Lyon 3 – Troyes 1- Visitors unable to get win at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Lyon vs. Troyes

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Troyes fell to an away defeat at the hands of Lyon at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday. Lyon were looking to get back their winning ways after losing their last game 2-1 to Paris Saint-Germain. Troyes, on the other hand, are struggling for form following a draw in their last match. After today’s result, Lyon are in 6th place, with 11 points from 7 matches, while Troyes sit in 17th, with 5 points from 7.

Troyes started the game well, thanks to a goal from Xavier Chavalerin just before half-time to see out the first half 0-1.

Lyon started the second half with renewed vigour, with an early goal from Xherdan Shaqiri in the 48th minute. The momentum was now with The Kids, who then scored again through a goal from Emerson, at 72 minutes to establish a 2-1. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Lucas Paqueta just before the final whistle with a final score of 3-1.

For Lyon, Leo Dubois, Moussa Dembele, Karl Toko Ekambi and Rayan Cherki, came on for Malo Gusto, Islam Slimani, Houssem Aouar and Xherdan Shaqiri. Troyes brought on Oualid El Hajjam, Yoann Touzghar, Patrick Roberts and Tristan Dingome, to replace Karim Azamoum, Philippe Sandler, Renaud Ripart and Issa Kabore.

There were bookings for Lucas Paqueta from Lyon, and Karim Azamoum, Jimmy Giraudon and Giulian Biancone, for Troyes.

Troyes and Lyon will next play at home to Angers SCO and FC Lorient respectively.

Technical card:
Lyon: Anthony Lopes, Malo Gusto (Leo Dubois, min.46), Sinaly Diomande, Jason Denayer, Emerson, Xherdan Shaqiri (Rayan Cherki, min.88), Lucas Paqueta, Maxence Caqueret, Bruno Guimaraes, Houssem Aouar (Karl Toko Ekambi, min.66) and Islam Slimani (Moussa Dembele, min.66)
Troyes: Gauthier Gallon, Jimmy Giraudon, Philippe Sandler (Yoann Touzghar, min.58), Karim Azamoum (Oualid El Hajjam, min.31), Issa Kabore (Tristan Dingome, min.77), Romenique Kouame, Xavier Chavalerin, Giulian Biancone, Mama Balde, Renaud Ripart (Patrick Roberts, min.77) and Gerson Rodrigues
Stadium: the Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Goals: Xavier Chavalerin (0-1, min. 45), Xherdan Shaqiri (1-1, min. 48), Emerson (2-1, min. 72) and Lucas Paqueta (3-1, min. 87)