Lyon beat Paulo Sousa's Bordeaux and threatens Lille's second place
Lyon today went to Bordeaux, a team trained by the Portuguese Paulo Sousa, to win 3-2, in the opening of the 34th round of the French Football League, and threatens the second place occupied by Lille.
Lyon opened the scoring on 14 minutes, for the Dutch international Memphis Depay, but Bordeaux turned the result on 34 and 38, with goals from Jimmy Briand and Nicolas de Preville, respectively.
In the second half, Lyon restored equality on 67 minutes by Ivorian striker Maxwel Cornet, but the biggest blow to Bordeaux's aspirations to 'steal' points from their opponent was the expulsion of Serbian Vukasin Jovanovic, who left his team playing in numerical inferiority from the 73 minutes by words addressed to the referee.
Lyon, lulled almost simultaneously by the equalizer and the expulsion of Jovanovic, launched themselves at the Bordeaux defense, exerting strong pressure and which ended up bearing fruit five minutes before the end of regulation time, with Moussa Dembele scoring the third your team's goal.
This Lyon triumph threatens Lille's second place, who has 65 points, three more than his opponent, but has one less game to play on Sunday when he receives Nimes, ranked ninth, with 46, and leaves at the same time Saint-Étienne, fourth placed, six points away, at least until Sunday, when they receive Toulouse.
The championship is led by Paris Saint-Germain, already consecrated twice champion, with 84 points, followed by Lille, with 65, and Lyon, with 62, although with another game.