Lyon on a 5-2 win against Nîmes on Sunday at Stade Des Costieres. Both teams arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Nîmes were looking to pick up points after winning last match. Lyon were coming from consecutive wins against FC Lorient and AS Mónaco. After today’s result, Nîmes and Lyon sit 19th, (35 points) and 4th, (76 points), in the league respectively, after 37 matches.
Les Crocodiles didn’t take long to get on the score-sheet, with an early goal from Moussa Kone in the 5th minute. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Lucas Paqueta managed to equalize and take the sides off in the 8th minute at 1-1. The momentum was now with Lyon, who then scored again through a goal from Memphis Depay at the 20 minute mark to establish a 2-1. The Kids then scored again and increased their advantage thanks to a 2nd effort from Lucas Paqueta, on 24 minutes. The score at half time was 1-3.
The Kids started the second half with renewed vigour, with Houssem Aouar finding the net at the 55 minute mark. However, Nîmes weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a second effort from Moussa Kone, 62 minutes in. In the end though, Lyon secured the points emphatically, with a goal from Islam Slimani just before the final whistle and seeing the game end 5-2.
For Nîmes, Sofiane Alakouch, Lucas Deaux, Nassim Chadli, Mahamadou Doucoure and Matteo Ahlinvi, came on for Patrick Burner, Lamine Fomba, Niclas Eliasson, Moussa Kone and Zinedine Ferhat. Lyon brought on Rayan Cherki, Thiago Mendes, Islam Slimani and Sinaly Diomande for Houssem Aouar, Bruno Guimaraes, Karl Toko Ekambi and Leo Dubois.
|Nîmes:||Anthony Lopes, Leo Dubois, Marcelo, Jason Denayer, Maxwel Cornet, Karl Toko Ekambi, Lucas Paqueta, Maxence Caqueret, Bruno Guimaraes, Houssem Aouar and Memphis Depay|
|Lyon:||Baptiste Reynet, Patrick Burner, Loick Landre, Naomichi Ueda, Birger Meling, Niclas Eliasson, Renaud Ripart, Lamine Fomba, Andres Cubas, Zinedine Ferhat and Moussa Kone|
|Stadium:||Stade Des Costieres|
|Goals:||Moussa Kone (1-0, min. 5), Lucas Paqueta (1-1, min. 8), Memphis Depay (1-2, min. 20), Lucas Paqueta (1-3, min. 24), Houssem Aouar (1-4, min. 55), Moussa Kone (2-4, min. 62) and Islam Slimani (2-5, min. 87)|