Lyon went high of Ligue 1 on Friday, profiting from a sequence of blunders by hosts Brest to win 3-2. Lyon have been in cruise management with a 3-0 lead courtesy of objectives from Lucas Paqueta within the ninth minute, Houssem Aouar after 28 minutes and a penalty from Memphis Depay simply earlier than the half-time break. Nevertheless, the house facet fought again with second-half objectives from Brendan Chardonnet within the 52nd minute and Irvin Cardona 20 minutes later.
“I’m glad with this victory. It was in two phases — a primary half with the wind for us however which we didn’t want to make use of,” stated Lyon coach Rudi Garcia of the moist and blustery situations within the Brittany port metropolis.
“We performed on the bottom, on the transfer. Within the second half, we anticipated quite a lot of strain from the Brest gamers and our good friend the wind, which inspired their kick and rush.”
Brest coach Olivier Dall’Oglio stated he was left with “regrets and bitterness”.
“In opposition to groups like Lyon, we should always not make these errors. We shot ourselves within the foot on the primary and second objectives.”
Lyon paved the way on purpose distinction from Lille with champions Paris Saint-Germain some extent additional again in third.
Lille are at Lorient on Sunday whereas PSG host Monaco in a recreation the place Kylian Mbappe faces his former membership.
“Now we’re going to watch these matches fastidiously and hope for a misstep,” stated Aouar.
Mid-table Brest matched Lyon within the early levels as Garcia’s males regarded to bounce again from their defeat to Montpellier final weekend.
However Brest goalkeeper Sebastien Cibois, solely enjoying his fourth senior recreation for the membership, handed Lyon the opening purpose.
The 22-year-old fluffed a clearance which allowed Brazilian midfielder Paqueta to stroll the ball into an empty internet.
Brest’s Paul Lasne was then caught in possession by Thiago Mendes who discovered Depay. The Netherlands attacker in flip arrange Aouar to attain.
Cibois, who began his profession at PSG, was at fault once more for the third purpose when he chopped down Depay who then stepped as much as put away the penalty.
To their credit score, Brest hit again with two objectives within the second interval however they have been unable to repeat their efficiency from December’s first assembly after they scored within the third minute of stoppage time to safe a 2-2 draw.
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