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Impossible to see beyond Lyon.

LYON need a favour from Liverpool if they are to secure top spot in Group G but they can take care of their own business by hammering Debrecen at the Stade Gerland.

The French side will finish at the summit if they beat the Hungarian champions and Fiorentina lose at Anfield.

However, if the Italians grab a draw from their trip to Merseyside, Lyon will need to win by two goals or more to clinch top spot - the clubs' identical.

Lyon manager Claude Puel will be targeting a convincing victory and he should get it against opposition who have been completely out of their depth at this level.

Debrecen have shipped 15 goals in their five matches and they were hammered 4-0 by Lyon in front of their home fans.

A similarly heavy defes at looks on the cards tonight.

Lyon are without injured quintet Anderson (knee), Mathieu Bodmer, Jeremy Toulalan, Maxime Gonalons and Aly Cissokho (all groin).

Robert Feczesin (knee) and Vukasin Poleksic (back) are ruled out but Leandro (knee) and Jozsef Varga (ankle, left) return.

LAST SIX MATCHES Lyon Debrecen (a) 3-4 Lille (h) 2-0 MTK (h) 1-1 Rennes (h) 5-3 Zalaegerszeg (a) 0-1* Fiorentina (h) 0-1* Liverpool (a) 1-1 Grenoble (a) 2-1 Honved (h) 5-5 Marseille (h) 1-0 Kecskemeti (h) 1-1* Liverpool (a) 0-1 Gyori ETO *Cup match
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
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Date:Dec 9, 2009
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