Lyon coach Bruno Genesio criticised his players’ “bad choices” after a late Hoffenheim equaliser put a dent in their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stage in a 2-2 draw.
Genesio’s men led by two goals at half-time following strikes from Nabil Fekir and Tanguy NDombele, but Andrej Kramaric and Pavel Kaderabek plundered second-half goals to earn Hoffenheim a point, despite the visitors having Kasim Adams dismissed.
The result left Group F wide open, with second-placed Lyon three points behind Manchester City, while Hoffenheim trail the French club by three points ahead of the last two rounds of matches.
Genesio vented his frustration after being denied a victory that would have put Lyon within one point of qualification.
“We should have scored a third goal,” he said, with his side having conceded the equaliser in stoppage time. “There’s a lot of anger, we let two points slip away.
“We made too many bad choices. The players have to be more ruthless.
“We panicked when there was no reason to.”