That second great strike from Bale ends the match. Tottenham have beaten Lyon 2-1 but there is still plenty to play for in next week's second leg.
GOAL BALE! Bale puts Tottenham back in front with his second fantastic free-kick of the night. He once again beat Vercoutre with an effort that swerved all over the place.
Tottenham make a late final change with Jake Livermore replacing Parker.
Bale's effort from the edge of the box is punched away from his goal by Vercoutre.
We will have three minutes of additional time.
Umtiti is back on the field after his treatment earlier and he takes a throw on the halfway line.
Lisandro leaves the field to be replaced by Rachid Ghezzal for Lyon.
Grenier's free-kick from the left is easily cleared away from danger.
Umtiti receives treatment as we wait for the free-kick to be taken.
Lyon win a free-kick on the left as Umtiti tumbles in an aerial challenge with Walker.
Lyon have made a change with Clement Grenier replacing Malbranque.
Still pretty even here. A draw would be a fair result if the score remains 1-1.
Sigurdsson can't play Adebayor through on goal and Vercoutre is able to rush out and gather the ball.
Fofana is booked for trying to stop a quick Tottenham free-kick.
Tottenham make the change with Sigurdsson taking over from Lennon.
A long ball forward fails to find Bale as he looks to find space behind the Lyon defence. Goal-kick to the away side.
Looks like Tottenham are preparing to bring on Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Holtby wins a free-kick on the right flank as his forward run is blocked.
Lyon win a free-kick on the halfway line after a late challenge from Holtby.
Time ticks by and the match is still evenly poised. Will there be a late charge from either side for victory?
The corner is worked short but Bale's cross is quickly blocked and Tottenham have another flag-kick.
Tottenham win a corner after a cross from the right causes some panic for Lyon.
Umtiti's header from 16 yards is sent wide of goal. Lyon still causing nervous moments for Tottenham.
Tottenham make the first change of the night with Lewis Holtby replacing Dempsey.
Tottenham enjoying a better period of play at the moment. They were rocked by Lyon's equaliser but there is still plenty of interest left in this match.
Bale's effort is punched away from the centre of his goal by Vercoutre.
Another great challenge from Lovren stops Dempsey in the Lyon box. The defender has played very well tonight.
The corner doesn't cause any problems as the ball goes straight behind.
Lacazette looks lively again as he drives forward and sees his powerful effort turned over the bar by Friedel.
Lacazette's cross from the right is cleared as Lyon continue to cause problems for Tottenham.
Dempsey charges down Lovren's clearance but Lyon are able to react and clear the danger.
Lyon have been on the front foot in this half. Umtiti's goal has given them real belief they can go on and claim the victory. Could be an interesting ending to the contest.
Malbranque's corner from the left is headed clear by Bale at the near post. The Welshman has done his share of defensive work tonight.
Lyon now keep the ball at the back. They will be hoping to push on and secure a famous win at White Hart Lane.
That really was a great strike. Both goals in this match have been superb.
GOAL UMTITI! Umtiti pulls Lyon level with a rasping half-volley from outside the box. That was the second great goal of this match.
Tottenham win a free-kick on the right as Assou-Ekotto loses an aerial challenge.
Tottenham keep the ball at the back. They look solid with a 1-0 lead.
Great work from Vertonghen to win the ball from Reveillere as he looked to charge forward.
Gomis cuts in from the right and his weak effort is easily gathered by Friedel. Lyon continue to pose a threat.
Walker now falls in a challenge with Lisandro to give Tottenham a free-kick.
Walker is booked.
No changes from either side so far. Lewis Holtby could make an impact off the bench for Tottenham.
We are back under way.
Tottenham are now the 1/5 favourites for the victory with Sky Bet. Lyon can be backed at 16/1 and the draw is available at 4/1. You can get half-time price boosts for Tottenham to win 3-1 at 15/2, Lyon to win 2-1 at 18/1, Adebayor to score next at 8/1 and Lisandro to score next at 9/1.
That ends the first half. Tottenham lead 1-0 thanks to Bale's free-kick.
GOAL BALE! Bale puts Tottenham ahead with a superb free-kick from 35 yards. It was dipping and swerving to leave Vercoutre unable to reach the ball. Quite a strike.
Lyon get men behind the ball as Tottenham enjoy a spell of possession. Good defending from the away side.
Malbranque is back on his feet and leaves the field before returning. Friedel gets us back under way.
The midfielder was injured in a challenge with Adebayor. The Lyon physio is still treating him.
We have another break in play as Malbranque receives treatment.
Malbranque sends a low effort wide of goal. No danger for Friedel.
Adebayor is caught offside as Tottenham look to start another attacking move.
A great attacking move from Tottenham ends with Bale failing to find the target when it looked easier to score. Replays show he was put under pressure but that could have been the moment the hosts moved ahead.
Adebayor challenges Lovren for the right to run through one-on-one with Vercoutre but the referee gives a free-kick.
A great piece of skill from Assou-Ekotto allows him to make space and fire the ball clear.
A Lyon attack comes to an end as the ball drifts through to Friedel. A little lull going on at the moment with the defences on top.
Good work from Walker to win the ball from Lisandro on the edge of the Tottenham box. Pretty even game so far with both sides playing their part.
The corner from the right is headed clear by Bale at the near post as he proves his defensive credentials.
Lacazette wins a corner as his cross from the right is deflected behind.
Gonalons wins a free-kick as he is taken down by Dembele.
Assou-Ekotto is forced to fire the ball out of play for a Lyon through under pressure from Lisandro.
It really was a great pass from Dembele to create that chance. Worth watching again if you get the chance.
Mousa Dembele finds Adebayor with a great through ball and the striker sends a first-time effort just wide of the left hand post. That was a decent chance.
Assou-Ekotto is back on his feet and leaves the field. Play gets back under way and the defender makes his way back on the pitch.
We have a break in play as Assou-Ekotto receives treatment.
Adebayor falls under Bisevac's challenge on the halfway line to give Tottenham a free-kick.
Lovren does well again. This time he heads Bale's free-kick from the right away from the centre of the six-yard box.
Lennon wins a free-kick on the right flank as he tumbles over a loose challenge from Umtiti. The defender is booked.
The next corner is headed away from danger by Lovren as Lyon stand tall.
The corner is cleared but Tottenham win back possession. William Gallas finds himself on the right flank and his cross is deflected behind.
Aaron Lennon does well to win a corner with a charge down the right flank.
This is a good spell for Lyon. Both teams are handy in possession so we can expect some entertainment.
Steed Malbranque's corner from the right is met by a header from Dejan Lovren at the far post. Friedel was on top of the threat and easily gathers.
Gomis tumbles under a challenge from Jan Vertonghen and is unlucky not to win a penalty. Was a 50/50 call for the referee and he decided to reject the appeals.
Lisandro can't find Alexandre Lacazette on the right as he looks to create space. Lyon aren't too far away from causing problems for Tottenham.
Gueida Fofana tries his luck from long-range as he sends a decent effort over the bar.
Assou-Ekotto can't keep the ball in play as he chases Dempsey's ball down the left. Goal-kick to Lyon.
Bale puts Maxime Gonalons under pressure to give Tottenham a throw on the halfway line.
Tottenham are the team having the better of this. Bale looks lively as he looks to continue a good run of form.
Walker's cross from the right finds Bale at the far post but he can only send his volley high over the bar.
Bafetimbi Gomis loses his footing and can't stop the ball going behind for a goal-kick.
Lyon enjoy a spell of possession but Tottenham are the team who have enjoyed the better start to the match. The hosts look sharp so far.
Tottenham work the corner short to Gareth Bale but he quickly runs out of space and Lyon get a goal-kick.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto's cut-back from the left hand side of the Lyon box is turned just wide of his own near post by Anthony Reveillere. Corner to Tottenham.
The free-kick leads to a Lyon free-kick as Clint Dempsey pushes Milan Bisevac at the far post.
Kyle Walker tumbles to the ground under Samuel Umtiti's challenge to give Tottenham a free-kick on the right flank.
Tottenham are keeping the ball early on. Lyon defending in numbers.
The action has started.
The players are on the pitch and we are very nearly ready to begin.
We are getting closer to kick-off. This should be a pretty good match with Lyon second in France's Ligue 1 and Tottenham fourth in the Premier League.
Tottenham are the 4/5 favourites with Sky Bet to win this match, Lyon are 7/2 and the draw can be backed at 13/5. There are price boosts for Tottenham to win 3-0 at 14/1 and Lyon to win 1-0 at 11/1.
The key notes for Tottenham are Brad Friedel starts in goal and Emmanuel Adebayor is back in attack.
The teams are - Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Dembele, Parker, Lennon, Dempsey, Bale, Adebayor Subs: Lloris, Holtby, Naughton, Dawson, Sigurdsson, Livermore, Caulker
Lyon: Vercoutre, Reveillere, Lovren, Bisevac, Umtiti, Gonalons, Fofana, Lacazette, Malbranque, Lopez, Gomis Subs: Lopes, Kone, Grenier, Ferri, Dabo, Benzia, Ghezzal
The referee is Pedro Proenca from Portugal.
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