Lyon – Nice – Home defeat for The Kids as The Eagles take points

Lyon suffer a loss during their final game of the season against Nice
Lyon vs. Nice
Edgar Martin

Edgar Martin

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Lyon succumbed to a home defeat against Nice at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday. Lyon were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games against Nîmes away and FC Lorient at home, by 5-2 and 4-1 respectively. Nice were beaten 2-0 in the previous match against RC Strasburg. Following the final whistle at the end of the last game of the Ligue 1 season, Lyon and Nice sit 4th (76 points) and 9th (52 points) in the league respectively, after a total of 38 matches.

The Kids started the game well, with a goal from Karl Toko Ekambi, 14 minutes in. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Kasper Dolberg, 27 minutes in brought The Eagles level. However, Lyon just before half-time reestablished their lead following another Karl Toko Ekambi goal and the first half ended 2-1.

Nice started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, thanks to an early goal from Hassane Kamara in the 50th minute. Nice then netted once more and turned the match thanks to a goal from William Saliba, 57 minutes in to make it 3-2.

For Lyon, Islam Slimani, Rayan Cherki, Thiago Mendes and Mattia De Sciglio, came on for Bruno Guimaraes, Houssem Aouar, Maxence Caqueret and Leo Dubois. Nice replaced Dan Ndoye, Morgan Schneiderlin and Jordan Lotomba with Rony Lopes, Kephren Thuram Ulien and Hicham Boudaoui.

There were bookings for Marcelo from Lyon, and Kephren Thuram Ulien and Jean-Clair Todibo, for Nice.

Technical card:
Lyon: Anthony Lopes, Leo Dubois (Mattia De Sciglio, min.74), Marcelo, Jason Denayer, Maxwel Cornet, Karl Toko Ekambi, Lucas Paqueta, Maxence Caqueret (Thiago Mendes, min.67), Bruno Guimaraes (Islam Slimani, min.61), Houssem Aouar (Rayan Cherki, min.67) and Memphis Depay
Nice: Walter Benitez, Youcef Atal, Jean-Clair Todibo, William Saliba, Hassane Kamara, Rony Lopes (Dan Ndoye, min.78), Pierre Lees-Melou, Kephren Thuram Ulien (Morgan Schneiderlin, min.83), Hicham Boudaoui (Jordan Lotomba, min.88), Amine Gouiri and Kasper Dolberg
Stadium: the Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Goals: Karl Toko Ekambi (1-0, min. 14), Kasper Dolberg (1-1, min. 27), Karl Toko Ekambi (2-1, min. 40), Hassane Kamara (2-2, min. 50) and William Saliba (2-3, min. 57)

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