MX23RW : Sunday, November 29 02:08:16| >> :120:13696:13696:
Mar 21, 2015 at 3pm UK at Stade de Gerland
Lyon
1-2
Nice
Gonalons (56' pen.)
FT(HT: 0-1)
Eduardo (23'), Eysseric (86' pen.)
Palun (54')

Result: Ten-man Nice record shock win at Lyon

A late goal from Valentin Eysseric earns 10-man Nice a shock 2-1 victory away at title-chasing Lyon.

Lyon have suffered a blow in their bid to win the Ligue 1 title after they were defeated 2-1 at home to Nice.

Nice's Brazilian midfielder Carlos Eduardo celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Lyon and Nice on March 21, 2015© Getty Images

After a quiet opening at Stade de Gerland, it was the visitors who registered the first shot on goal when Carlos Eduardo forced a comfortable save out of Anthony Lopes from distance.

Lyon responded through Mouhamadou Dabo, but three minutes after his long-range effort was saved, Nice took the lead when Eduardo fired into the roof of the net from 12 yards.

As half time approached, Lyon finally started to stamp their authority on proceedings, but after Corentin Tolisso, Jordan Ferri and Yoann Gourcuff were all denied, they went into the break requiring a second-half turnaround to regain top spot in the table.

After the restart, Clinton N'Jie had a shot well saved by Simon Pouplin, but nine minutes into the second half Lloyd Palun saw red after a foul inside the penalty area resulted in him being handed a second yellow card.

That allowed Maxime Gonalons the chance to convert into the bottom corner to get Lyon back on level terms and give them 35 minutes with a man advantage as they targeted a second goal that would take them two points clear of PSG.

However, it was Nice who made all of the running in the aftermath of the red card, with Eduardo and Alassane Plea both missing the target when provided with the opening.

As the game entered the closing stages though, Lyon regained their earlier momentum with Christophe Jallet, Tolisso and Lindsay Rose all firing wide from the edge of the area.

However, with four minutes remaining, Nice found an unlikely winning goal through Valentin Eysseric, who converted from the spot after Plea had been fouled by Kone.

ID:212529:cQx
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Lyon's French forward Alexandre Lacazette celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match Olympique Lyonnais (OL) vs FC Metz (FCM) on January 25, 2015
Read Next:
Result: Lyon stay top with Marseille stalemate
>
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Premier League
Championship
FA Cup
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Scottish League Cup
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Welsh Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
2.Bundesliga
Eerste Divisie
Major League Soccer
Brasileiro
Argentine Primera Division
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
J1 League
Gallagher Premiership
NFL
6pm
Giants
@
Bengals
6pm
Chargers
@
Bills
6pm
Titans
@
Colts
6pm
Raiders
@
Falcons
6pm
Browns
@
Jags
6pm
Dolphins
@
Jets
6pm
Cardinals
@
Patriots
6pm
Panthers
@
Vikings
6.15pm
Ravens
@
Steelers
9.05pm
Saints
@
Broncos
9.05pm
49ers
@
Rams
9.25pm
Chiefs
@
Buccaneers
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG128133082225
2Lille116412171422
3Marseille10631159621
4Lyon115511810820
5MonacoMonaco116232016420
6Montpellier HSCMontpellier116232016420
7Rennes125431916319
8Lens105321615118
9Nice105231512317
10Metz11443129316
11Bordeaux124441213-116
12Angers115151521-616
13Brest115061923-415
14NantesNantes123451418-413
15Nimes113261119-811
16Saint-EtienneSt Etienne113171119-810
17Reims112361619-39
18Lorient112271221-98
19StrasbourgStrasbourg122191424-107
20Dijon11047520-154

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!