Olympique Lyonnais are doing plenty of possessing the ball and plenty of shooting at the APOEL Nicosia net, but their finishing has been very poor thus far. There's little excuse for them to not be up a goal at halftime of their UEFA Champions League match at the Stade de Gerland, but they will be happy with their performance outside of their shooting. It's 0-0 at halftime, but Les Gones have been the far superior side.
The worst offender so far has been youngster Alexandre Lacazette. He starred at the Under-20 World Cup in the summer where he scored off his scoring touch and he's scored seven times for Lyon's senior team, but he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn in the first half. He had two poor misses and put another good opportunity right into the hands of Dionisis Chiotis.
Lyon's best opportunities came in the 25th minute during a crazy sequence. Lisandro Lopez started the move with a dribble into the box where he was shoved, but no penalty was given. The ball fell to right back Anthony Réveillere, who had a shot saved by Chiotis. The ball deflected out to Michel Bastos who unloaded on a rocket, but his shot deflected off the head of defender Paulo Jorge and went out for a corner, on which Lyon did nothing.
APOEL don't actually have a single attempted shot, but they will be okay with that if Lyon never find their shooting legs. A 0-0 draw will suit the Cypriots just fine.
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