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Lyon 1-1 Barcelona

Barcelona striker Thierry Henry
Barca's Thierry Henry celebrates his leveller at the Stade Gerland

Thierry Henry rescued Barcelona with a second-half goal in their Champions League last 16 first leg tie in Lyon.

The hosts took the lead thanks to an amazing free-kick, Juninho lofting an extraordinary effort over keeper Victor Valdes' head from way out on the left.

Samuel Eto'o toe-poked a shot against the upright as Barca hit back, before Lyon's Karim Benzema struck the post.

Barca improved after the break and Henry got their leveller, stooping to head in a corner at the far post.


Lyon: Lloris, Mensah, Cris, Boumsong, Grosso, Keita (Pjanic 88), Makoun, Toulalan, Juninho (Kallstrom 78), Ederson (Delgado 64), Benzema.
Subs Not Used: Vercoutre, Gassama, Mounier, Piquionne.

Booked: Toulalan, Grosso, Cris.

Goals: Juninho 7.

Barcelona: Valdes, Dani Alves, Pique, Marquez, Puyol, Xavi, Toure Yaya, Busquets (Keita 77), Messi, Eto'o, Henry.
Subs Not Used: Pinto, Caceres, Sylvinho, Hleb, Bojan, Gudjohnsen.

Booked: Dani Alves, Puyol, Busquets.

Goals: Henry 67.

Att: 40,000.

Ref: Wolfgang Stark (Germany).

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see also
Live text - Tuesday's football
24 Feb 09 |  Football
Champions League photos
24 Feb 09 |  Football


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