PARIS (AP) — Ahead Memphis Depay scored one purpose and arrange one other as Lyon received 3-2 at Monaco in an ill-tempered match the place gamers virtually got here to blows on the closing whistle on Sunday.
Gamers and workers members pushed and goaded one another across the middle circle when tempers frayed, prompting the referee to distribute 4 crimson playing cards post-game – two from both sides.
The defeat dealt an enormous blow to third-place Monaco’s title hopes, leaving it 4 factors behind second-place Paris Saint-Germain and just one level forward of fourth-place Lyon with three video games left in a tense title race led by Lille.
Monaco had received its final 5 video games, scoring 15 objectives and conceding none, and persevering with its run when Kevin Volland completed confidently from strike companion Wissam Ben Yedder’s move within the twenty fifth minute.
Depay equalized within the 57th with a fantastic run and deflected shot.
After Lyon midfielder Maxence Caqueret was despatched off within the seventieth, Depay’s pinpoint free kick from the fitting was met by central defender Marcelo’s thumping header seven minutes later.
A blunder from Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes led to a penalty for Monaco, which France striker Ben Yedder transformed within the 86th for 2-2 in what was his a centesimal league purpose in French soccer.
Monaco practically scored moments later.
However Lyon’s 17-year-old midfielder Rayan Cherki — the newest prime prospect to return by the membership’s vaunted academy — got here off the bench to complete beautifully within the 89th together with his first contact of the ball.
It was an eventful day, as Rennes earlier misplaced floor within the chase for fifth place and a Europa League spot following a 1-0 defeat at struggling Bordeaux.
An early crimson card for Rennes midfielder Steven Nzonzi tilted the stability and 18-year-old ahead Sekou Mara punished Rennes with an Eleventh-minute purpose.
Belgium ahead Jeremy Doku hit the put up for Rennes within the second half.
The defeat leaves Rennes in seventh place, two factors behind Marseille and Lens in fifth, forward of subsequent weekend’s dwelling recreation towards PSG.
Lorient beat Angers 2-0 to maneuver nearer to security within the seventeenth spot whereas 18th-place Nantes boosted its survival hopes with a convincing 4-1 win at Brest.
Nimes drew 2-2 at dwelling to Reims to remain nineteenth, above relegated Dijon, which misplaced 5-1 at dwelling to Metz.
Montpellier misplaced 2-1 at dwelling to Saint-Etienne.
PSG scraped a 2-1 dwelling win towards Lens on Saturday, with coach Mauricio Pochettino resting his first-choice midfielders forward of Tuesday’s Champions League semifinal return leg away to Manchester Metropolis. PSG trails 2-1.
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