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  • July 24, 2012
  • • 7:30 PM
  • • Stade Saputo, Montreal, Quebec

Olympique Lyonnais won 4 - 2 on penalties

Live Commentary

  • Its over! Impact lose to Lyon in penalty kicks after tying 1-1 in 90 minutes. An even game on the whole, a performance the Impact can be proud of.
  • Gomis. Scores! Lyon win in shootout 4-2.
  • Mallace. Scores! 3-2! If Lyon score the next one its over.
  • Ubiparipovic. Scores! 3-1. A lifeline for the Impact.
  • Fofana. Scores! 3-0 Lyon. Impact need to be perfect now.
  • Gardner up. Misses the net as well. Still 2-0 Lyon.
  • Kone. Scores. 2-0
  • Neagle. He misses the net! 1-0 Lyon. Four shots to go.
  • Cissokho first up. He scores 1-0.
  • Briand. Off the post and out! Still 3-1 for Lyon. This could get interesting.
  • 90'
    Lyon eventually clear.
  • 90'
    Sebrango gets taken down in the box, no penalty given from the referee. Corner for the Impact.
  • 90' + 3'
    1-1 the final score between the Montreal Impact and Olympique Lyonnais! Penalty kicks on the way.
  • 90'
    Three minutes of stoppage time will be added.
  • 85'
    Impact's young back-line have done really well in this half. Head coach Marsch and the men upstairs must surely be happy about that.
  • 80'
    Corner to Lyon.
  • 75'
    Great chance for Lyon! Gomis connects well to a cross with a bicycle kick and Bush makes another great save.
  • 72'
    Ball whipped in, scramble in the area, Ouimette hits it and Lloris just keeps it out. Almost the go ahead goal there! All Impact at the moment.
  • 71'
    Corner for the Impact.
  • 70'
    Impact pushing for the winner, lot of tired legs on the Lyon side.
  • 67'
    Sebrango showing some old tricks, Impact keep possession, get down the field and Sebrango, with some great control, almost finishes for his first this season. The Impact legend still has it.
  • 64'
    Ferrari takes the place of Nesta. Standing ovation for the defender.
  • 62'
    Lyon catch the Impact on the counter and Evan Bush makes two tremendous saves! He might have earned himself a starting spot against New York on Saturday with his performance tonight.
  • 56'
    Nesta has been playing well tonight. Still lacking some sharpness and match fitness, but he's shown real quality and he stewards the back-line really well.
  • 55'
    It was Dabo who took the knock. He looks okay. Play resumes.
  • 54'
    Lyon player down injured, game has stopped.
  • 50'
    Academy defender Lacazette makes his debut with the Impact. He's playing at left fullback. Callum Mallace is in at right fullback and Ouimette is in the center with Nesta. So the veteran Italian is giving defending lessons to the kids. Will see how much more he plays this game. He was only supposed to get 45.
  • 46'
    Second half is underway!
  • 1-1 at halftime between the Montreal Impact and Olympique Lyonnais. Great chances on both ends, nice goals and some amazing saves. Fans are getting their money's worth here. Will probably be a lot of changes in the second half. Stay tuned.
  • 45'
    One minute of extra time.
  • 39'
    Goal A. Wenger
  • 39'
    Goal for the Impact! Bernier plays a pass into Wenger at the top of the box, his first touch frees himself from his marker and he places it perfectly with his left foot past Gomis into the top corner! Great skill there from Wenger! Shows Di Vaio how its done. 1-1
  • 38'
    Another chance for the Impact! Wenger breaks free in the Lyon box, slots it back to Di Vaio and he blasts it well over the bar!
  • 30'
    Chance for the Impact! Wenger plays a long cross to the back post and Mapp volleys it brilliants towards the corner of the goal but Lloris makes an unbelievable reaction save. That looked like a sure goal! Still 1-0 Lyon, but the Impact are giving the French side a go.
  • 28'
    Goal Jérémy Pied
  • 28'
    Goal for Lyon! Great set up from Lyon, Lopez lays it off for Pied and Pied makes no mistake: hard and low straight into Bush's left hand corner. No chance for the keeper. 1-0 Lyon.
  • 24'
    Great chance for the Impact! Wenger beats his man, goes one on one with Lloris but the French National keeper makes a brilliant save! Still 0-0. Fans are getting their money's worth here, and the hot dogs are only a dollar!
  • 20'
    Gourcuff plays a great cross for Briand and his header is brilliantly punched out by Impact keeper Evan Bush. Still 0-0.
  • 17'
    Nyassi finds some great space on Lyon's right hand side, and again his decision making is very poor. Instead of playing a simple cross to a wide open Wenger in the box, he tries to beat his man instead and eventually loses the ball. Crowd starting to get a little frustrated with the Gambian.
  • 14'
    Nyassi wins the ball well in the Lyon third, but instead of playing an easy through ball to Di Vaio he opts for the shot instead and the ball goes wide. Di Vaio not happy with that one, he's still looking for his first goal and that could have been it.
  • 12'
    The Impact's Ultras fan group have taken the day off today and its dead quiet at the Stadium as a result.
  • 8'
    Gourcuff with the header, but it goes over the bar. Goal kick to the Impact.
  • 7'
    Corner for Lyon.
  • 5'
    Lyon with most of the possession early but the Impact are holding their own.
  • 2'
    Lyon's Briand finds a bit of space 30 yards out, takes a shot but its up and over. Goal kick to the Impact.
  • 1'
    And we're off! Impact kick off from right to left!
  • Players are coming on the field. Anthems and then kickoff.
  • Lyon have a big game on Saturday. They'll be taking on Montpellier in New York for the French Super Cup. Head coach Remi Garde said in the pregame press conference that he wants to get his starters some good minutes today.
  • Impact Subs: Sutton, Ferrari, Gardner, Mallace, Neagle, Warner, Ubiparipovic, James, Sebrango, Fetai.
  • Lyon Subs: Vercoutre, Reveillere, Untiti, Fofana, Kallstrom, Gomis, Lacazette.
  • Impact Starting XI: Bush, Iapichino, Nesta, Rivas, Ouimette, Nyassi, Bernier, Martins, Mapp, Di Vaio, Wenger.
  • Lyon Starting XI: Lloris, Dabo, Cissokho, Kone, Marques, Grenier, Gonalons, Gourcuff, Pied, Lopez, Briand.
  • We're about five minutes away from kickoff and the stadium is just about full here. The Impact have struggled to sell seats in their new venue this year, but tonight they might have their first sellout.
  • Former AC Milan and Italian International defender Alessandro Nesta will be making his debut tonight for the Impact. The 36-year-old is in the starting lineup and is expected to play the first 45 minutes of tonight's game.
  • Good evening and welcome to's live commentary of tonight's International friendly between the Montreal Impact and Olympique Lyonnais. My name is Nick Sabetti and I will be doing tonight's commentary live from Saputo Stadium in Montreal.