Reims 1-1 Lyon: The Red and Whites locked into a draw at home against The Kids

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Reims were held to 1-1 draw by Lyon down on Sunday at the Stade Auguste Delaune. Reims arrived with the intention of increasing their league score following a disappointing 1-1 draw with RC Strasburg in their previous game. Lyon were coming from consecutive wins against Troyes and AC Ajaccio. As the table looks today, Reims and Lyon are 19th, (2 points) and 4th, (7 points), in the table respectively, after 4 matches.

Reims started strongly in the first half, when Junya Ito gave The Red and Whites the lead, 24 minutes in, finishing the first half 1-0.

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

Substitutions for Reims included Jens-Lys Cajuste, Mitchell Van Bergen and Emmanuel Agbadou for Kamory Doumbia, Folarin Balogun and Junya Ito, repectively. Lyon replaced Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Corentin Tolisso, Tete and Thiago Mendes for Maxence Caqueret, Rayan Cherki, Moussa Dembele and Bradley Barcola.

The referee booked three players. Wout Faes from Reims, who saw yellow cards and Dion Lopy, sent off with a red, as well as for Lyon Maxence Caqueret also seeing yellows.

Reims will next play Angers SCO away, with Lyon facing Auxerre at home.

Technical card:
Reims:Patrick Pentz, Wout Faes, Yunis Abdelhamid, Andrew Gravillon, Maxime Busi, Marshall Munetsi, Dion Lopy, Bradley Locko, Kamory Doumbia (Jens-Lys Cajuste, min.46), Folarin Balogun (Mitchell Van Bergen, min.60) and Junya Ito (Emmanuel Agbadou, min.67)
Lyon:Remy Riou, Malo Gusto, Castello Lukeba, Thiago Mendes (Bradley Barcola, min.80), Nicolas Tagliafico, Corentin Tolisso (Rayan Cherki, min.65), Johann Lepenant, Jeff Reine-Adelaide (Maxence Caqueret, min.46), Tete (Moussa Dembele, min.65), Alexandre Lacazette and Karl Toko Ekambi
Stadium:the Stade Auguste Delaune
Goals:Junya Ito (1-0, min. 24) and Moussa Dembele (1-1, min. 86)