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Lyon 2-0 Metz

Alexandre Lacazette
Alexandre Lacazette has scored 21 league goals this season

Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette limped off as the Ligue 1 leaders beat Metz to go four points clear of Marseille.

Lacazette, 23, who has scored 21 goals in 22 league games this season, opened the scoring from the penalty spot before he was substituted.

Corentin Tolisso added a late second for Lyon against the visitors, who had Guido Milan sent off early on.

Lyon have won seven league games in a row, while Metz stay in the drop zone.

Elsewhere, Caen climbed off the bottom of the table after goals from Sloan Privat, Lenny Nangis, Julien Féret and Damien Da Silva secured a shock 4-1 victory at Rennes.

Evian leapfrogged Toulouse and edged away from the relegation zone after Adrien Thomasson's early goal gave the home side a 1-0 win.

Nineteenth-placed Lens played out a 0-0 draw at mid-table Reims.

On Friday, second-placed Marseille lost 2-1 to 10-man Nice, with Romain Genevois and Niklas Hult scoring for the hosts before Florian Thauvin got one back for Marcelo Bielsa's Marseille side.

Corentin Tolisso
Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso celebrates scoring his fourth goal of the season

Line-ups

Lyon

  • 1Lopes
  • 13Jallet
  • 5Bisevac
  • 23UmtitiBooked at 45mins
  • 14DaboBooked at 53mins
  • 21Gonalons
  • 12Ferri
  • 24Tolisso
  • 11GhezzalSubstituted forGourcuffat 66'minutes
  • 10LacazetteSubstituted forCornetat 34'minutes
  • 18FekirSubstituted forBenziaat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Gourcuff
  • 17Malbranque
  • 25Benzia
  • 27Cornet
  • 28Mvuemba
  • 30Gorgelin
  • 33Mboumbouni

Metz

  • 1Carrasso
  • 3RivierezBooked at 51mins
  • 5MilanBooked at 29mins
  • 27Palomino
  • 24Bussmann
  • 25N'Daw
  • 10SarrBooked at 49mins
  • 26PhilippsSubstituted forFalcónat 78'minutes
  • 13MaloudaSubstituted forN'Gbakotoat 25'minutesSubstituted forMarchalat 34'minutes
  • 22Lejeune
  • 12Nsor

Substitutes

  • 4Marchal
  • 9Falcón
  • 15Métanire
  • 18Choplin
  • 23N'Gbakoto
  • 28Ikaunieks
  • 30Oberhauser
Referee:
Olivier Thual
Attendance:
36,580

Match Stats

Home TeamLyonAway TeamMetz
Possession
Home73%
Away27%
Shots
Home21
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Lyon 2, Metz 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lyon 2, Metz 0.

Foul by Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon).

Kévin Lejeune (Metz) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Maxwell Cornet (Lyon) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Yoann Gourcuff with a through ball.

Offside, Lyon. Corentin Tolisso tries a through ball, but Maxwell Cornet is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Maxwell Cornet (Lyon) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Yassine Benzia.

Attempt saved. Gaëtan Bussmann (Metz) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Yassine Benzia replaces Nabil Fekir.

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

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

Foul by Juan Manuel Falcón (Metz).

Goal!

Goal! Lyon 2, Metz 0. Corentin Tolisso (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Yoann Gourcuff.

Attempt missed. Guirane N'Daw (Metz) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Bouna Sarr.

Attempt missed. Yoann Gourcuff (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Maxwell Cornet (Lyon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Corentin Tolisso (Lyon) with an attempt from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Yoann Gourcuff with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by José Luis Palomino.

Substitution

Substitution, Metz. Juan Manuel Falcón replaces Chris Philipps.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by José Luis Palomino.

Christophe Jallet (Lyon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kévin Lejeune (Metz).

Offside, Lyon. Jordan Ferri tries a through ball, but Maxwell Cornet is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Ferri (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christophe Jallet.

Attempt missed. Nabil Fekir (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mouhamadou Dabo.

Substitution

Substitution, Lyon. Yoann Gourcuff replaces Rachid Ghezzal.

Maxwell Cornet (Lyon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Rivierez (Metz).

Attempt missed. Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mouhamadou Dabo with a cross.

Foul by Nabil Fekir (Lyon).

Jonathan Rivierez (Metz) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jordan Ferri (Lyon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Guirane N'Daw (Metz).

Attempt saved. Rachid Ghezzal (Lyon) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maxwell Cornet with a through ball.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Johann Carrasso.

Attempt saved. Jordan Ferri (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mouhamadou Dabo.

Maxwell Cornet (Lyon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Rivierez (Metz).

Corner, Metz. Conceded by Christophe Jallet.

Attempt missed. Maxwell Cornet (Lyon) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Christophe Jallet with a headed pass following a corner.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 25th January 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lyon22153447173048
2Marseille22142642222044
3PSG22128239192044
4Saint-Étienne22117424141040
5Monaco2211652518739
6Montpellier2210573022835
7Bordeaux229672729-233
8Nice229492829-131
9Nantes228771922-331
10Rennes228682329-630
11Reims228592736-929
12Guingamp2291122635-928
13Lille227691719-227
14Bastia225892126-523
15Lorient2272132532-723
16Evian Thonon Gaillard2272132438-1423
17Toulouse2264122334-1122
18Caen2256113035-521
19Lens2255122028-820
20Metz2255121932-1320
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