Hoffenheim 3-3 Lyon: substitute Joelinton grabs last-gasp equaliser as Ligue 1 side lose top spot in Group F
- Defensive error allowed Bertrand Traore to give Lyon a first-half lead in Germany
- Andrej Kramaric responded quickly for the Bundesliga side, firing an equaliser
- The former Leicester City striker then put the hosts in front after the break
- Tanguy Ndombele struck a leveller, before Memphis Depay grabbed a third
- However, substitute Joelinton tapped home in stoppage time to rescue a point
Hoffenheim’s Joelinton scored in stoppage time to give the German club a dramatic 3-3 draw against Olympique Lyon in a rollecoaster Champions League Group F match on Tuesday.
Hoffenheim came from a goal down to lead 2-1 before the visitors scored twice to go back in front until the Brazilian’s late tap-in.
Lyon are second place on five points in Group F, one behind Manchester City. Hoffenheim are still waiting for their first win after three games and have two points.
Joelinton celebrates his last-minute equaliser for Hoffenheim against Lyon on Tuesday night
The substitute tapped home from yards out and the linesman flag stayed down in Sinsheim
Memphis Depay had helped Lyon regain the lead, but his strike couldn’t secure all three points
Andrej Kramaric celebrates after putting Hoffenheim ahead against Lyon in their Group F clash
The former Leicester City striker fired beyond goalkeeper Anthony Lopes in the second half
The French, who hit the post early in the game, had the upper hand at the start and could have gone ahead well before Betrand Traore’s opener in the 27th minute.
But the hosts kept finding space down the wings and they were rewarded when Croat Andrej Kramaric struck twice to put them ahead.
Kerim Demirbay came close to adding another for the hosts early in the second half but Tanguy Ndombele’s thundering shot from a tight angle against the run of play beat keeper Oliver Baumann to level.
Some sloppy defending from Hoffenheim allowed Memphis Depay to latch onto a deep cross from Houssem Aouar, sprint clear and beat Baumann in the 67th minute .
But with seconds left on the clock, Joelinton snuck into the box to connect with a cutback and rescue a point for the hosts.
Bertrand Traore had given the visitors the lead after seizing on a defensive error
Nabil Fekir breaks off with Traore to celebrate putting the Ligue 1 side in front
Memphis Depay tussles with Kevin Vogt for possession during their Champions League clash