Lyon missed the chance to move two points clear of Paris Saint-Germain at the top spot of the French league standings after an early sending off undermined the hosts in a 2-2 draw with Saint-Etienne on Sunday.
PARIS (AP) — Lyon missed the chance to move two points clear of
After a fast start to the game against its local and historic rival, Lyon failed to hold on to an early lead after defender
Lyon reclaimed top spot on goal difference but has played one game more than PSG.
Facing its bitter rival on its historic ground probably for the last time, — Lyon will move to a new stadium in 2016 — the seven-time champions got off to tremendous start and created their first chance after just a few seconds when Clinton Njie stormed through the defense to force goalkeeper
Lyon continued to push and another powerful shot from Fekir hit the crossbar before Njie managed to give the hosts the lead from Fekir's assist with a low shot from close range.
The celebrations did not last as referee Said Enjimmi awarded Saint-Etienne a penalty after Rose handled a shot from
Gradel converted from the spot to level in the 31st minute and Saint-Etienne built on the momentum as substitute
Spurred on by its buoyant fans, Lyon did not give up and
Roux put coach
Lille remained eighth in the standings, four points behind sixth-place Bordeaux.
In a closely-fought battle for European places,
If PSG beats