French Ligue 1

Nice 3-0 Lyon

Nice fans
Nice's fans had candles and a banner saying "let the heat of our candles warm your hearts"

French football resumed on Friday as Nice beat Lyon, a week after the attacks in Paris left 130 people dead.

Nice fans held lit candles during the minute's silence, with French national anthem La Marseillaise played before the game at the Allianz Riviera.

The country's government announced on Tuesday that the weekend's Ligue 1 fixtures would go ahead as planned.

But Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve imposed a ban on away fans in games this weekend as a security measure.

Fans were searched as they entered the stadium, as will be the case at all games this weekend.

The Stade de France was among the venues targeted during last Friday's attacks in the capital as three attackers blew themselves up near the stadium, where France were playing Germany in a friendly.

There was a minute's silence before the game
There was a minute's silence before the game between Nice and Lyon

La Marseillaise will be played before all matches this weekend in Ligue 1, Ligue 2 and the Coupe de France.

Frederic Thiriez - president of the Ligue de Football Professionnel, which governs the French league - said: "Playing football is an act of resistance in the face of barbarism.

"After the pain, after the tears, life must go on. Sportspeople, just like artists, can set the example."

There were also three Ligue 2 matches on Friday, plus two more in the Coupe de France.

Nice moved up to third in the table thanks to their win, while second-placed Lyon remain 10 points behind unbeaten leaders Paris St-Germain, who visit Lorient on Saturday.

Nice fans
Nice fans were all searched before entering the stadium



Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Hassen
  • 25GenevoisBooked at 24mins
  • 4Baysse
  • 20Le Marchand
  • 29Pied
  • 26KozielloSubstituted forRaheriharimananaat 85'minutes
  • 22Mendy
  • 6Seri
  • 13HultSubstituted forMendyat 80'minutes
  • 9Ben Arfa
  • 28GermainSubstituted forCorreiaat 81'minutes


  • 11Benrahma
  • 15Mendy
  • 21Raheriharimanana
  • 30Cardinale
  • 33Boscagli
  • 34Puel
  • 35Correia


Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Lopes
  • 20da Silva
  • 21Gonalons
  • 2Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 15MorelBooked at 85mins
  • 8Tolisso
  • 12FerriBooked at 26mins
  • 14DarderSubstituted forDel Castilloat 64'minutes
  • 19ValbuenaSubstituted forMalbranqueat 77'minutes
  • 10Lacazette
  • 9BeauvueSubstituted forCornetat 64'minutes


  • 3Bedimo
  • 13Jallet
  • 17Malbranque
  • 27Cornet
  • 28Mvuemba
  • 30Gorgelin
  • 33Del Castillo
Benoit Bastien

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nice 3, Lyon 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nice 3, Lyon 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Corentin Tolisso (Lyon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alexandre Lacazette.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Nice. Stéphan Raheriharimanana replaces Vincent Koziello.

  5. Booking

    Jérémy Morel (Lyon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jérémy Morel (Lyon).

  7. Post update

    Jérémy Pied (Nice) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alexandre Mendy (Nice) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nampalys Mendy.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alexandre Mendy (Nice).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Nice. Jonathan Correia replaces Valère Germain.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Nice. Alexandre Mendy replaces Niklas Hult.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Romain Del Castillo (Lyon) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alexandre Lacazette.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Lyon. Steed Malbranque replaces Mathieu Valbuena.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jean Seri (Nice) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Hatem Ben Arfa (Nice) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vincent Koziello.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Valère Germain (Nice) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jérémy Pied with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Paul Baysse.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Niklas Hult (Nice).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 20th November 2015

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