Lyon still in trouble after draw with Toulouse in Ligue 1
LYON, France (AP) — Lyon ended a four-game losing streak but blew the lead against promoted Toulouse in a 1-1 draw in the French league on Friday.
The result did not relieve the pressure on Lyon coach Peter Bosz, who was booed by the fans when the stadium announcer read his name before kickoff. At fulltime, Lyon supporters loudly jeered their team.
Lyon remained in seventh place, eight points outside the top three spots.
“Nobody is happy with that result,” Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso said. “It’s not good enough. Everyone must put himself into question.”
Lyon took the lead in the second minute with a deflected shot from Brazilian winger Tete, who notched his fifth league goal.
Toulouse substitute Rafael Ratao capitalized on some poor defending from the hosts to level in the 67th by beating goalkeeper Anthony Lopes from close range.
“Once again, we were shaky defensively,” Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette said. “I felt that we were in danger each time they had the ball. It’s a bit of a worry this season.”
Lyon could have added a second goal in the first half but Toulouse goalkeeper Maxime Dupe denied Karl Toko Ekambi in the 12th, saved Lacazette’s chip in the 23rd, and pushed Corentin Tolisso’s header behind in the 41st.
Toulouse nearly equalized against the run of play in the 43rd when a long-range strike from Stijn Spierings rattled the bar.
Paris Saint-Germain leads the league from Marseille by two points and visits Reims on Saturday, while Marseille will host Ajaccio.
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