Hapoel pointless, Lyon perfect
In Tel Aviv's first ever home game in the Champions League group stage, the soccer team suffered defeat at Bloomfield Stadium in Jaffa.
Michel Bastos scored twice as Lyon beat Hapoel Tel Aviv 3-1 on Wednesday to stay perfect in Group D of the Champions League.
The Brazil international opened the scoring with an eighth-minute penalty and added his second nine minutes before the break.
Hapoel goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama pulled a goal back with a penalty in the 79th but Miralem Pjanic made the game safe for the visitors in stoppage time.
The result lifts Lyon onto six points - three more than Schalke and Benfica - and relieved some of the pressure on coach Claude Puel, whose side has struggled in the French league with just one win in seven matches.
Hapoel is still to register a point from its two Champions League group games.
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