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Griezmann returns to haunt childhood team
August 20th, 2013 9:25PM

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[UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] French winger Antoine Griezmann, who supported Lyon as a child until his move to Real Sociedad at the age of 14, returned to the Stade de Gerland and scored a golazo with an overhead kick to lead the Spanish club to a 2-0 win in the first leg of their final qualifying series in the UEFA Champions League.

The 22-year-old Griezmann made his pro debut at the age of 18 and is considered one of the most talented young French players, but he is currently banned from all French national teams through the end of the year. Griezmann was one of five French under-21 players caught breaking curfew.

Haris Seferovic added a second goal for Sociedad, putting in jeopardy Lyon's streak of playing in the Champions League group stage 12 years in a row.

-- Missing 17-year-old Belgian starlet Zakaria Bakkali, who is injured, PSV settled for a 1-1 tie with AC Milan in Eindhoven. The Dutch club has one of the youngest teams in Europe. It finished the game with five teenagers on the field.

UCL Playoffs, First Leg
Tuesday:
Shakhter Karagandy 2 Celtic 0
Lyon 0 Real Sociedad 2
Pacos de Ferreira 1 Zenit St. Petersburg 4
PSV 1 AC Milan 1
Viktoria Plzen 3 NK Maribor 1

Wednesday:
Dinamo Zagreb vs. Austria Vienna
Fenerbahce vs.  Arsenal
Ludogorets Razgrad  vs. FC Basel
Schalke 04 vs. PAOK Salonika
Steaua Bucharest vs. Legia Warsaw

Lyon-Real Sociedad Highlights:


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