Nov 1, 2014 at 7pm UK at ​Stade Municipal du Ray
Nice
1-3
Lyon
Puel (51')
Mendy (29'), Palun (42'), Bautheac (44')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Malbranque (64'), Lacazette (80', 94')
Jallet (55'), Fekir (78')

Result: Late Alexandre Lacazette double takes Lyon to third spot

Alexandre Lacazette's late brace sends his side third in Ligue 1 as Lyon claim a 3-1 victory over Nice.

Alexandre Lacazette scored a late brace as Lyon came from behind to beat Nice 3-1 on their way to claiming third spot in Ligue 1.

Lyon wasted a chance to break the deadlock in just the ninth minute when Corentin Tolisso headed wide after arriving at the near post to meet Arnold Mvuemba's cross.

Nice's French defender Gregoire Puel (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match against Lyon on November 1, 2014© Getty Images

The visitors dominated the game for long spells, but their frustration was evident in the first half as Nice stopper Mouez Hassan made saves to deny Lacazette and Steed Malbranque.

Despite being on the back foot for much of the game, Nice would have been ahead before the break had Carlos Eduardo found a way to keep his close-range header from creeping over the crossbar.

They did indeed to in front six minutes into the second half when Lyon could only clear a free kick to Gregoire Puel, who picked out the top corner from the edge of the box to leave Anthony Lopes helpless.

Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette (R) celebrates with Lyon's French midfielder Corentin Tolisso (L) after scoring a goal during the French first division L1 football match against Nice on November 1, 2014© Getty Images

Lyon responded impressively to falling behind, and were back on level terms when Malbranque calmly slotted past Hassan from Mvuemba's low cross into the box.

Lacazette put his side ahead in the closing stages as he took the ball past two Nice defenders before firing into the bottom corner.

The French striker wrapped up the win in spectacular fashion in stoppage time by curling home from the edge of the box as the Nice challenge faded.

Lyon's French midfielder Yoann Gourcuff celebrates with his teammates after scoring a second goal during the French L1 football match Lyon (OL) vs Montpellier (MHSC) on October 19, 2014
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1AS MonacoMonaco33008359
2Saint-EtienneSt Etienne33005059
3Lyon32109457
4Paris Saint-GermainPSG32105057
5Marseille32104047
6Nice42025326
7Bordeaux31207525
8Angers31204225
9Lille31113304
10Toulouse31113304
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12Montpellier HSCMontpellier31112204
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19Metz300316-50
20AmiensAmiens300307-70
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