Nabil Fekir grabbed a hat-trick as Lyon won 4-0 at Caen in Ligue 1.
Lyon had to work hard as the victory was not as comfortable as the scoreline suggests with the visitors' goalkeeper Anthony Lopes producing several smart stops.
But Fekir's finishing was of the highest order as the France international scored three times between the 18th and 57th minutes and Caen's afternoon took another turn for the worse when defender Damien Da Silva was sent off.
Caen's bright start was undone when Corentin Tolisso...
Lyon manager Hubert Fournier said "there are no giants" in Group H after his side were drawn with Valencia, Zenit St. Petersburg and Gent.
Last year's Ligue 1 runners-up received a favourable draw thanks to UEFA's new seeding policy that sees the champions from the top eight sides placed together in the top pot.
That moved perennial powers like Real Madrid and Manchester United into the second pot, and gave Lyon a legitimate chance to advance to the knockout stage.
"It's a pretty open group. That...
Manchester City have been handed a tough Champions League group stage draw against Juventus, Sevilla and Borussia Monchengladbach.
City, who also dealt with tough draws in the past four seasons of the Champions League, were selected in Group D with last season's finalists and the Europa League champions.
Holders Barcelona, meanwhile, are in Group E alongside Roma, who finished second in Serie A last season, Bayer Leverkusen and BATE Borisov.
Barcelona lifted the trophy for the fifth time in their...