Zenit Saint Petersburg missed out on a place in the Champions League last-16 when they lost 3-0 away to Benfica in their final Group G match on Tuesday and finished bottom of the table.
Despite being outplayed, 10-man Zenit were minutes away from finishing in second place until Olympique Lyonnais scored an 82nd minute goal to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to already-qualified RB Leizpig to go through instead.
Olympique finished with eight points while Benfica and Zenit ended level on seven with the Portuguese...
Zenit St Petersburg secured a 2-0 home win over Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday thanks to goals by Artem Dzyuba and Magomed Ozdoev to stay in the hunt for a place in the Champions League knockout stages.
Zenit climbed into second place in Group G on seven points from five games, above third-placed Lyon who also have seven but trail the Russian side because of an inferior head-to-head record as they drew 1-1 in the reverse fixture.
Iran forward Sardar Azmoun hit the post for Zenit before the towering...
RB Leipzig were dominant as they followed up on last Saturday's eight-goal demolition of Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga by beating Zenit St Petersburg 2-0 away to stay top of their Champions League group on Tuesday.
RB Leipzig came from a goal down to beat visitors Zenit St Petersburg 2-1 on Wednesday and take back control of Champions League Group G.
The hosts, who had lost to Olympique Lyonnais in the previous matchday, almost scored after one minute when Konrad Laimer's shot was tipped on to the crossbar by the Zenit keeper.
But it was the visitors who struck first and against the run of play when Yaroslav Rakitskyy chested down a lose ball and released from 25 metres to beat Leipzig's goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi...