NEWS DIGEST – Shares in Olympique Lyonnais fell on Thursday after the French football team was eliminated from Europe’s lucrative UEFA Champions League after a heavy defeat by FC Barcelona.

Lyon’s shares were down 2.6 percent at 2.95 euros in early session trading on the Paris stock market.

Lionel Messi led the way with two goals and two assists as FC Barcelona reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals by thrashing Olympique Lyonnais 5-1 on Wednesday.

Lyon listed its shares on the Paris stock market back in 2007.(Reuters/NAN)