MX23RW : Saturday, January 19 00:58:01
Feb 15, 2015 at 8pm UK at ​Stade du Moustoir
Lorient
1-1
Lyon
Ayew (50')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Njie (77')

Result: Lyon held by Lorient

Lyon are held to a 1-1 draw with Lorient as they miss out on the chance to extend their Ligue 1 lead to four points.

Lyon missed out on a chance to extend their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to four points as they were held to a 1-1 draw with Lorient on Sunday evening.

The visitors were forced to come back from a goal down to rescue a point that keeps them two clear of Marseille in France's top division.

Lyon had Samuel Umtiti to thank for keeping it at 0-0 when he cleared off the line inside the first 10 minutes.

The leaders' best chance of the first half came when Nabil Fekir shot straight at the goalkeeper after going clean through on the half-hour mark.

Lorient's French-Algerian midfielder Walid Mesloub vies for the ball with Lyon's French midfielder Maxime Gonalons during the French L1 football match between Lorient (FCL) and Lyon (OL) on February 15, 2015© Getty Images

The home side took the lead six minutes into the second period when Jordan Ayew tapped home with what was virtually his first touch of the game from Benjamin Jeannot's cross.

However, Lyon restored parity with 12 minutes remaining when Henri Bedimo squared for Clinton Njie to score after good work from Yoann Gourcuff.

Lorient goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte then made an outstanding save to deny Christophe Jallet's deflected effort as Lyon pressed for the winner.

That stop proved to be vital as the hosts hung on for a surprise point to edge them further clear of the relegation zone.

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1Paris Saint-GermainPSG18162053104350
2Lille21124534211340
3Saint-EtienneSt Etienne2010643123836
4Lyon209743324934
5Montpellier HSCMontpellier1987426161031
6Nice208661518-330
7StrasbourgStrasbourg207853224829
8Rennes208572927229
9Marseille198473229328
10Reims206951619-327
11Nimes197572728-126
12Bordeaux196762222025
13NantesNantes206592627-123
14Toulouse205782031-1122
15Angers194872124-320
16Caen203982028-818
17AmiensAmiens2153131836-1818
18Dijon1945101732-1517
19MonacoMonaco2036111831-1315
20GuingampGuingamp2035121636-2014

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