on Tuesday.
The Malian international Coulibaly headed home five minutes into injury
time after Jordan Ferri's early opener for Lyon had been cancelled out
by Danijel Milicevic in the first half of a lively game.
Lyon are last in Group H with just one point and cannot now qualify for
the Europa League as they lie five points adrift of third-placed
Valencia, who lost 2-0 at Zenit St Petersburg as the Russian side
continued their perfect run with one game left.
Gent are second on seven points.
Ferri collected a fine through ball from Rachid Ghezzal before beating
Matz Sels at the near post in the seventh minute, giving the home fans
some hope for the club's last Champions League game at Gerland.
Sels, however, kept his side afloat 12 minutes later when he denied
Alexandre Lacazette after the France international had slalomed through
The visitors levelled when Milicevic curled a superb 20-metre free kick
past Anthony Lopes in the 32nd minute, rewarding Gent's domination.
Lyon had a huge opportunity shortly after the hour but Ghezzal's strike from just inside the box was tipped away by Sels.
Coulibaly wrapped it up for the Belgian side, with a header from close range from the last corner kick of the match.