Lyon held Ajax to a 0-0 draw Wednesday in their opening group game of the Champions League.

Ajax had better possession in the first half but created few meaningful chances.

Lyon forward Bafetimbi Gomis could have put Lyon in front after 23 minutes but his shot went just wide after combining well with Jimmy Briand.

Gomis had another chance moments later but Ajax goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer palmed his effort away.

Vermeer also intervened to block Michel Bastos' close-range strike in 55th.