Lyon scraped into the knockout rounds of the Champions League after salvaging a 1-1 draw away to a tenacious Shakhtar Donetsk team on Wednesday.

Playing in freezing sleet in Kiev after the game was relocated due to martial law, Shakhtar took the lead through Junior Moraes and held on for more than 40 minutes thanks to a string of saves from Andriy Pyatov. However, Nabil Fekir hit a shot into the top-left corner in the 65th minute to give Lyon the point it needed to secure second place in Group F behind Manchester City.

Shakhtar Junior Moraes, left, challenges for the ball with Lyon's Memphis Depay during the Group F Champions League soccer match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon at the Olympiyskiy stadium, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Shakhtar Junior Moraes, left, challenges for the ball with Lyon’s Memphis Depay during the Group F Champions League soccer match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon at the Olympiyskiy stadium, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

While Lyon did enough to qualify, the draw leaves the French team on a four-game winless run in all competitions.

Shakhtar Maycon, left, challenges for the ball with Lyon's Nabil Fekir during the Group F Champions League soccer match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon at the Olympiyskiy stadium, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Shakhtar Maycon, left, challenges for the ball with Lyon’s Nabil Fekir during the Group F Champions League soccer match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon at the Olympiyskiy stadium, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Police said 27 people were detained ahead of the game after alleged incidents of trying to force open turnstiles and attempting to assault police. Flares were thrown from the crowd onto the field at the start of the game.

Shakhtar Maycon, right, challenges for the ball with Lyon's Nabil Fekir during the Group F Champions League soccer match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon at the Olympiyskiy stadium, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Shakhtar Maycon, right, challenges for the ball with Lyon’s Nabil Fekir during the Group F Champions League soccer match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon at the Olympiyskiy stadium, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

City beat already-eliminated Hoffenheim 2-1 in the other game in Group F.

Shakhtar Junior Moraes, left, celebrates with his teammate Ismaily Ismaily after scoring his side's opening goal during the Group F Champions League soccer match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon at the Olympiyskiy stadium, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Shakhtar Junior Moraes, left, celebrates with his teammate Ismaily Ismaily after scoring his side’s opening goal during the Group F Champions League soccer match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon at the Olympiyskiy stadium, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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Lyon coach Bruno Genesio kicks the ball during the Group F Champions League soccer match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon at the Olympiyskiy stadium, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Lyon coach Bruno Genesio kicks the ball during the Group F Champions League soccer match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Lyon at the Olympiyskiy stadium, in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Source: The Associated Press

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