Brest 2-3 Lyon – Lyon beat Brest in 3-2, in narrow away win

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Technical card:
Brest: Sebastien Cibois, Ronael Pierre-Gabriel (Julien Faussurier, min.67), Brendan Chardonnet, Christophe Herelle, Romain Perraud, Romain Faivre (Gaetan Charbonnier, min.67), Haris Belkebla, Paul Lasne (Bandiougou Fadiga, min.88), Franck Honorat (Jeremy Le Douaron, min.87), Steve Mounie and Irvin Cardona
Lyon: Anthony Lopes, Leo Dubois, Jason Denayer, Sinaly Diomande, Mattia De Sciglio, Houssem Aouar (Tino Kadewere, min.72), Lucas Paqueta, Thiago Mendes, Bruno Guimaraes (Maxence Caqueret, min.71), Karl Toko Ekambi (Maxwel Cornet, min.78) and Memphis Depay (Islam Slimani, min.88)
Stadium: the Stade Francis-Le Blé
Goals: Lucas Paqueta (0-1, min. 9), Houssem Aouar (0-2, min. 29), Memphis Depay (0-3, min. 44), Brendan Chardonnet (1-3, min. 53) and Irvin Cardona (2-3, min. 74)

Brest on Friday lost to Lyon on a home defeat at the Stade Francis-Le Blé. Brest wanted to improve their league standing after a scoreless draw against Lille in their previous match. Lyon lost 2-1 in the last match they played against Montpellier. After today’s result, Brest and Lyon currently occupy 12th and 1st spots in the table, with 31 points and 55 points respectively after 26 matches.

Lyon scored first, following a goal from Lucas Paqueta, 9 minutes in. Later, Lyon scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Houssem Aouar to make it 2-0. Later, Lyon took the lead with a goal form a penalty goal from Memphis Depay in the 44th minute just before half-time to see out the first half 3-0.

Brest staged a comeback in the second half, thanks to a goal from Brendan Chardonnet in the 53rd minute. Later, Brest scored again and hit back thanks to a goal from Irvin Cardona, 74 minutes in. The game ended with a 3-2 victory for Lyon.

For Brest, Julien Faussurier, Gaetan Charbonnier, Jeremy Le Douaron and Bandiougou Fadiga came on for Bruno Guimaraes, Houssem Aouar, Karl Toko Ekambi and Memphis Depay, while Lyon brought on Maxence Caqueret, Tino Kadewere, Maxwel Cornet and Islam Slimani to replace Bruno Guimaraes, Houssem Aouar, Karl Toko Ekambi and Memphis Depay.

There were bookings for Haris Belkebla and Christophe Herelle from Brest and Mattia De Sciglio for Lyon.

Brest next face Monaco and Lyon are away to Marseille.

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