Lyon 2-1 Auxerre: Les Gones hold on for three points against Auxerre

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On Wednesday, Auxerre suffered an away defeat to Lyon at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Lyon were aiming to improve their league standing following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Reims in their previous game while Auxerre were coming from consecutive wins against RC Strasburg and Montpellier. Lyon and Auxerre currently occupy 3rd and 8th spots in the league, with 10 points and 7 points respectively after 5 matches.

Lyon started the first half well, when Tete gave them the lead, 29 minutes in. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0.

The Kids continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Karl Toko Ekambi, 72 minutes in. In the end though, Auxerre pull-back on the 80 minute mark, with a goal from Mathias Autret, leaving the final score at 2-1.

Substitutions for Lyon included Rayan Cherki, Corentin Tolisso, Bradley Barcola and Moussa Dembele for Tete, Romain Faivre, Karl Toko Ekambi and Alexandre Lacazette, respectively. Auxerre brought on Hamza Sakhi, Gaetan Perrin, Gauthier Hein, Mathias Autret and Remy Dugimont, to replace Youssouf M’Changama, Kays Ruiz Atil, Lassine Sinayoko, Rayan Raveloson and Nuno Da Costa.

The referee booked Kays Ruiz Atil and Gaetan Perrin for Auxerre.

Lyon next face Angers SCO while Auxerre are at home to Olympique de Marseille.

Technical card:
Lyon:Remy Riou, Malo Gusto, Thiago Mendes, Castello Lukeba, Nicolas Tagliafico, Romain Faivre (Corentin Tolisso, min.68), Johann Lepenant, Maxence Caqueret, Tete (Rayan Cherki, min.68), Karl Toko Ekambi (Bradley Barcola, min.85) and Alexandre Lacazette (Moussa Dembele, min.85)
Auxerre:Benoit Costil, Brayann Pereira, Jubal, Alexandre Coeff, Gideon Mensah, Lassine Sinayoko (Gauthier Hein, min.63), Birama Toure, Youssouf M’Changama (Hamza Sakhi, min.63), Rayan Raveloson (Mathias Autret, min.77), Kays Ruiz Atil (Gaetan Perrin, min.63) and Nuno Da Costa (Remy Dugimont, min.77)
Stadium:the Parc Olympique Lyonnais
Goals:Tete (1-0, min. 29), Karl Toko Ekambi (2-0, min. 72) and Mathias Autret (2-1, min. 80)