Olympique Lyonnais’ chances of reaching the knockout phase of the Champions League already lookjeopardy after slumping to a 1-0 home defeat by Valencia in their second game on Tuesday.
Lyon, who drew at Ghent in their opening game, are bottom of Group H after Sofiane Feghouli gave Valencia, who are second on three points, a victory against the run of play.
Zenit St Petersburg are top of the group with a maximum six pint after beating Ghent, who are third with one point, 2-1 at home.
Feghouli scored the only goal with an 18-metre missile that went in under the crossbar at the end of a swift counter-attack three minutes before halftime,
Lyon had a huge chance to level just before the break but Alexandre Lacazette’s deflected shot crashed onto the bar.
The hosts piled on the pressure after the interval but were too clumsy as Valencia continued to be dangerous on the break and their defence held firm.
Lyon next face Zenit in St Petersburg and Valencia host Ghent on October 20.