Despite a hat-trick from Lyon's forward Lisandro Lopez, Lille has defeated the seven-time French Ligue 1 champions 4-3 though they were loosing 1-3 at half-time. Lyon missed an important chance to narrow the gap with Ligue 1 leader Bordeaux.
Fiorentina and Arsenal went through to the next round of the Champions League on Tuesday but Liverpool were less lucky, going out despite a win against Debrecen. FC Barcelona beat Inter Milan, giving them the chance to defend their title.
Champions League winners Barcelona (picture) and Liverpool are in danger of an early exit from the competition. Barcelona has to beat Inter Milan and Liverpool will be hoping that Fiorentina do them a favour and don’t beat already qualified Lyon.
Jeremy Toulalan scored an own goal in stoppage time to hand Olympique Marseille a 5-5 draw at Olympique Lyon in a spectacular Ligue 1 game on Sunday, after leaders Girondins Bordeaux had slumped to a 2-0 defeat at Lille.
Frustrated Liverpool could be out of the Champions League after Lyon grabbed a late equaliser to move on to the knockout stage. Joining the French club are Sevilla, whose 1-1 draw with VfB Stuttgart earned the Spaniards a place in the last 16.
Lyon came from behind to claim a late 2-1 win against Liverpool at Anfield. The French side therefore hold on to the top spot in Group E, as Liverpool's hopes of progressing to the knockout stages fade.