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French Ligue 1

Municipal De Gerland 18th August 2012 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: Benoit Millot

Lyon Lyon vs Troyes Troyes

Lyon 4

B Gomis (50, 90+2)
M Bastos (65)
L Lopez (88)


Troyes 1

J Bahebeck (47)
J Faussurier (S/O 68)

Emphatic win for Lyon

Last Updated: 18/08/12 10:29pm

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Bafetimbi Gomis: Bagged a brace for Lyon

Bafetimbi Gomis: Bagged a brace for Lyon

Four second-half goals lifted Lyon to an emphatic 4-1 Ligue 1 victory over promoted Troyes.

Remi Garde called for a more convincing display from his players after opening their campaign with a narrow win over Rennes, and the Lyon boss certainly got that in the second 45 minutes on Saturday.

The hosts had to be stung into life, however, after Troyes took the lead through Jean-Christophe Bahebeck a minute into the second half.

Lisandro Lopez spurned a chance to level minutes later when he fluffed his lines from the penalty spot, but goals by Bafetimbi Gomis and Michel Bastos swung the match in Lyon's favour.

Troyes were in trouble when Julien Faussurier saw red for a reckless challenge on Cris in the 68th minute, and Lyon duly capitalised late on through a Lopez strike and a second for Gomis.

Lyon looked in the mood to take the match to the opposition from the outset and with two minutes gone Yoann Gourcuff tested the reflexes of Yohann Thuram-Ulien with a long-range half-volley.

Clement Grenier and Gomis wasted great opportunities to open the scoring for Lyon as the sides went in level at the break, but within a minute of the restart the breakthrough came - and it was the Troyes fans left celebrating.

Fabrice N'Sakala started the move, attacking down the left and beating Mouhamadou Dabo before crossing for Bahebeck, who fired home beyond Hugo Lloris to open his account on his debut.

Lyon should have been level on 49 minutes when Granddi Ngoyi brought down Lopez in the area and the referee pointed to the spot, but the Argentinian saw his spot-kick parried away by Thuram-Ulien.

But from the resulting corner Lyon's opener did arrive, Grenier's inswinger nodded home by Gomis.

A Grenier corner also delivered Lyon's second goal after 66 minutes. Cris' crashing header was cleared off the line by Carlos Rincon, but Bastos was on hand to acrobatically fire home.

Two minutes later Faussurier saw a straight red for a poor challenge on Cris, but Lyon only made their man advantage tell in the final two minutes as first Lopez drilled home through the goalkeeper's legs and then Gomis shrugged off N'Sakala before poking past Thuram-Ulien.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Lyon 34 68
2 Paris St Germain 33 68
3 Monaco 34 62
4 St Etienne 34 60
5 Marseille 34 57
6 Bordeaux 34 55
7 Montpellier 34 52
8 Lille 34 50
9 Rennes 34 49
10 Nantes 34 44
11 Guingamp 34 43
12 Nice 34 41
13 Bastia 34 40
14 Toulouse 34 39
15 Caen 34 38
16 Lorient 34 38
17 Reims 34 38
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 34 37
19 Metz 33 30
20 RC Lens 34 26