Aug 28, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Estadio Anoeta
Real Sociedad
2-0
Lyon
Vela (67', 90')
Vela (37')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Umtiti (77')

Lyon boss Remi Garde hails Real Sociedad performance

Lyon's French head coach Remi Garde waits before the French L1 football match Lyon (OL) vs. Nice (OGC) on August 10, 2013
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Remi Garde praises Real Sociedad after they eliminated his Lyon side from the Champions League.

Lyon manager Remi Garde has paid tribute to Real Sociedad after they advanced into the group stages of the Champions League.

Les Gones were beaten 2-0 by the La Liga outfit at the Anoeta on Wednesday, resulting in their elimination from the competition's qualifiers after a 4-0 aggregate loss.

Despite coming out on the losing side of the tie, Garde was full of praise for his side's conquerors.

"During the first 30 minutes we believed we could do something," Garde told reporters.

"We started well and created some chances, I'm thinking particularly about Alex Lacazette's header. At that point we were hoping to get through. After that, during the second half it was more difficult.

"After Real Sociedad scored, everything was more complicated. I think their team was well organised, like they were in the first leg, and they were powerful for 90 minutes. They were a great team - I don't think we faced the weakest team in the tournament tonight."

Lyon have now been without Champions League football for three straight seasons.

Real Sociedad's Mexican forward Carlos Vela controls the ball during the Spanish league football match Sevilla FC vs Real Sociedad at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on May 18, 2013
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