Marseille 1-0 Lyon: Gigot goal sinks The Kids in tight fixture

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On Sunday, Lyon suffered an away defeat to Olympique de Marseille at the Orange Velodrome. Marseille arrived with the intention of improving their league position following a disappointing 2-2 draw with RC Strasburg in their previous game whilst Lyon were hoping to continue their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Lille and Montpellier. Marseille and Lyon currently occupy 4th and 8th spots in the table, with 27 points and 20 points respectively after 14 matches.

It was an impressive opening from Marseille, when Samuel Gigot found the net just before half-time The second half ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

Substitutions for Marseille included Sead Kolasinac, Matteo Guendouzi, Dimitri Payet, Souleymane Toure and Gerson for Samuel Gigot, Cengiz Under, Jordan Veretout, Nuno Tavares and Alexis Sanchez, respectively. Lyon replaced Karl Toko Ekambi, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Sinaly Diomande, Rayan Cherki and Tete with Moussa Dembele, Houssem Aouar, Jerome Boateng, Johann Lepenant and Maxence Caqueret.

The referee booked Tete for Lyon.

Marseille will play their next fixture away against AS Mónaco, while Lyon will face Nice at home.

Technical card:
Olympique de Marseille:Pau Lopez, Samuel Gigot (Sead Kolasinac, min.61), Leonardo Balerdi, Chancel Mbemba, Jonathan Clauss, Jordan Veretout (Dimitri Payet, min.85), Valentin Rongier, Nuno Tavares (Souleymane Toure, min.90), Cengiz Under (Matteo Guendouzi, min.61), Amine Harit and Alexis Sanchez (Gerson, min.90)
Lyon:Anthony Lopes, Malo Gusto, Castello Lukeba, Jerome Boateng (Sinaly Diomande, min.69), Nicolas Tagliafico, Maxence Caqueret (Tete, min.77), Houssem Aouar (Jeff Reine-Adelaide, min.46), Thiago Mendes, Johann Lepenant (Rayan Cherki, min.76), Alexandre Lacazette and Moussa Dembele (Karl Toko Ekambi, min.46)
Stadium:the Orange Velodrome
Goals:Samuel Gigot (1-0, min. 43)