Lyon coach slams players after draw

Atalanta v Olympique Lyon - UEFA Europa League
REGGIO NELL'EMILIA, ITALY - DECEMBER 07: head coach Bruno Génésio of Olympique Lyon looks on before the UEFA Europa League group E match between Atalanta and Olympique Lyon at Mapei Stadium - Citta' del Tricolore on December 7, 2017 in Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Olympique Lyonnais manager Bruno Genesio has slammed his players after they let a two-goal lead slip during their draw against Hoffenheim.

Genesio criticized his players’ “bad choices” after a late equalizer from the German club put a dent in their hopes of reaching the UEFA Champions League knockout stage in a 2-2 draw.

Lyon led by two goals at the break, courtesy of goals from Nabil Fekir and Tanguy NDombele, but Andrej Kramaric and Pavel Kaderabek plundered second-half goals to earn Julian Nagelsmann’s side a point, despite the visitors having Kasim Adams dismissed.

The result leaves Group F wide open, with second-placed Lyon three points behind group leaders Manchester City, while Hoffenheim trail the French club by three points ahead of the final round of two matches.

Genesio expressed his frustration after being denied a victory that would have put his team within one point of qualification.

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“We should have scored the third goal,” he said, according to FourFourTwo.

“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.”