Ligue 1 - Aliadiere keeps Lorient unbeaten

Former Arsenal striker Jeremy Aliadiere's goal ensured Lorient continued their unbeaten Ligue 1 run with a 1-1 draw at home to Lyon.

Aliadiere keeps Lorient unbeaten

View photo

Lorient Aliadière

Lyon took the lead through France's Bafetimbi Gomis volley in the 23rd minute after a superb collective move.

Lorient levelled the score two minutes after the break when Aliadiere tapped in Benjamin Corgnet's neat pass to take his side up to fourth in the table on 14 points from eight games.

Lyon stay third on 15, tied on points with second-placed Paris St Germain, who visit leaders Olympique Marseille later on Sunday (1900 GMT).

Both sides had a flurry of clear-cut chances in an action-packed clash at rainy Lorient.

Lyon, who suffered their first league loss last weekend, were unlucky to see Gomis's half-volley and then a fine lob from Clement Grenier hit the woodwork early on.

However, their efforts were rewarded when Alexandre Lacazette volleyed a Steed Malbranque cross to set up Gomis for the opener.

Inspired by Aliadiere and Alain Traore, Lorient reacted but the latter's powerful shot from outside the box struck the woodwork.

The hosts equalised just after the break and tightened their grip on play although they lacked a finishing touch.

Earlier, Girondins Bordeaux recovered from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Stade Brest, their fifth in the last six league games, which put them sixth on 14 points. Brest are 12th on 10.

Well-organised Brest went ahead when Eden Ben Basat ran on behind the defence to shoot past keeper Cedric Carrasso in the 37th minute.

Bordeaux wasted several chances and saw an early Cheick Diabate effort hit the post but the player netted a deserved equaliser midway through the second half.

View comments (1)
  • Inside Football With: Paul McVeigh - Why City are hot and Chelsea are not

    Inside Football With: Paul McVeigh - Why City are hot and Chelsea are not

    Former footballer and now mental performance coach Paul McVeigh digs into why Manchester City is firing on all cylinders and why Chelsea aren't - and it's not to do with talent. More »

    Inside Football - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 09:28 BST
  • Andy Cole: Time for United and de Gea to move on

    Andy Cole: Time for United and de Gea to move on

    Andy Cole gives his verdict on the David de Gea transfer saga, and where both club and player need to go now. More »

    Andy Cole - 20 hours ago
  • Premier League - Noble has red card rescinded

    Premier League - Noble has red card rescinded

    Mark Noble will be available for West Ham's first fixture after the international break against Newcastle after the red card he received against Liverpool was rescinded. More »

    Eurosport - 33 minutes ago
  • Ones to Watch: Nolito

    Ones to Watch: Nolito

    Our latest La Liga player to watch is from unfancied Celta Vigo, but who is better than Lionel Messi. (At least in terms of average key passes per game) More »

    Andrew Gaffney - Tue, Sep 1, 2015 10:49 BST
  • West Brom's Berahino given time off to consider future

    West Brom's Berahino given time off to consider future

    West Bromwich Albion's England under-21 striker Saido Berahino will be given time off until next Monday to consider his position after suggesting he would not play for the club again, sources close to the player said on Wednesday. Berahino was furious after negotiations on a proposed move to Tottenham Hotspur broke down on the final day of the transfer window, with Albion chairman Jeremy Peace blaming Spurs for undervaluing and unsettling the player with four different bids. "I can officially say I will never play (for) Jeremy Peace," Berahino tweeted on Tuesday. More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago