The view from France

Lyon find their roar again

October 30, 2012
By Paul Marshall
When Bafetimbi Gomis scored the only goal of the game against Brest recently, the French international striker raced behind the goal and plucked the head of Lyon's club mascot - predictably, a lion - to add a little local flavour to his habitual prowling panther celebration. "I wanted to do something that would appeal to the fans," said Gomis.

It's true that Lyon fans have had to make do with increasingly small morsels of comfort in recent seasons; their side no longer the king of the ...

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