Lyon opens French league season with 3-0 win at Monaco
MONACO (AP) — Sylvinho started his French league coaching career with Lyon on a high note as the seven-time champion opened its campaign with a 3-0 win at Monaco on Friday.
Brazilian defender Jean Lucas signs with Lyon
PARIS (AP) — Seven-time French champion Lyon has completed its first offseason signing by bringing in midfielder Jean Lucas.
The 21-year-old Brazilian joined from Flamengo. Details of the...
Brazil’s Sylvinho to coach Lyon next season
PARIS (AP) — Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed Sylvinho will coach the seven-time French champion next season.
Sylvinho, a former Barcelona and Arsenal player, will replace...
Lyon coach Genesio to leave club at end of season
LYON, France (AP) — Lyon coach Bruno Genesio said Saturday he will leave the club at the end of the season.
Genesio, who was appointed in December 2015, was set to extend his contract for...
PARIS (AP) — Lyon jeopardized its chances of direct qualification for the Champions League next season with a 3-1 home loss to Dijon in the French league on Saturday, casting further doubt on...
PARIS (AP) — Bruno Genesio held all the cards in his hands but has significantly misplayed them.
Despite a season marred by ups and downs and the hostility of many fans, the Lyon coach had...
Dembele scores with late header as Lyon beats Saint-Etienne
PARIS (AP) — Striker Moussa Dembele scored with a majestic header five minutes into injury time as Lyon won 2-1 at Saint-Etienne on Sunday, leapfrogging its local rival into third place in the French league.
Dembele was back-pedaling and had two defenders marking him near the penalty spot, but still rose to meet Leo Dubois' cross from the right with a powerful header past goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier. Less than a minute earlier, the former Celtic striker had missed with a far easier header.
PSG wins 2-1 at Monaco to move 9 points clear in Ligue 1
PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappe had a return to Monaco to forget, despite his Paris Saint-Germain team winning 2-1 Sunday in the principality to boost its title hopes.
Edinson Cavani scored in the 19th minute and Neymar added a second-half penalty before Monaco pulled one back 10 minutes from time.
PSG moved nine points clear at the top of the league after its win over the defending champion. Monaco slipped to third, below Lyon on goal difference after Bruno Genesio's side won 5-0 at Nice.
Fekir scores 2 as Lyon beats Metz 2-0 to move into 3rd place
PARIS (AP) — Nabil Fekir continued his return to form by scoring both goals as Lyon beat Metz 2-0 to climb up to third place in the French league on Sunday.
Fekir's serious knee injury two years ago when playing for France against Portugal halted his progress, and he was inconsistent last season as he battled back to form and fitness.
PARIS (AP) — Lyon missed an early penalty and conceded a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw at 10-man Rennes in the French League on Sunday.
Lyon failed to take advantage of having an extra man for nearly the whole game after Algerian defender Ramy Bensebaini was sent off in the fifth minute. The resulting spot kick, taken by Lyon top scorer Alexandre Lacazette, was well saved by goalkeeper Benoit Costil.
Valbuena misses open goal as Lyon loses at home to Lille 2-1
PARIS (AP) — After spectacular goals lately, Lyon winger Mathieu Valbuena produced a contender for the French league's best miss when he fluffed an open goal as they lost at home to Lille 2-1 on Saturday.
Following good work down the right from substitute Maxwell Cornet, the ball fizzed across the area and landed perfectly for Valbuena with no defenders around him. But he tried to smash it into the net from six meters out and it hit the crossbar.
Memphis Depay hoping to bounce back with Lyon
LYON, France (AP) — With a move to Lyon secured, Memphis Depay is ready to prove himself all over again.
The Netherlands forward joined the French club from Manchester United on a 4½-year contract and will wear the No. 9 jersey.
Man United winger Depay flies into Lyon to complete transfer
Memphis Depay arrived in Lyon on Wednesday to seal a transfer from Manchester United where the winger struggled to settle.
Lyon tweeted a picture of Depay, saying he had flown in to discuss terms with the French club.
Lyon striker Lacazette scores 2 to take pressure off coach
PARIS (AP) — Alexandre Lacazette scored twice to pass the 100-goal mark for Lyon and take some pressure off his coach in a much-needed 2-1 win at Toulouse in the French league on Saturday.
With Lyon having lost five of its last six games, coach Bruno Genesio was under the spotlight and reportedly close to being replaced. After his second goal, Lacazette went straight over to him and high-fived him with both hands.
Lacazette scores but Lyon’s defense falls apart in 3-1 loss
PARIS (AP) — Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette remembered how to take penalties but his teammates forget how to defend in a 3-1 home loss to Guingamp in the French league on Saturday.
A fifth defeat in six games heaps the pressure on Lyon coach Bruno Genesio.
After finishing second last season, Lyon is down in eighth place and trails leader Nice by 10 points, having played a game more.