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Parc des Sports 24th August 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: L Jaffredo

Evian Evian Thonon Gaillar vs Lyon Lyon

Evian 1

C Barbosa (57)

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Lyon 1

M Bastos (73)

Lyon hit back to earn point

Last Updated: 24/08/12 10:45pm

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Evian celebrate taking the lead

Evian celebrate taking the lead

Michel Bastos scored as a substitute for the second week running to earn Lyon a point against Evian in Ligue 1.

As in last week's 4-1 win over Troyes, Les Gones had to come from behind after conceding a goal early in the second half, Cedric Barbosa scoring in the 55th minute.

But Bastos, who scored a spectacular second on Saturday, hammered home a free-kick to preserve Lyon's unbeaten start to the season.

Evian had the better of a quiet first half, but Ali M'Madi failed to hit the target after being picked out by Daniel Wass and Hugo Lloris saved well from Yannick Sagbo.

Bafetimbi Gomis had Lyon's best chance of the opening 45 minutes when he raced on to Jimmy Briand's through-ball but Bertrand Laquait tipped his lob over the bar.

Gomis went close again just two minutes after half-time when he drove past Aldo Angoula but fired a powerful shot inches wide of the post.

Evian's response was instant and Lloris had to be at his best once more to turn the ball behind for a corner when Yannick Sagbo met Mohammed Rabiu's cross with a thumping header.

And the hosts took the lead little more than five minutes later through Barbosa. Brice Dja Djedje was fouled but referee Lionel Jaffredo played advantage and Sagbo crossed towards the penalty spot, where Barbosa controlled the ball and fired a left-footed shot on the turn beyond Lloris.

Bastos emerged from the bench and almost made an immediate impact when his cross from the left picked out Gomis but the France international's instinctive shot was well saved by Laquait.

The Brazilian was not to be kept out of the limelight, though, and when Gomis again caused problems for Angoula and was fouled 25 yards from goal, Bastos stepped up to smash the ball left-footed beyond the wall and into the back of the net.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 18 38
2 Paris St Germain 19 38
3 Lyon 18 36
4 St Etienne 18 33
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 18 31
7 Nantes 19 30
8 Rennes 19 28
9 Reims 19 28
10 Montpellier 19 26
11 Nice 19 22
12 Guingamp 19 22
13 Lille 17 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Evian Thonon Gaillar 17 19
18 Metz 19 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15