The Lyon footballers interrupted a series of five matches without winning and won the French league for the first time since the opening round. They succeeded in the 7th round match in Strasbourg, which they defeated 3: 2. Slavia’s rival in the group of the European League Nice, which won on the pitch of St. Etienne 3: 1. Thursday’s opponent Sparta from Lille took first place thanks to a high 4-0 win over Lens.
The entry of the semifinalist of last year’s Champions League Lyon, which was eliminated only with the later champion Bayern Munich, into the French league was smooth, coaches Rudi Garcia’s charges won 4: 1 over Dijon. This was followed by a series of four draws and one defeat, and the seventh team last year also failed to score more than one goal in any match.
Lyon did not turn the negative line until today, when it took a three-goal lead before two halves with two goals by Karel Ekambi and a shot by Tin Kadewere. Although Strasbourg managed to score quickly and correct the second goal after the break, the home team did not reach the points. Lyon moved from 14th to ninth in an incomplete table.
– Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) October 18, 2020
Nice decided on the first win after three matches in the first half hour of the game, when Pierre Lees Melou and Amine Gouiri scored. The team that will face Slavia for the first time on November 5 collected in the 57th minute the subsequent activity of St. However, Etienne had already defended himself and in the end he secured the win with one more goal.
Lille became independent at the top of the league thanks to Rennes’ loss on Friday. Burak Yilmaz scored the winning shot after 11 minutes of play, the home players then confirmed the win with three goals after the break. A power play helped them with two of them, as the Lens team played by ten from the 57th minute and in nine players in the last quarter of an hour due to further exclusions.
|French Football League – Round 7:|
|Strasbourg – Lyon 2: 3 (44. Diallo, 55. Aholou – 25. a 42. Camp, 12. Kadewere)|
|Angers – May 1: 1 (38. Mangani z pen. – 39. Nguette)|
|Monaco – Montpellier 1: 1 (70. Ben Yedder z pen.- 51. Mavdidi)|
|Nantes – Brest 3: 1 (16. Kolo, 30. Blas, 79. Bamba – 68. Faivre)|
|St. Etienne – Nice 1:3 (57. Aouchiche – 8. Lees Melou, 30. Gouiri, 90. + 1 Maolida)|
|Lille – Lens 4: 0 (11. Yilmaz, 47. Bamba, 69. Ikoné, 79. Yazici)|