Algeria's Feghouli lifts Valencia past Lyon in Champions League
Sofiane Feghouli
Valencia's Sofiane Feghouli celebrates after scoring against Olympique Lyon during their Champions League Group H soccer match in Lyon (Photo: Reuters)
Tuesday 29 Sep 2015

Valencia put its Champions League campaign back on track as midfielder Sofiane Feghouli scored to secure a 1-0 win at Lyon on Tuesday.

The Spanish side put on a spirited display in the first half then weathered Lyon's fruitless pressure at the Stade Gerland to bounce back from its opening home loss to Zenit St. Petersburg in Group H.

Valencia hit the woodwork twice in the first half before Feghouli broke the deadlock in the 42nd minute with a powerful strike from the edge of the box.

Zenit defeated Gent 2-1 in the group's other match to strengthen its first place, three points above Valencia.

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