Lyon 1 – Metz 1: Points shared at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais after draw

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Lyon were held to 1-1 draw by Metz down on Wednesday at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Lyon arrived with the intention of increasing their league score after a scoreless draw against Lille in their previous match whilst Metz were able to continue their winning streak after a 4-1 win against FC Lorient in their last match. As the table looks today, Lyon are in 13th place, with 24 points from 19 matches, while Metz sit in 18th, with 16 points from 19.

Following a goalless first half, Lyon took the initiative in the second half, thanks to a goal from Castello Lukeba at the 56 minute mark. In the end though, their lead was short lived, as Boubacar Traore equalised for The Maroons in the 58th minute and seeing the game end 1-1.

For Lyon, Rayan Cherki, Karl Toko Ekambi, Bruno Guimaraes and Islam Slimani, came on for Lucas Paqueta, Damien Da Silva, Maxence Caqueret and Jerome Boateng. Metz brought on Ibrahima Niane, Amadou Mbengue and Warren Tchimbembe, to replace Opa Nguette, Thomas Delaine and Nicolas De Preville.

There were bookings for Maxence Caqueret and Damien Da Silva from Lyon, and Jemerson, Habib Maiga and Amadou Mbengue, for Metz.

Lyon next face Paris Saint-Germain and Metz are at home to RC Strasburg.

Technical card:
Lyon: Anthony Lopes, Castello Lukeba, Damien Da Silva (Karl Toko Ekambi, min.46), Jerome Boateng (Islam Slimani, min.77), Malo Gusto, Maxence Caqueret (Bruno Guimaraes, min.46), Thiago Mendes, Emerson, Lucas Paqueta (Rayan Cherki, min.46), Moussa Dembele and Houssem Aouar
FC Metz: Marc-Aurele Caillard, Dylan Bronn, Jemerson, Kiki, Fabien Centtonze, Habib Maiga, Boubacar Traore, Thomas Delaine (Amadou Mbengue, min.74), Opa Nguette (Ibrahima Niane, min.70), Farid Boulaya and Nicolas De Preville (Warren Tchimbembe, min.90)
Stadium: the Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Goals: Castello Lukeba (1-0, min. 56) and Boubacar Traore (1-1, min. 58)

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