After fantastic goals lately, Lyon winger Mathieu Valbuena constructed a contender for a French league’s best skip when he fluffed an open idea as they mislaid during home to Lille 2-1 on Saturday.
Following good work down a right from surrogate Maxwell Cornet, a round fizzed opposite a area and landed ideally for Valbuena with no defenders around him. But he attempted to pound it into a net from 6 meters out and it strike a crossbar.
Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama done a eminent gesticulate of comforting Valbuena, who buried his conduct in a net in dishonesty during blank a possibility to equate with 20 mins left.
“You can’t reject someone since they skip a chance,” Lyon manager Bruno Genesio said. “Even yet it was a outrageous one.”
Valbuena’s bad day got worse when he gave divided a chastisement that led to Lille’s second idea in a 80th, dispatched by former Lyon striker Yassine Benzia, who afterwards got into an evidence with goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and midfielder Maxime Gonalons, his ex-teammates.
The Lyon throng greeted Benzia’s second idea with sarcastic chanting, though should maybe have saved it for a possess players.
The better left Lyon 8 points behind third-place Paris Saint-Germain and 4 forward of fifth-place Marseille, nonetheless Lyon has a diversion in hand.
Memphis Depay done his full entrance for Lyon after fasten final week from Manchester United, though a winger did not make most of an impression, and conjunction did his teammates in a much-vaunted conflict that scored 15 goals in a 5 prior matches.
Depay came off mid by a second half and Cornet done distant some-more of an impact.
Although Lyon top-scorer Alexandre Lacazette netted his ninth idea in 7 games with a late chastisement – holding his fasten total to 18 – he also missed a good possibility for 2-2 when he drilled his shot usually wide.
In a initial half, Lyon struggled to mangle down a Lille side that kept a figure good and threatened on a counterattack. Benzia scored in a 38th notation with a deflected shot. He played some-more than 50 games for Lyon before fasten Lille dual years ago.
“Once again we usually played one half properly,” pronounced Genesio who, before a match, touted Lyon as a pretension contender. “We were invisible during a start. It’s tough to explain why.”
Bordeaux changed adult to sixth place after a 2-0 win divided to Nancy, with 19-year-old striker Malcom removing a second goal.
Rennes indispensable a late equalizer from defender Joris Gnagnon to pull during home to Nantes 1-1.
Last-place Lorient looked set for a much-needed win before surrender dual late goals in a 3-2 home detriment to Dijon.
But Angers changed divided from a relegation section after a 2-1 home win opposite Metz, that had dual players sent off, while in a other compare Corsican side Bastia drew with associate struggler Caen 1-1.
On Sunday, PSG faces fasten personality Monaco in Paris and second-place Nice plays Guingamp. Also, Toulouse meets Saint-Etienne.