Lyon thrashed 4-1 in Nice and became provisional leader

Lyon won by 4 to 1 in their trip to Nice, this Saturday in the 16th day of French Ligue 1, with them placed provisional leader.

Rudi Garcia’s team is thus sending their particular dose of pressure to Lille and Paris Saint-Germain, who started first and second respectively this weekend and who meet each other on Sunday.

Lyon now have one point more than Lille, which is second, and two more than PSG, which falls to third place, waiting for what happens on Sunday.

The Dutch Memphis Depay (minute 32) opened the scoring for Lyon, who extended the score at 39 through the Zimbabwean Tino Kadewere.

Nice cut short before the break, at 44 thanks to a goal from Amine Gouiri, but in the second half the Lyonnais put distance on the scoreboard with goals from Cameroonian Karl Toko Ekambi (63) and Houssem Aouar (73).

Lyon get their sixth win in their last seven league games, a week after their big 1-0 win at Parc des Princes in Paris.

The draw against Brest (2-2) on Wednesday had halted the great run of Lyon, which with its win this Saturday again sends a solid message about its candidacy for the title this season.

Nice (12th), meanwhile, cannot get close to the European places or enter the top half of the table, but they still have a ten-point advantage over the relegation places.

In another standout match this Saturday, Marseille (4th) disappointed with a 1-1 draw at home against Reims (16th).

– Results of the 16th round of French Ligue 1:

– Saturday:

Metz – Lens 2 – 0

Marsella – Reims 1 – 1

Nice – Lyon 1 – 4

– Sunday:

(12h00 GMT) Brest – Montpellier

(14h00 GMT) Nantes – Angers

Dijon – Monaco

Strasbourg – Bordeaux

Saint Etienne – Nîmes

(16h00 GMT) Lorient – Rennes

(20h00 GMT) Lille – Paris SG

Classification: Pts JGEP GF GC Diff

1. Lyon 33 16 9 6 1 31 14 17

Lille 32 15 9 5 1 28 10 18

3. Paris SG 31 15 10 1 4 35 10 25

4. Marsella 28 14 8 4 2 21 13 8

5. Montpellier 26 15 8 2 5 25 23 2

6. Rennes 25 15 7 4 4 22 19 3

7. Lens 24 15 7 3 5 24 23 1

8. Metz 23 16 6 5 5 19 16 3

9. Monaco 23 15 7 2 6 25 23 2

10. Angers 23 15 7 2 6 20 24 -4

11. Brest 22 15 7 1 7 25 27 -2

12. Nice 21 15 6 3 6 19 20 -1

13. Bordeaux 19 15 5 4 6 15 17 -2

14. Saint Etienne 16 15 4 4 7 14 21 -7

15. Strasbourg 14 15 4 2 9 22 26 -4

16. Reims 14 16 3 5 8 21 27 -6

17. Nantes 14 15 3 5 7 17 26 -9

18. Lorient 11 15 3 2 10 15 26 -11

19. Nîmes 11 15 3 2 10 11 29 -18

20. Dijon 9 15 1 6 8 9 24 -15

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