French Ligue 1
Montpellier1Lyon5

Montpellier 1-5 Lyon

Corentin Tolisso
Lyon came from behind to beat Montpellier in emphatic fashion and restore their lead at the top of Ligue 1

Lyon returned to the top of Ligue 1 in emphatic fashion after overwhelming Montpellier at Stade de la Mosson.

Lucas Barrios put the hosts in front but two goals apiece from Alexandre Lacazette and Nabil Fekir and one from Corentin Tolisso restored Lyon's one-point lead from Paris St-Germain.

Paris St-Germain had gone two points clear by beating Lens 4-1 on Saturday.

But Hubert Fournier's side remain on course for what would be a first league title since 2008.

Elsewhere, St Etienne kept their hopes of securing European football for next season alive by defeating Lorient 2-0 at home.

Lille made it back-to-back Ligue 1 wins for only the second time this season as Nolan Roux clinched a 1-0 victory at Guingamp.

Line-ups

Montpellier

  • 16JourdrenBooked at 29mins
  • 25DeplagneBooked at 26minsSubstituted forLasneat 45'minutes
  • 4Da Silva
  • 21El KaoutariBooked at 28mins
  • 3CongréSubstituted forCamaraat 62'minutes
  • 14Dabo
  • 20SansonBooked at 63mins
  • 6Marveaux
  • 7Mounier
  • 9BerigaudSubstituted forBakarat 84'minutes
  • 10Barrios Caceres

Substitutes

  • 5Tiéné
  • 17Lasne
  • 19Camara
  • 22Wüthrich
  • 23Saihi
  • 28Bakar
  • 30Ligali

Lyon

  • 1Lopes
  • 13JalletBooked at 45mins
  • 22RoseBooked at 59mins
  • 23UmtitiBooked at 80mins
  • 3BedimoBooked at 65mins
  • 21Gonalons
  • 12FerriSubstituted forMalbranqueat 85'minutes
  • 24Tolisso
  • 8GourcuffSubstituted forGhezzalat 79'minutes
  • 18FekirSubstituted forYattaraat 90'minutes
  • 10LacazetteBooked at 9mins

Substitutes

  • 11Ghezzal
  • 14Dabo
  • 17Malbranque
  • 19Yattara
  • 20N'Jie
  • 27Cornet
  • 30Gorgelin
Referee:
Amaury Delerue
Attendance:
16,431

Match Stats

Home TeamMontpellierAway TeamLyon
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away1
Fouls
Home16
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Montpellier 1, Lyon 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Montpellier 1, Lyon 5.

Goal!

Goal! Montpellier 1, Lyon 5. Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mohamed Yattara with a cross.

Attempt missed. Souleymane Camara (Montpellier) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Morgan Sanson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Montpellier. Conceded by Lindsay Rose.

Attempt blocked. Souleymane Camara (Montpellier) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Montpellier 1, Lyon 4. Corentin Tolisso (Lyon) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Corentin Tolisso (Lyon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mohamed Yattara.

Attempt missed. Christophe Jallet (Lyon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Steed Malbranque with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Mohamed Yattara replaces Nabil Fekir.

Nabil Fekir (Lyon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anthony Mounier (Montpellier).

Attempt blocked. Bryan Dabo (Montpellier) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Barrios.

Hand ball by Souleymane Camara (Montpellier).

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Steed Malbranque replaces Jordan Ferri.

Hand ball by Paul Lasne (Montpellier).

Substitution

Substitution, Montpellier. Djamel Bakar replaces Kévin Berigaud.

Foul by Corentin Tolisso (Lyon).

Bryan Dabo (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon).

Morgan Sanson (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nabil Fekir.

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

Foul by Lucas Barrios (Montpellier).

Penalty saved! Lucas Barrios (Montpellier) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Samuel Umtiti (Lyon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Samuel Umtiti (Lyon) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Montpellier. Paul Lasne draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Rachid Ghezzal replaces Yoann Gourcuff.

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

Foul by Lucas Barrios (Montpellier).

Henri Bedimo (Lyon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul Lasne (Montpellier).

Foul by Corentin Tolisso (Lyon).

Bryan Dabo (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Montpellier 1, Lyon 3. Nabil Fekir (Lyon) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yoann Gourcuff.

Foul by Nabil Fekir (Lyon).

Morgan Sanson (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paul Lasne (Montpellier) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Mounier with a cross.

Foul by Nabil Fekir (Lyon).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lyon28176556223457
2PSG281511250242656
3Marseille28165756312553
4Monaco2713862920947
5Saint-Étienne281210632221046
6Bordeaux2812973433145
7Montpellier2712693630642
8Lille28108102424038
9Rennes28108102834-638
10Bastia2899103031-136
11Nantes2899102229-736
12Reims2898113444-1035
13Guingamp28112153040-1035
14Caen2897124342134
15Nice2897123034-434
16Evian Thonon Gaillard28102163044-1432
17Lorient2894153137-631
18Toulouse2885152947-1829
19Lens2857162643-1722
20Metz2857162039-1922
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