Bordeaux 2 – Lyon 2: Les Girondins held to a draw by visiting The Kids

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Bordeaux were held to 2-2 draw by Lyon down on Sunday at the Matmut Atlantique Stadiums. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Bordeaux were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last game 5-2 to RC Strasburg. Lyon were beaten 2-1 in the previous match against Reims. As the table looks today, Bordeaux are in 17th place on the table and has 14 points while Lyon sit in 12th with 23 points after 17 matches.

The Kids started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to Jason Denayer giving Lyon the lead, 29 minutes in. However, their lead was short-lived, as an equalizer from Malo Gusto in the 36th minute, brought Les Girondins level. Lyon in turn, then responded just before half-time increasing their lead with an effort from Thiago Mendes, which saw the first half end 1-2.

Bordeaux took the initiative in the second half, with Alberth Elis finding the net, at 58 minutes. The game ended 2-2.

For Bordeaux, Timothee Pembele, Fransergio, Javairo Dilrosun, Mbaye Niang and Jimmy Briand, came on for Yacine Adli, Tom Lacoux, Remi Oudin, Hwang Ui-Jo and Alberth Elis. Lyon brought on Damien Da Silva, Moussa Dembele, Karl Toko Ekambi and Maxence Caqueret for Jason Denayer, Xherdan Shaqiri, Emerson and Jerome Boateng.

Next up, Bordeaux are away to Troyes, whilst Lyon will travel to face Lille.

Technical card:
Bordeaux: Benoit Costil, Enock Kwateng, Edson Mexer, Stian Gregersen, Ricardo Mangas, Remi Oudin (Javairo Dilrosun, min.76), Jean Onana, Tom Lacoux (Fransergio, min.70), Hwang Ui-Jo (Mbaye Niang, min.77), Alberth Elis (Jimmy Briand, min.87) and Yacine Adli (Timothee Pembele, min.69)
Lyon: Anthony Lopes, Jerome Boateng (Maxence Caqueret, min.76), Jason Denayer (Damien Da Silva, min.44), Castello Lukeba, Malo Gusto, Thiago Mendes, Bruno Guimaraes, Emerson (Karl Toko Ekambi, min.76), Houssem Aouar, Lucas Paqueta and Xherdan Shaqiri (Moussa Dembele, min.66)
Stadium: the Matmut Atlantique Stadiums
Goals: Jason Denayer (0-1, min. 29), Malo Gusto (1-1, min. 36), Thiago Mendes (1-2, min. 41) and Alberth Elis (2-2, min. 58)

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