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Municipal De Gerland 16th September 2012 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: Bartolomeu Varela

Lyon Lyon vs AC Ajaccio AC Ajaccio

Lyon 2

D Lovren (25)
L Lopez (74)


AC Ajaccio 0

Home comforts for Lyon

Last Updated: 16/09/12 7:42pm

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Lisandro Lopez: Sealed the victory for Lyon

Lisandro Lopez: Sealed the victory for Lyon

Lyon maintained their perfect record at Stade Gerland this season with a routine 2-0 win over Ajaccio.

Dejan Lovren and Lisandro Lopez scored the goals as Les Gones stretched their unbeaten start to the Ligue 1 campaign to five matches.

The home side looked dominant from the first whistle and Ajaccio goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was tested after just five minutes by Clement Grenier's half-volley.

It took them 25 minutes to break the deadlock, however, when Grenier swung in a corner which drew Ochoa off his line and allowed Lovren to nod into an empty net.

Bafetimbi Gomis then fired narrowly wide of the right post as Lyon pressed for a second, and the France striker was once more a whisker away from scoring as the interval approached when he raced through the visiting defence but missed the target by inches.

Ajaccio had barely threatened so far but they gave their opponents a scare at half-time when Remy Vercoutre's strike had to be cleared off the line by Mouhamado Dabo.

Lyon quickly regained control in the second half and Ochoa did well to palm away a shot from Ricardo Faty which was on course for the top corner.

But the Ajaccio keeper was beaten for the second time after 75 minutes. Jimmy Briand broke down the right before flicking the ball to Steed Malbranque, who in turn picked out Lopez for the Argentinian forward to side-foot home.

Lyon could have added a third nine minutes from time but Briand's volley was tipped over the bar by an agile Ochoa.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 19 41
2 Lyon 19 39
3 Paris St Germain 19 38
4 St Etienne 19 36
5 Monaco 19 32
6 Bordeaux 19 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 18 21
14 Toulouse 19 21
15 Lorient 19 20
16 RC Lens 19 19
17 Metz 19 19
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 18 19
19 Bastia 19 18
20 Caen 19 15