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Auguste-Bonal (ATT 13,857) 16th August 2013 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: S Ennjimi

Sochaux Sochaux vs Lyon Lyon

Sochaux 1

R Boudebouz (pen 4)


Lyon 3

Y Benzia (35)
A Lacazette (43)
Y Gourcuff (48)

Lyon do it the hard way

Last Updated: 17/08/13 12:05am

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Yoann Gourcuff slams home Lyon's third goal

Yoann Gourcuff slams home Lyon's third goal

Lyon came from a goal down to claim their second victory in their opening two games of the Ligue 1 season after a 3-1 success at Sochaux.

Ryad Boudebouz gave the hosts the lead with a penalty after four minutes only for Lyon to score two goals in eight minutes at the end of the first half from Yassine Benzia and Alexandre Lacazette.

Yoann Gourcuff scored a third for Remi Garde's side who top the fledgling table.

However, they were forced to respond to the hosts' early penalty, given for a foul by Milan Bisevac on Cedric Bakambu with Boudebouz giving Anthony Lopes no chance with the spot-kick.

Lyon, third in Ligue 1 last season, were immediately on the attack.

Clement Grenier's low 25-yard drive was blocked by Simon Pouplin with Sochaux again grateful to their goalkeeper when he thwarted Grenier's curled free-kick from distance.

However, he could not keep Lyon out forever with the visitors drawing level 10 minutes before the break.

Grenier freed Benzia on the left and his 20-yard shot beat Pouplin.

Lyon went ahead eight minutes later and again Grenier and Benzia were involved.

Grenier released the striker on the edge of the area and he backheeled the ball to Lacazette who shot across the keeper into the left of the goal.

The visitors then put some daylight between themselves and Sochaux after 48 minutes.

Steed Malbranque dispossessed Cedric Kante and in turn freed Gourcuff whose fierce 20-yard shot was fired low into the net.

Sochaux were by no means down and out. Julien Faussurier sent in a ball across the goal which Lyon defender Gueida Fofana almost sent into his own net.

Boudebouz was thwarted when Lopes made a reflex save from his fierce snap-shot and the same player saw his drive deflected by the keeper's boot.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Paris St Germain 38 83
2 Lyon 38 75
3 Monaco 38 71
4 Marseille 38 69
5 St Etienne 38 69
6 Bordeaux 38 63
7 Montpellier 38 56
8 Lille 38 56
9 Rennes 38 50
10 Guingamp 38 49
11 Nice 38 48
12 Bastia 38 47
13 Caen 38 46
14 Nantes 38 45
15 Reims 38 44
16 Lorient 38 43
17 Toulouse 38 42
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 38 37
19 Metz 38 30
20 RC Lens 38 29