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CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Lyon qualify after win against Fiorentina

Text by: REUTERS
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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.

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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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