Last-place Lyon remains winless in French league after 1-1 draw with Metz
Sun, Nov 5, 2023
Soccer News (AP)
PARIS (AP) - Seven-time champion Lyon remained winless this season and stuck at the bottom of the French league standings following a 1-1 draw with Metz on Sunday.
Back in action after its match at Marseille was postponed last week following an attack on their bus, Lyon players were unable to shake off their poor form.
They narrowly avoided a fifth loss in 10 matches after Ablie Jallow broke the deadlock for Metz with just 14 minutes left to play, with Skelly Alvero levelling the score seven minutes later.
Metz had the best chances of the first half, and Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes had to deliver several good saves to keep his team afloat.
Lopes kept out Jallow's effort in the 40th minute and was decisive again to deny the forward's shot from outside the box two minutes later.
Lyon improved after the interval but did not create much until Jallow put Metz in the lead with a left-footed shot into the top left corner. Alvero then salvaged a point for Lyon with his first goal in the topflight, a curled strike.
Lyon remained six points behind 16th-place Metz ahead of a tough run of matches against Rennes, Lille, Lens and Marseille.
PSG moved to the top of league on Friday thanks to a comprehensive 3-0 win at home against Montpellier. Nice can reclaim the lead with a win against Rennes later Sunday.
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