French Ligue 1
Lyon1Nantes0

Lyon 1-0 Nantes

Lyon
Nabil Fekir made his debut in Ligue 1 for Lyon in August 2013 against Evian

Lyon regained top spot in Ligue 1 after a narrow home victory over Nantes thanks to a goal from Nabil Fekir.

The France Under-21 midfielder found the net after Alexandre Lacazette and Yoann Gourcuff combined to set him up.

Lyon were also awarded a late penalty at the Stade Gerland when Nantes goalkeeper Remy Riou fouled Fekir, but Maxime Gonalons missed the spot-kick.

They hold a two-point advantage over defending champions PSG with 12 games of the season remaining.

Lyon's hopes of a first Ligue 1 title since 2007-08 were also boosted by third-placed Marseille dropping two points in a 2-2 draw at St Etienne.

Fifth-placed St Etienne took the lead through ex-Leeds United winger Max Gradel, before Marseille substitute Michy Batshuayi scored twice within five minutes of coming on as a 62nd-minute substitute.

However, the home side earned a draw through Mevlut Erding's late equaliser to stop Marseille moving level with PSG.

Line-ups

Lyon

  • 1Lopes
  • 14DaboBooked at 79mins
  • 4Koné
  • 23Umtiti
  • 3Bedimo
  • 21Gonalons
  • 12FerriBooked at 34minsSubstituted forMalbranqueat 86'minutes
  • 24Tolisso
  • 8GourcuffSubstituted forGhezzalat 77'minutes
  • 18Fekir
  • 10LacazetteSubstituted forN'Jieat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Zeffane
  • 11Ghezzal
  • 17Malbranque
  • 19Yattara
  • 20N'Jie
  • 22Rose
  • 30Gorgelin

Nantes

  • 1Riou
  • 22CissokhoBooked at 59mins
  • 4VizcarrondoBooked at 90mins
  • 3DjilobodjiBooked at 54mins
  • 5Veigneau
  • 2Hansen
  • 18DeauxBooked at 31mins
  • 13GakpeBooked at 55minsSubstituted forNkoudouat 75'minutes
  • 25Veretout
  • 8BessatBooked at 45minsSubstituted forIlokiat 81'minutes
  • 11BangouraSubstituted forBammouat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Gomis
  • 14Nkoudou
  • 15Dubois
  • 23Bammou
  • 24Alhadhur
  • 30Dupé
  • 33Iloki
Referee:
Fredy Fautrel
Attendance:
36,819

Match Stats

Home TeamLyonAway TeamNantes
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Lyon 1, Nantes 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lyon 1, Nantes 0.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Maxime Gonalons (Lyon) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Maxime Gonalons should be disappointed.

Penalty Lyon. Nabil Fekir draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Rémy Riou (Nantes) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nabil Fekir.

Attempt saved. Clinton N'Jie (Lyon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Clinton N'Jie (Lyon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Nabil Fekir (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jules Iloki (Nantes).

Corentin Tolisso (Lyon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kian Hansen (Nantes).

Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Mouhamadou Dabo.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Steed Malbranque replaces Jordan Ferri.

Offside, Lyon. Corentin Tolisso tries a through ball, but Nabil Fekir is caught offside.

Foul by Corentin Tolisso (Lyon).

Issa Cissokho (Nantes) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nabil Fekir (Lyon).

Papy Djilobodji (Nantes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Nantes. Jules Iloki replaces Vincent Bessat.

Anthony Lopes (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oswaldo Vizcarrondo (Nantes).

Booking

Mouhamadou Dabo (Lyon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mouhamadou Dabo (Lyon).

Georges-Kévin Nkoudou Mbida (Nantes) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Rachid Ghezzal replaces Yoann Gourcuff.

Substitution

Substitution, Nantes. Georges-Kévin Nkoudou Mbida replaces Serge Gakpe.

Substitution

Substitution, Nantes. Yacine Bammou replaces Ismael Bangoura.

Foul by Nabil Fekir (Lyon).

Oswaldo Vizcarrondo (Nantes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Clinton N'Jie replaces Alexandre Lacazette.

Goal!

Goal! Lyon 1, Nantes 0. Nabil Fekir (Lyon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corentin Tolisso (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Veretout (Nantes).

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Oswaldo Vizcarrondo.

Attempt missed. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yoann Gourcuff.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Oswaldo Vizcarrondo.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Issa Cissokho.

Booking

Issa Cissokho (Nantes) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 22nd February 2015

  • LyonLyon1NantesNantes0
    FT
  • GuingampGuingamp0MontpellierMontpellier2
    FT
  • ReimsReims0MetzMetz0
    FT
  • Saint-ÉtienneSaint-Étienne2MarseilleMarseille2
    FT
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