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Amiens denies Lyon’s chance to go top

Amiens denies Lyon’s chance to go top

PARIS, Sept. 14: Lyon had to settle with a 2-2 draw at Amiens, missing the chance to take top spot in Ligue 1 on Friday, reports Xinhua. Moussa Dembele scored double for Lyon, but Mathieu Bodmer grabbed a late equalizer for the hosts. Sylvinho’s side have now managed just two points in their last three games and remain a point behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain before the reigning champions’ match against Strasbourg on Saturday. Lyon, who were considered PSG’s strong challengers for the title at the start of the season, will host Thomas Tuchel’s men next weekend. Veteran former Lyon defender Christophe Jallet’s left-wing free-kick found its way into the far corner of the net to put Amiens ahead seven minutes into the match. Dembele continued his excellent start to the season by volleying in an equalizer only two minutes later. The 23-year-old former Celtic striker produced an acrobatic effort to divert home Bertrand Traore’s cross in the 34th minute and make it five goals in as many league matches this term. Substitute Bodmer, 36, diverted the ball into the bottom corner in injury time to snatch the home side a point. Nigerian youngster Victor Osimhen also scored his fifth Ligue 1 goal of the season as Lille claimed a 2-1 win over Angers. The 20-year-old Osimhen netted the opener six minutes before half-time and is now level at the top of the early goalscoring standings with Dembele. Luiz Araujo’s fine strike in the 53rd minute doubled the lead for last season’s runners-up, who held on to take their third victory of the new season despite a late goal from Angers forward Stephane Bahoken. Lille are now third in the table, level on points with leaders PSG and second-placed Rennes.

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