French Football Friday – Lyon open up three point gap at the top of Ligue 1

Ollie Irish

29th, February 2008

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A Fred double opened Lyon’s Ligue 1 lead up to three points. The seven times champions beat bottom-club Metz 2-0. Nearest rivals Bordeaux drew 0-0 at home to Lille. Third-placed Nancy came from behind to beat in-form Lens 2-1.
As if Metz’s situation wasn’t bad enough with them currently sitting 15 points adrift at the foot of Ligue 1, they are now facing an investigation into a second racist incident this month. The club has reported racist chanting and Nazi salutes by a section of its fans.


Lens beat Le Mans in a 4-5 thriller to reach the French League Cup final.

Bordeaux’s Benoit Tremoulas is not impressed with his red card.
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