French Ligue 1

Lyon 1-0 Nantes

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.



Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 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


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


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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


  • 6Gomis
  • 14Nkoudou
  • 15Dubois
  • 23Bammou
  • 24Alhadhur
  • 30Dupé
  • 33Iloki
Fredy Fautrel

Match Stats

Home TeamLyonAway TeamNantes
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lyon 1, Nantes 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lyon 1, Nantes 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    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.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jules Iloki (Nantes).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kian Hansen (Nantes).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Mouhamadou Dabo.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Lyon. Steed Malbranque replaces Jordan Ferri.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Corentin Tolisso (Lyon).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nabil Fekir (Lyon).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Nantes. Jules Iloki replaces Vincent Bessat.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 22nd February 2015

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

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