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
Read Next:
Result: Lyon put five past Montpellier
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG21182167155256
2Lyon21136249212845
3Marseille22136343222145
4MonacoMonaco21134448212743
5NantesNantes2110471920-134
6Nice219482731-431
7GuingampGuingamp218582326-329
8Montpellier HSCMontpellier2161051814428
9Rennes218492630-428
10Caen2284101422-828
11Dijon2174102942-1325
12StrasbourgStrasbourg216692435-1124
13Bordeaux2165102331-823
14Saint-EtienneSt Etienne2165102036-1623
15Angers2141072531-622
16AmiensAmiens2164111723-622
17Lille2164111932-1322
18Troyes2163122131-1021
19Toulouse2155111930-1120
20Metz2143141735-1815
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account