Nantes, new leader, plunges Lyon into crisis

The Lyonnais went on a seventh game without a win on Saturday. For its part, Nantes temporarily takes the lead of the championnant.

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Memphis Depay against Nantes, September 28, 2019. Laurent Cipriani / AP

Lyon conceded on Saturday 28 September a defeat at home against Nantes (1-0), new leader of Ligue 1, which plunges it into the crisis at four days of a perilous trip to Leipzig in the Champions League.

Lyon thus goes on to win a seventh consecutive game without a win in all competitions, a sixth in L1, and stagnates at 11e place L1 pending other matches of the 8e day in the evening and Sunday.

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The Nantes, octuples champions of France, have not been leaders of the championship since August 7, 2005, the evening of a prestigious success in Rennes (3-0). They can however be exceeded in a few hours by the Paris Saint-Germain if he does not lose Saturday in Bordeaux (17 h 30). And even by Angers who receives Amiens or Lille who moves to Nice (Saturday at 20 hours).

A first Nantes since 1996

Their victory in Lyon, the first since December 1996 and a long series of 17 failures in the Rhone (3 draws and 14 defeats), materialize a little more the renewal of the Canaries under the leadership of Christian Gourcuff.

The victory came from an unfortunate achievement by Brazilian defender Fernando Marçal (against his side) by clearing the ball against Samuel Moutoussamy (59th).

Opposite, under the whistles of their public, the Lyonnais are new appeared lost on the ground, unable to find themselves effectively even if the porter Nantes Alban Lafont is also a lot in their failure.


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