Capello said: “It was very difficult to defend against John Carew tonight. He was with me at Roma and I never had him playing like tonight. He is a phenomenon.
“We saw a great match tonight. We had the chance to win and we missed a penalty kick. It is not easy to defeat Lyon. They do not concede goals and we almost scored three.
“(Antonio) Cassano is now integrated into the team and his performance was quite good tonight. During the game you have to change your ideas to try something.
“Lyon possess both luck and quality. They are a team with great players.”