Lyon 1-1 Nice: Lacazette rescues a point for Lyon in tight scrap

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On Friday, Lyon and Nice played out a 1-1 draw at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Lyon were looking to get back to winning ways after losing 1-0 to Olympique de Marseille in their last match whilst Nice were hoping to continue their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Brest and FC Lorient. Lyon are now in 8th place on the table and have 21 points while Nice sit in 9th with 20 points after 15 matches.

Nice started strongly in the first half, when Nicolas Pepe found the net, 38 minutes in and the first half ended 1-0.

Lyon took the initiative in the second half, thanks to a goal from Alexandre Lacazette just before the final whistle, leaving the final score at 1-1.

Substitutions for Lyon included Moussa Dembele, Johann Lepenant, Rayan Cherki and Romain Faivre for Houssem Aouar, Maxence Caqueret, Karl Toko Ekambi and Tete, respectively. Nice brought on Kephren Thuram-Ulien, Ross Barkley and Billal Brahimi, to replace Mario Lemina, Sofiane Diop and Nicolas Pepe.

The referee booked Nicolas Tagliafico for Lyon.

Lyon will next travel to Brest, while Nice will face RC Lens at home.

Technical card:
Lyon:Anthony Lopes, Malo Gusto, Sinaly Diomande, Castello Lukeba, Nicolas Tagliafico, Tete (Romain Faivre, min.77), Thiago Mendes, Maxence Caqueret (Johann Lepenant, min.67), Houssem Aouar (Moussa Dembele, min.67), Karl Toko Ekambi (Rayan Cherki, min.77) and Alexandre Lacazette
Nice:Kasper Schmeichel, Youcef Atal, Jean-Clair Todibo, Dante, Jordan Lotomba, Hicham Boudaoui, Aaron Ramsey, Mario Lemina (Kephren Thuram-Ulien, min.22), Sofiane Diop (Ross Barkley, min.62), Nicolas Pepe (Billal Brahimi, min.90) and Gaetan Laborde
Stadium:the Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Goals:Nicolas Pepe (0-1, min. 38) and Alexandre Lacazette (1-1, min. 89)