Final score

2 October 2002 20:45

Inter
27' (2nd half) Cannavaro
Lione
14' (2nd half) Anderson
20' Govou
referee Manuel Enrique Mejuto Gonzalez / linesmen M. Samaniego, G. Alonso / 4th man M. Fernandez
MinutesText commentary
45'2 minutes of injury time added on at the end of the first half.
39'Cordoba cautioned for a harsh challenge on Govou.
36'A good chance for Inter. In the middle of the Lyon box Crespo tries a one-two with Dalmat after a through ball from Recoba. But the Frenchman doesn't read the script and is tackled. Corner for Inter.
33'Coupet comes out to clear a Coco cross, but doesn't hold onto the ball although he succeeds in anticipating Recoba.
32'Zanetti twists and turns down the right wing, darts into the box then shoots, but his coordination is off-balance and the ball finishes well wide.
31'Edmilson tries to surprise Toldo, by shooting from the halfway line, but the ball finishes wide and in any case you're not going to beat Toldo from that distance.
28'Di Biagio puts Crespo through in the Lyon area, but the ball is slightly too long and Coupet collects.
27'Anderson shoots from a position on the right of the Inter box. Toldo saves at the near post.
26'Recoba takes a left-footed free kick from 30 yards but instead of dipping the ball sails over Coupet's crossbar.
20'1-0 to Lyon. Carriere provides Govou with a defence-splitting pass square and the Lyon striker takes advantage of bad positioning by Cannavaro to strike a right-footed shot past Toldo.
17'Recoba (on from the first minute for the first time in a Champions League match) curls in a left-footed free kick from the right channel, but Coupet collects with ease.
15'With only Toldo to beat, Govou sends his shot way over the bar from ten yards out.
12'Recoba tests Lyon keeper Coupet with a shot from just outside the box.
11'Excellent play by Inter captain Zanetti, who rids of three Lyon players before passing to Corboda.
11'Dalmat receives a Zanetti pass from the right, but is anticipated by Coupet after he controls the ball.
9'Govou tries for Lyon with a right-footed shot from the edge of the Inter box. The ball goes out.
1'Inter kick off against Lyon.
MinutesText commentary
48'It's over. Lyon have beaten Inter 2-1.
47'Edmilson only just avoids scoring an own goal from Recoba's corner from the right.
45'4 minutes of added time.
44'Morfeo booked for pushing a ball onto the post with his hand.
42'Lyon substitution - Le Guen brings on Juninho for Carriere.
41'Cannavaro booked for a challenge on Govou.
40'Cuper makes his third substitution - Pasquale comes on for Coco.
34'Recoba strikes a 30-yard free kick wide of Coupet's left-hand post.
27'GOOOAAAL!!! Inter pull one back through Fabio Cannavaro, who jumps at the near post to deviate Recoba's corner from the right into the net. 1-2.
24'A Recoba set piece is blocked by Coupet. Cannavaro is close to intercepting the ball.
23'Conceiçao replaces Di Biagio.
20'Di Biagio heads just wide of Coupet's left-hand post after jumping to meet a cross from the left.
14'Lyon take a 2-0 lead. Anderson makes a diagonal run and just outside the box unleases a ferocious left-footed shot that Toldo has no chance of saving.
14'It's time for a fresh pair of legs in the Inter ranks. Morfeo comes on for Dalmat.
12'Carriere goes through on goal for Lyon, but Toldo gets down well to save with his body.
6'Dhorasoo takes two free kicks in quick succession from the right channel for Lyon. The first (to the near post with no Lyon players present) goes over the bar. The second (to the far post) is punched clear by Toldo.
4'Toldo twice saves from Govou's shots from inside the box.
3'Lyon get the second half underway. FORZA NERAZZURRI!
2'Half time, and a much-needed cuppa for Cuper's men...
1'A long ball forward from the midfield towards Crespo, but Coupet comes out to make the save.
Di Biagio
4.63
4.63
Recoba
5.23
5.23
Zanetti
6.75
6.75
Cordoba
5.61
5.61
Dalmat
3.73
3.73
Materazzi
5.16
5.16
Conceiçao
4.61
4.61
Toldo
5.75
5.75
Pasquale
6.32
6.32
Coco
4.43
4.43
Morfeo
5.81
5.81
Almeyda
4.89
4.89
Cannavaro
5.3
5.3
Crespo
5.29
5.29
Average rating5.25
4shots on target9
4shots off target4
17fouls committed17
8corners0
1offsides5
32:12ball possession29:04
Previous meetings between Lyon and Italian sides

Wednesday's match against Inter will be Lyon's 11th against an Italian side in European cup competitions. The French outfit have won 4, drawn 2 and lost 4 of their previous meetings with Italian clubs.
You have to go back to 1978 to find the last draw between Lyon and an Italian club - Lyon 0-0 Foggia in the Piano Rappan cup. Since that match, Lyon have never drawn on Italian soil, with 2 victories and 2 defeats: .

1958/60 Lyon-Inter	1-1	; 0-7
1978	Lyon -Foggia	0-2 ;	0-0
1995/96	Lyon -Lazio	2-1 ;	2-0
1997/98	Lyon -Inter	1-3 ;	2-1
1998/99	Lyon -Bologna	2-0 ;	0-3

Previous meetings between Lyon and Italian sides

Wednesday's match against Inter will be Lyon's 11th against an Italian side in European cup competitions. The French outfit have won 4, drawn 2 and lost 4 of their previous meetings with Italian clubs.
You have to go back to 1978 to find the last draw between Lyon and an Italian club - Lyon 0-0 Foggia in the Piano Rappan cup. Since that match, Lyon have never drawn on Italian soil, with 2 victories and 2 defeats: .

1958/60 Lyon-Inter	1-1	; 0-7
1978	Lyon -Foggia	0-2 ;	0-0
1995/96	Lyon -Lazio	2-1 ;	2-0
1997/98	Lyon -Inter	1-3 ;	2-1
1998/99	Lyon -Bologna	2-0 ;	0-3

Previous meetings between Inter and French sides

Wednesday's match against Lyon is Inter's 18th against a French club. So far, the Nerazzurri have registered 9 victories, 5 draws and 3 defeats. At home, Inter have scored 20 goals in 5 victories, 3 draws and 1 defeat.

Previous meetings between Inter and Lyon

The two sides have already met on four occasions (in 2 two-legged European cup competition ties). Inter have won 2, drawn 1 and lost 1, and have scored in each match.
Inter's 7-0 win against Lyon (10 December 1958) is still the Nerazzurri's biggest win in Europe (as well as the heaviest defeat for a French club).

1958/60	Inter-Lyon		7-0 ;	1-1
1997/98	Inter-Lyon		1-2	; 3-1

Inter unbeaten at home in Europe's most prestigious cup competition

The Nerazzurri can boast an unbeaten record at home in the European Cup/Champions League (25 victories and 8 draws from 33 matches), including the 1-0 win against Benfica in the 1964/65 final played at the San Siro.

Crespo chasing Mazzola's European scoring record for Nerazzurri

With 3 goals in 2 Champions League matches for Inter, Hernan Crespo is well on his way to beating Mazzola's record of 7 goals (European Cup 1963/64). Crespo has scored 4 goals against French sides. All of them came in the 1998/99 UEFA Cup (3 against Bordeaux and one in the final against Marseille), when the Argentine won the competition with Parma.

Inter looking to make it seven

Inter are looking for their 7th consecutive home victory. The last time Inter lost at the San Siro was on 7 April 2002 (Inter 1-2 Atalanta). The current run of victories includes 4 victories in the Serie A (2 at the end of last season and 2 at the beginning of the current one) and 2 in the Champions League (including the preliminary round).

Lyon haven't drawn away from home for a year and a half

Olympique Lyonnais haven't drawn away from home in European cup competitions since 14 March 2001 (Spartak Moscow 1-1 Lyon in Champions League). Since then, the French side have won 2 matches and lost 4 on the road.

wins(0)draws(0)defeats(1)

starting lineups

Toldo 1Coupet
Cannavaro 13Edmilson
Cordoba 2Caçapa
Materazzi 23Violeau
Zanetti 4Diarra
Di Biagio 14Anderson
Dalmat 18Carriere
Almeyda 25Brechet
Coco 77Govou
Recoba 20Muller
Crespo 9Dhorasoo

substitutes

Fontana 12Vercoutre
Conceiçao 7Deflandre
Morfeo 10Laville
Adani 15Juninho
Beati 21Vairelles
Pasquale 26Delmotte
Vivas 31Luyindula