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French Ligue 1

Municipal De Gerland (ATT 23,552) 10th August 2013 - Kick off 20:00 Ref: F Fautrel

Lyon Lyon vs Nice Nice

Lyon 4

A Lacazette (13, 68)
C Grenier (54)
Y Gourcuff (90+2)


Nice 0

Lyon thrash poor Nice

Last Updated: 10/08/13 10:47pm

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Alexandre Lacazette celebrates his first goal of the game

Alexandre Lacazette celebrates his first goal of the game

Alexandre Lacazette scored twice as Lyon enjoyed the biggest winning scoreline of the first day of the Ligue 1 season with a 4-0 thrashing of Nice.

Lacazette opened the scoring after just 12 minutes but Remi Garde's side raced away with the match in the second half.

Clement Grenier added a second eight minutes after the break and Lacazette got his brace after 67 minutes with Yoann Gourcuff adding a stunning free-kick in injury time.

Victory means Lyon head the embryonic standings in contrast to their opponents today who prop up the table and have yet to earn a point.

However, it was Nice who had the first opening with Eric Bautheac dispossessing Miguel Lopes only for the defender to block his shot.

The hosts then took the lead with Lacazette released by a Grenier through-ball, controlling and finishing with goalkeeper David Ospina powerless to prevent the goal.

Nice responded, though, and Mahame Traore had a close-range header blocked by Anthony Lopes before the Lyon keeper was called upon to get down to make a tidy save from Christian Bruls.

Lyon then doubled their lead eight minutes after the restart, Gourcuff's cross from the left finding Grenier who powered home a header narrowly beneath the bar.

The same combination almost made it three but Grenier shot just over the bar minutes later.

It was all Lyon and the game was effectively over as a contest midway through the half when Lacazette dispossessed the Nice defence and dribbled round Ospina to slot in.

There was still time though for a stunning goal from Gourcuff who curled a 25-yard free-kick from the left into the top corner.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 14 31
2 Paris St Germain 14 30
3 Lyon 14 27
4 Nantes 14 24
5 Bordeaux 14 24
6 St Etienne 14 23
7 Rennes 14 22
8 Monaco 14 20
9 Montpellier 14 20
10 Reims 14 19
11 Nice 14 18
12 Metz 14 18
13 Toulouse 14 17
14 Lille 13 16
15 Bastia 14 14
16 Caen 14 13
17 Lorient 14 13
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 13 13
19 Guingamp 14 12
20 RC Lens 14 11