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|Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:34 pm Post subject: Nice beat Lyon to climb to third
|Nice beat Lyon to climb to third
Nice beat second-placed Lyon 3-0 as Ligue 1 resumed on Friday as scheduled, a week on from the Paris terror attacks that left 130 people dead and more than 350 injured.
Sports Minister Thierry Braillard, along with French football officials, had taken the decision on Tuesday to allow Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches to go ahead under heavy security, but without away fans. Kaufen fut coins League president Frederic Thiriez said security forces across the country were too stretched to allow fans to travel.
Lyon should have taken an early lead when Claudio Beauvue was left unmarked ten yards out, only for the striker to blaze over the crossbar. The visitors, unbeaten on their last five trips to Nice, went even closer on the quarter hour as last year's leading scorer Alexandre Lacazette fired against the base of the post.Having initially rode their luck early Nice made the breakthrough 20 minutes in as Valere Germain gathered Jean-Michael Seri's pass and glided into the box before lifting a superb dinked finish over Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes for his sixth goal of the season.
The hosts stretched their lead three minutes after half-time when Lyon defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa inexplicably diverted Jeremy Pied's low cross into his own net. Twenty-year-old Vincent Koziello rounded off the victory on 71 minutes with a thumping finish into the roof of the net as Nice climbed to third in the table, just a point behind Lyon.