Lyon 1-2 Montpellier: Visitors stun Lyon, as Montpellier secure a 2-1 victory

Lyon left with questions after Montpellier celebrate an away win
Technical card:
Lyon: Anthony Lopes, Leo Dubois, Marcelo (Djamel Benlamri, min.26), Sinaly Diomande, Maxwel Cornet (Mattia De Sciglio, min.63), Lucas Paqueta (Rayan Cherki, min.72), Houssem Aouar (Islam Slimani, min.73), Thiago Mendes, Memphis Depay, Tino Kadewere (Bruno Guimaraes, min.62) and Karl Toko Ekambi
Montpellier: Jonas Omlin, Junior Sambia, Vitorino Hilton, Daniel Congre, Mihailo Ristic (Nicolas Cozza, min.68), Stephy Mavididi (Pedro Mendes, min.81), Jordan Ferri, Florent Mollet (Damien Le Tallec, min.75), Teji Savanier, Gaetan Laborde (Petar Skuletic, min.80) and Andy Delort (Sepe Elye Wahi, min.46)
Stadium: the Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Goals: Teji Savanier (0-1, min. 20), Lucas Paqueta (1-1, min. 45) and Sepe Elye Wahi (1-2, min. 65)

Montpellier delivered a resounding 2-1 victory against Lyon on Saturday, at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Both teams arrived on the back of wins. Lyon had been hopeful of continuing their run after winning their previous two games against Strasburg at home and Dijon away, by 3-0 and 1-0 respectively. Montpellier, on the other hand, were looking to extend their winning run after a 4-2 victory against Dijon. After today’s result, Lyon and Montpellier are 3rd, (52 points) and 8th, (35 points), in the league respectively, after 25 matches.

Montpellier started the game well, following a goal from Teji Savanier in the 20th minute. However, they didn’t maintain the lead for long though, an equalizer from a Lucas Paqueta just before half-time brought Lyon level, thereby seeing the first half to a 1-1.

Montpellier continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, thanks to Sepe Elye Wahi opening the scoring, 65 minutes in to hand victory to the visitors.

For Lyon Djamel Benlamri, Bruno Guimaraes, Mattia De Sciglio, Rayan Cherki and Islam Slimani came on for Marcelo, Tino Kadewere, Maxwel Cornet, Lucas Paqueta and Houssem Aouar, while Montpellier replaced Sepe Elye Wahi, Nicolas Cozza, Damien Le Tallec, Petar Skuletic and Pedro Mendes with Andy Delort, Mihailo Ristic, Florent Mollet, Gaetan Laborde and Stephy Mavididi.

The referee booked Mihailo Ristic for Montpellier.

Lyon will next play Brest away, with Montpellier facing Rennes at home.

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