Fekir gives Lyon 2-1 win against Guingamp

REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot

Nabil Fekir earned Olympique Lyonnais a 2-1 home win against En Avant Guingamp on Friday as they cemented third place in Ligue 1 ahead of their Champions League clash against Barcelona.

Fekir struck in the 35th minute after Felix Eboa Eboa had cancelled out Martin Terrier’s opener to put Lyon on 46 points from 25 games.

Lyon, who host Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 first leg on Tuesday, trail second-placed Lille by three points having played one more game.

Leaders Paris St Germain, on 59 points from 22 games, travel to fourth-placed St Etienne on Sunday.

Bruno Genesio’s side went ahead in the 15th minute when Marc-Aurele Caillard parried Houssem Aouar’s shot into the path of Terrier, who volleyed the ball into the top corner.

The hosts, however, let their guard down and Eboa Eboa headed home six minutes later.

Lyon took the upper hand 10 minutes from the interval as Fekir chested the ball down in front of the area and unleashed a perfectly curled shot past Caillard.

REUTERS/Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Pritha Sarkar

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