Lacazette keeps Lyon's hopes alive in Champions League

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) " Alexandre Lacazette kept alive Lyon's slim hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday after scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory at Dinamo Zagreb.

But Lyon will still travel to Sevilla needing to beat the Spanish side by two goals to reach the last 16 of Europe's top competition. Sevilla slumped to a 3-1 home defeat by Juventus in the night's other Group H match.

In a game with few chances for either side, Lacazette broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute with a neat finish in front of an empty net, steering home Rafael's low cross at the far post.

Jordan Ferri could have put Lyon in front earlier in the game when his shot from the edge of the area took a deflection off Lacazette and hit the crossbar. Fernandes also hit the woodwork for Zagreb.

Before its final match in Group H, Lyon sits in third place with seven points, three behind Sevilla. Dinamo is out of contention, without a point or a goal.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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