The game at Groupama Stadium had a double interest for Lyon and Hoffenheim. The French played to almost qualify for the eighth and could stay in the race for the first place with the City. The Germans wanted to stay alive in this group, obtaining a historic victory for the club.
The return of captain Nabil Fekir helped his team to open the scoring (19 '). A few minutes later, the new French international, Ndombélé scored the second goal of the game (28 '). Despite a good first half, the Germans found themselves facing a very good Anthony Lopes.
In the second half, the Hoffenheim quickly ran into ten after the expulsion of Nuhu. This expulsion motivated the Germans, who returned to the game thanks to a goal by Kramaric (65 '). Kaderabek equalized at the end of the game (90 '). This draw still gives hope to Hoffenheim. Lyon missed an opportunity and it is up to the leader of the group, Manchester City.