Lyon’s resurgence continues with a victory over Metz

Lyon’s resurgence continues with a victory over Metz

PARIS (AP) — Lyon came from behind on Friday to beat Metz 2-1 and extend its good run under coach Pierre Sage in the French League.

The southeastern side has seven wins in the last nine games under Sage, who took charge of the seven-time champions in November when they were bottom of the Ligue 1 table.

Now he has climbed one more place to be 10th.

Metz took the lead in the 12th minute through Jake O’Brien. The Irish defender showed good action when he beat the last man and then coolly finished by sending the ball over the goalkeeper.

The visiting team tied in the aggregate of the first half when Alexandre Lacazette blocked a shot from Clinton Mata himself and made a half-turn volley to leave the Metz goalkeeper with no chance.

Lacazette’s 12th goal placed him second on the scoring charts this league campaign, only behind Kylian Mbappé.

The winning score came in the 60th minute through Saïd Benrahma. The Algerian winger came on at half-time and scored his first goal for Lyon since he signed from West Ham in the January transfer window.

Metz has not achieved victory in 2024 and remains second to last in the standings.


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