Olympique Lyonnais vs. Steaua Bucureşti  1 - 1

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Lyon held by Steaua, Real draw at Dynamo

6 December 2006 22:45

LYON/KIEV, Dec 6 (SW) - Olympique de Lyon were held to a 1-1 draw by Steaua Bucharest while Ronaldo scored two late goals to earn Real Madrid a draw at Dynamo Kiev.

Olympique de Lyon - Steaua Bucharest 1-1

There was little left to play for as Lyon and Real Madrid had already secured a spot in the second round while Steaua were certain of playing in the UEFA Cup.

The French champions hosted Steaua at the Stade de Gerland and allowed their Romanian guests to take the lead in less than two minutes.

Dica stood in the center of Lyon's penalty area and volleyed the ball into the left corner with goalkeeper Coupet beaten.

Lyon soon struck back however. In the 12th minute, it was Alou Diarra to head home from a Kim Källström corner kick.

During the rest of the match, no more goals were scored and the two teams settled for a 1-1 draw.

Dynamo Kiev - Real Madrid 2-2

In Ukraine, the home side went one up after thirteen minutes as Maksim Shatskikh beat his market to convert a Valentin Belkevich pass.

Fourteen minutes later, the striker was again successful. This time he was allowed to break through Madrid's defense and shoot on goal. Casillas initially saved but Shatskikh's second attempt went in for 2-0.

Madrid came close to getting one back in the 53rd minute but David Beckham's strike hit Dynamo's left post.

With four minutes left, the Spaniards did score. Brazilian forward Ronaldo showed what he is still capable of and netted from a Beckham corner kick which had been flicked on by a teammate.

And a minute later, the striker was brought down by Rodrigo in the penalty area and converted the following spotkick himself to earn his team a draw.

Real were happy with this result and Dynamo had no energy to do anything back. The Ukranians end this European campaign with a sense of disappointment while Ronaldo and Real Madrid will be confident ahead of the second round.

Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
3 33 +18 63
4 33 +15 56
5 33 +11 54
6 33 +10 51
7 33 +2 45

Liga I table

# Team MP D P
1 27 +41 62
2 27 +32 56
3 27 +22 52
4 27 +15 46
5 27 +10 45