Stuttgart´s Champions League dream was all but extinguished after they slipped to a toothless 2-0 defeat to Lyon at the Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium.

In a Group E match that pitted the Bundesliga title-holders against the reigning six-time Ligue 1 champions, it was the French outfit that took all the points thanks to second-half strikes by Fabio Santos and Karim Benzema.

Stuttgart´s third loss from as many Champions League outings this term leaves coach Armin Veh looking increasingly precarious at the helm.

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