French Ligue 1
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Lorient 1-1 Lyon

Clinton N'Jie and Henri Bedimo
Clinton N'Jie turned home Henri Bedimo's cross to level

Ligue 1 leaders Lyon could only draw at Lorient as they failed to capitalise on a weekend when their title challengers dropped points.

Both Marseille and Paris St-Germain drew but remain two points adrift of Hubert Fournier's side, who trailed Lorient to Jordan Ayew's header.

But Clinton N'Jie levelled with a low finish from Henri Bedimo's cross.

Lyon pushed for a winner and Christophe Jallet saw a curled effort saved by Benjamin Lecomte as Lorient moved 16th.

The draw takes Sylvain Ripoll's side's unbeaten run to three and moves them two points clear of the relegation zone.

They handled a Lyon side, who have now drawn three straight league games, well and it was not until Ayew headed home Benjamin Jeannot's cross that the league leaders looked lively.

Defeat would still have left them in top spot after PSG and Marseille drew 2-2 with Caen and Reims respectively earlier on the weekend.

Lecomte denied Nabil Fekir from close range with a superb save in the 55th minute, but a deflection found the home keeper wanting when N'Jie netted his third goal of the campaign.

Elsewhere in France's top tier on Sunday, Guingamp overcame Metz 2-0 away from home and sixth-placed Bordeaux beat St Etienne - still fourth - 1-0.

Bordeaux fans with powder
Bordeaux supporters put on a spectacular visual sight in their win over St Etienne with powder paint of various colours

Line-ups

Lorient

  • 40Lecomte
  • 25Gassama
  • 2KonéBooked at 90mins
  • 24Lautoa
  • 4Le Goff
  • 13AbdullahSubstituted forJ Ayewat 45'minutes
  • 6Bellugou
  • 19PhilippoteauxSubstituted forBarthelmeat 83'minutes
  • 17Mesloub
  • 14GuerreiroSubstituted forLavigneat 76'minutes
  • 22Jeannot

Substitutes

  • 9J Ayew
  • 11Ndong
  • 26Wachter
  • 28Barthelme
  • 30Chaigneau
  • 31Lavigne
  • 39Bruno

Lyon

  • 1Lopes
  • 13JalletBooked at 86mins
  • 22Rose
  • 23Umtiti
  • 3BedimoBooked at 50mins
  • 21GonalonsBooked at 45mins
  • 24Tolisso
  • 28MvuembaSubstituted forFerriat 70'minutes
  • 18Fekir
  • 27CornetSubstituted forGourcuffat 59'minutes
  • 20N'Jie

Substitutes

  • 4Koné
  • 8Gourcuff
  • 12Ferri
  • 14Dabo
  • 17Malbranque
  • 19Yattara
  • 30Gorgelin
Referee:
Stéphane Lannoy
Attendance:
14,354

Match Stats

Home TeamLorientAway TeamLyon
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Lorient 1, Lyon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lorient 1, Lyon 1.

Maxime Gonalons (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Maxime Barthelme (Lorient).

Foul by Christophe Jallet (Lyon).

Maxime Barthelme (Lorient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Lamine Koné (Lorient) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lamine Koné (Lorient).

Offside, Lyon. Clinton N'Jie tries a through ball, but Henri Bedimo is caught offside.

Henri Bedimo (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Valentin Lavigne (Lorient).

Attempt missed. Nabil Fekir (Lyon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Christophe Jallet.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Nabil Fekir (Lyon) because of an injury.

Booking

Christophe Jallet (Lyon) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lindsay Rose (Lyon).

Maxime Barthelme (Lorient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nabil Fekir (Lyon).

Lamine Koné (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Henri Bedimo (Lyon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Wesley Lautoa.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Benjamin Lecomte.

Attempt saved. Christophe Jallet (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Lorient. Maxime Barthelme replaces Romain Philippoteaux.

Samuel Umtiti (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Benjamin Jeannot (Lorient).

Offside, Lyon. Nabil Fekir tries a through ball, but Clinton N'Jie is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Lorient 1, Lyon 1. Clinton N'Jie (Lyon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Henri Bedimo.

Substitution

Substitution, Lorient. Valentin Lavigne replaces Raphael Guerreiro.

Foul by Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon).

Lamine Gassama (Lorient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Lorient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Corentin Tolisso (Lyon).

Benjamin Jeannot (Lorient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Benjamin Jeannot (Lorient) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Walid Mesloub following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Jordan Ferri replaces Arnold Mvuemba.

Foul by Corentin Tolisso (Lyon).

Jordan Ayew (Lorient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Lyon. Christophe Jallet tries a through ball, but Nabil Fekir is caught offside.

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