Juve frustrated by last-gasp Lyon
Gonzalo Higuain converted a penalty and missed an open goal, as Lyon snatched a late 11 draw at the Juventus Stadium.
The Bianconeri knew a win would put them through to the Round of 16, having won 1-0 in France with Juan Cuadrado’s screamer.
However, they have to wait for the next two games and see Sevilla break away at the top of the group after a 4-0 victory over 10-man Dinamo Zagreb.
Mario Lemina was sent off and therefore suspended here, while Claudio Marchisio had his first Champions League appearance since February. Miralem Pjanic was moved into a trequartista role in the new 4-3-1-2 system, as Paulo Dybala, Giorgio Chiellini and Marko Pjaca were sidelined. Lyon missed Mathieu Valbuena and Christophe Jallet.
Pjanic was incorrectly flagged offside when his angled drive was cleared off the line in the opening couple of minutes.
Gigi Buffon marked his 100th Champions League appearance and was called into an early save with his legs at the near post on Maciej Rybus, while Mario Mandzukic’s strike was smothered.
Lyon gave away an entirely avoidable penalty when Higuain threaded through for Stefano Sturaro, only to be barged over by clumsy Mouctar Diakhaby. Higuain stepped up and converted the spot-kick to put Juventus in front.
Marchisio’s fierce daisy-cutter clipped the outside of the post and Nabil Fekir’s free kick was blasted well over.
It should’ve been 2-0 to Juve on 40 minutes when Mandzukic dispossessed a defender and surged into the box, rolling across for Higuain, who incredibly fired over an empty net from 14 yards. It was an incredible miss.
Rachid Ghezzal drilled just wide from the edge of the box after shrugging off challenges. After the restart, Pjanic knocked down a searching Leo Bonucci pass for Mandzukic to scuff wide.
Andrea Barzagli was decisive to intercept a roll across for Lacazette on the counter-attack and Lyon poured on the pressure, albeit with uninspiring finishing.
Bonucci went off after a slight thigh problem and Alex Sandro replaced Pjanic, returning to a 3-5-2 for the final 23 minutes.
Alex Sandro made an immediate impact, squirming between two defenders down the left to set up Higuain for a deflected strike.
Sturaro gave the ball away cheaply in midfield and Barzagli made a crucial full-body block on Maxwell Cornet’s effort.
For all the pressure, Buffon was completely undisturbed, at least until the equaliser.
A long Ghezzal free kick had three players ready to nod it in and Corentin Tolisso got his head to it from six yards, leaving Buffon with no chance.
It was the first goal Juve had conceded in the Champions League this season at the 32nd shot on target.
Lyon seemed more likely to win in stoppages, as with practically the last kick Lacazette sprinted on to a through ball past Barzagli, but Buffon narrowed the angle to force him wide.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho given onegame touchline ban and fined by FA
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been fined £50,000 and given a touchline ban by the Football Association for two charges.
The Portuguese coach admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official and accepted the standard penalty of a one-game ban, which will be served against Swansea City on Sunday.
Mourinho was sent to the stands by referee Mark Clattenburg for an incident "in or around the tunnel area during half-time" of United's goalless draw against Burnley last weekend.
As well as the suspension, the standard penalty for this breach of FA Rule E3 also includes an £8,000 fine. In a separate offence, Mourinho was handed the £50,000 fine for comments he made about referee Anthony Taylor ahead of the goalless draw against Liverpool last month.
Mourinho said of the official, who is based near Manchester: "Somebody with intention is putting such a pressure on him. I feel that it will be difficult for him to have a very good performance."
United currently sit eighth in the Premier League table, eight points adrift of the top three after 10 matches.
Juventus' Dani Alves and Lyon's Maciej Rebus, left, vie for the ball yesterday