Lyon boss Remi Garde hopes his team will not regret only netting once in their 1-0 Champions League win at home over APOEL on Tuesday.A stubborn and defensive APOEL held firm for most of the round-of-16 first-leg clash at Stade de Gerland, but Alexandre Lacazette's deflected 58th-minute effort proved to be enough for the hosts.
An Alexandre Lacazette goal helped Lyon to a hard-fought 1-0 win over APOEL in their round-of-16 first-leg clash in France on Tuesday.Remi Garde's men endured nearly an hour of frustration as they chipped away at the visiting defence without success, until surprise starter Lacazette struck with a deflected effort on 58 minutes.
Lyon manager Remi Garde has urged his players to rediscover some form ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash with APOEL Nicosia.The French outfit were handed what many believed to be the most favourable round-of-16 tie, but Garde warned his men against complacency, especially given their recent run of form in Ligue 1.
APOEL manager Ivan Jovanovic is targeting an upset when his team face Olympique Lyon in the last 16 of the Champions League.The Cypriot minnows became the first team from their country to reach the latter stages of the European competition, defying the odds to qualify from a group that contained the likes of Porto and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Lyon are hoping to use the embarrassment of a 2-1 home loss to Caen as motivation when they host APOEL Nicosia in the Champions League.Remi Garde's side missed a chance to go third in the league after their slip-up against the lowly Caen, but can bounce back in the first leg of the round of 16 Champions League tie on Tuesday.