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.
PARIS (AP) — Lyon sealed third place and Champions League football after beating Caen 4-0 in the French league on Saturday while the in-demand Nicolas Pepe scored twice for Lille.
Dembele scores late to give Lyon 3-2 win at Bordeaux
PARIS (AP) — Lyon won 3-2 at Bordeaux on Friday to keep the pressure on Lille in the race to finish second and automatically qualify for next season's Champions League.
Rennes beats Lyon to reach French Cup final
PARIS (AP) — Algeria international Ramy Bensebaini scored a late winner to send Rennes into the French Cup final with a 3-2 win at Lyon on Tuesday.
Lyon closes gap to runner-up Lille in French league
RENNES, France (AP) — Substitute Martin Terrier scored four minutes from time as Lyon won 1-0 at Rennes on Friday to narrow the gap to one point in the race for the runner-up spot in the French...
PARIS (AP) — Lyon dropped vital points in the race to qualify automatically for the Champions League, throwing away a 2-0 lead in drawing at Strasbourg 2-2 in the French league on...
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.
Montpellier beats struggling Monaco 2-1 to take 2nd place
PARIS (AP) — Montpellier scored two late goals to win at Thierry Henry's struggling Monaco 2-1 and move up to second place in the French league on Saturday.
Strikers Gaetan Laborde and Petar Skuletic netted in the last 10 minutes after Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans gave 19th-place Monaco the lead shortly before halftime. Montpellier moved above Lyon on goal difference, while Monaco remained only two points ahead of last-placed Guingamp.
Dembele and Depay score against Nimes as Lyon moves into 3rd
PARIS (AP) — Forwards Moussa Dembele and Memphis Depay each scored as Lyon beat Nimes 2-0 at home on Friday to move up to third place in the French league.
The speedy Dembele netted midway through the first half, controlling a high ball over the top with his left foot and slotting it past the goalkeeper with his right after shrugging off a defender.
It was the 22-year-old Frenchman's third league goal since a summer move from Scottish champion Celtic.
Lyon rallies from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Shakhtar
LYON, France (AP) — Lyon rallied from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at home to Shakhtar Donetsk and stay top of its Champions League group on Tuesday.
Brazilian striker Junior Moraes scored twice for the Ukrainian side, but Lyon salvaged a point with second-half goals in quick succession from striker Moussa Dembele and defender Leo Dubois.
Celtic hot-shot Dembele hoping Deschamps calls soon
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — His glut of goals for Celtic this season has made him one of the most coveted strikers in Europe. Now, Moussa Dembele is awaiting a call from France coach Didier Deschamps.
The 20-year-old Dembele, signed last year from English club Fulham, has scored 32 goals in all competitions. His impact has helped Celtic open up a 27-point lead in the Scottish title race.