Ligue 1 - Lyon beat Lens to keep title hopes alive

Sun, 10 Apr 22:46:00 2011

Lyon kept on the tail of the Ligue 1's top two with just eight games left after the third-placed side beat Lens 3-0.

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Lyon, who conceded twice in stoppage time last weekend to draw 2-2 with Nice, are again just two points behind their rivals after a home win over a second-bottom Lens side that now lie seven points from safety.

Claude Puel, whose future as Lyon coach beyond May has again been put in doubt by the club presIdent, had to wait until the 55th minute for a breakthrough and even then it was an own goal by Henri Bedimo.

Jimmy Briand made the game safe five minutes later when he headed in a corner and Lisandro Lopez scored a third in injury time to send Lyon within five points of leaders Lille and above Rennes, beaten 2-0 at Brest on Saturday.


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