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Tie so close to call - Brad

Posted on 19 February 2013  - 12:14

Brad Friedel believes our late winner against Lyon has just tipped the Europa League, Round of 32 tie in our favour.

Tie so close to call - Brad

Gareth Bale fired home his second free-kick with the last kick of the game to hand us that 2-1 lead in the first leg last week.

We take that slender advantage to Lyon’s Stade de Gerland for the second leg on Thursday night.

“The second goal was very important because 1-1 going to Lyon might tip the balance to them, but at 2-1 it gives the balance to us,” reflected Brad.

“It’s two good teams both trying to progress and it’s by no means a massive advantage, just a small advantage.

“They are going to have come out and try to score and hopefully that will leave it a bit open at the back and could leave chances for us.

“I’m sure it’s going to be a great second leg. The knockout stage of the competition is when these games really come alive and we’re looking forward to it.”