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Lyon beat Monaco: Nabil Fekir free-kick gives hosts victory

Mariano
Mariano (9) has scored seven league goals for Lyon this season

Nabil Fekir's superb injury-time free-kick gave Lyon victory over champions Monaco in a thrilling Ligue 1 match.

Forward Fekir, who had earlier put his side 2-1 up, curled the ball into the bottom corner from about 25 yards out.

Lyon hit the post three times - twice through Mariano, who opened the scoring, and once from Lucas Tousart.

Rony Lopes coolly stroked home Monaco's first equaliser and the visitors levelled again through Adama Traore's thunderbolt, before Fekir's winner.

Traore, who shot into the top corner, should have scored a second but struck wide from 12 yards out, and Fekir was denied a hat-trick by an assistant referee's flag.

Victory took Lyon into third, three points behind Monaco.

Unbeaten league leaders Paris St-Germain travel to struggling Dijon on Saturday (kick-off 16:00 BST).

Line-ups

Lyon

  • 1LopesBooked at 52mins
  • 23Tete
  • 2Yanga-MbiwaBooked at 48mins
  • 5DiakhabyBooked at 68mins
  • 22MendySubstituted forMarçalat 84'minutes
  • 10TraoréSubstituted forDepayat 60'minutes
  • 29Tousart
  • 28NDombeleSubstituted forMaolidaat 80'minutes
  • 8Aouar
  • 18FekirBooked at 45mins
  • 9Mariano

Substitutes

  • 4Rafael
  • 11Depay
  • 12Ferri
  • 17Maolida
  • 20Marçal
  • 30Gorgelin
  • 33Mboumbouni

Monaco

  • 1Subasic
  • 38Touré
  • 25Glik
  • 5de Jesus Nascimento
  • 4Kongolo
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 18Meité
  • 20Rony Lopes
  • 28TraoréBooked at 55minsSubstituted forTielemansat 80'minutes
  • 27LemarSubstituted forBoschiliaat 89'minutes
  • 14Balde DiaoSubstituted forCarrilloat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Carrillo
  • 15Diakhaby
  • 16Benaglio
  • 17Tielemans
  • 19Sidibe
  • 26Boschilia
  • 35N'Doram
Referee:
Benoit Bastien
Attendance:
43,295

Match Stats

Home TeamLyonAway TeamMonaco
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home22
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Lyon 3, Monaco 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lyon 3, Monaco 2.

Goal!

Goal! Lyon 3, Monaco 2. Nabil Fekir (Lyon) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Guido Carrillo (Monaco).

Fernando Marçal (Lyon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rony Lopes (Monaco).

Houssem Aouar (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Terence Kongolo (Monaco).

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Guido Carrillo replaces Keita.

Foul by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Lyon).

Keita (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Youri Tielemans (Monaco).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Gabriel Boschilia replaces Thomas Lemar.

Attempt missed. Thomas Lemar (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Youri Tielemans.

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

Foul by Almamy Touré (Monaco).

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Anthony Lopes.

Attempt saved. Youri Tielemans (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Keita.

Attempt missed. Kenny Tete (Lyon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nabil Fekir with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Fernando Marçal replaces Ferland Mendy.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Jemerson.

Attempt blocked. Myziane Maolida (Lyon) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Tousart.

Attempt saved. Rony Lopes (Monaco) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by João Moutinho.

Houssem Aouar (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Terence Kongolo (Monaco).

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Myziane Maolida replaces Tanguy NDombele.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Youri Tielemans replaces Adama Traoré.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Kamil Glik.

Attempt blocked. Mariano (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Rony Lopes (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by João Moutinho with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Houssem Aouar (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Ferland Mendy.

Mariano (Lyon) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Jemerson (Monaco).

Houssem Aouar (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by João Moutinho (Monaco).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 13th October 2017

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG87102752222
2Monaco961224121219
3Lyon94412015516
4Marseille85121512316
5Nantes851265116
6Caen850374315
7Bordeaux84311513215
8Saint-Étienne8422108214
9Troyes832377011
10Nice83141212010
11Guingamp8314912-310
12Angers8161121119
13Montpellier823356-19
14Toulouse8224915-68
15Rennes81341113-26
16Amiens7205410-66
17Dijon81341017-76
18Lille7124411-75
19Strasbourg8125614-85
20Metz8107314-113
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