Lyon qualify after win against Fiorentina

Two goals from Makoun and Benzema led Lyon to a convincing 2-1 victory against Fiorentina in Florence and earned the French club its ticket for the Champions League last 16. Bayern Munich also went through to the knockout stage.


Olympique Lyon qualified for the Champions League last 16 and ended Fiorentina's hopes of progressing on Tuesday when they beat their Italian rivals 2-1 in an exciting Group F encounter at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Cameroon midfielder Jean Makoun fired the French champions ahead in the 15th minute and Karim Benzema drove in from outside the box after a strong run from midfield to double the lead 12 minutes later.

Italy forward Alberto Gilardino pulled one back for Fiorentina on the stroke of halftime when he headed a Mario Alberto Santana cross into the top corner.

With Bayern Munich also through to the knockout stage, Fiorentina only have a UEFA Cup place to play for when they visit Steaua Bucharest next month in their final game.

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