September 16, 2012
Lyon 2-0 AC Ajaccio
Lyon maintained their 100% record at Stade Gerland this season with a routine win over Ajaccio.
Dejan Lovren and Lisandro Lopez scored the goals as Les Gones stretched their unbeaten start to the Ligue 1 campaign to five matches.
The home side looked dominant from the first whistle and Ajaccio goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was tested after just five minutes by Clement Grenier's half-volley.
It took them 25 minutes to break the deadlock, however, when Grenier swung in a corner which drew Ochoa off his line and allowed Lovren to nod into an empty net.
Bafetimbi Gomis then fired narrowly wide of the right post as Lyon pressed for a second, and the France striker was once more a whisker away from scoring as the interval approached when he raced through the visiting defence but missed the target by inches.
Ajaccio had barely threatened so far but they gave their opponents a scare at half-time when Remy Vercoutre's strike had to be cleared off the line by Mouhamado Dabo.
Lyon quickly regained control in the second half and Ochoa did well to palm away a shot from Ricardo Faty which was on course for the top corner.
But the Ajaccio keeper was beaten for the second time after 75 minutes. Jimmy Briand broke down the right before flicking the ball to Steed Malbranque, who in turn picked out Lopez for the Argentinian forward to side-foot home.
Lyon could have added a third nine minutes from time but Briand's volley was tipped over the bar by an agile Ochoa.
|1 Remi Vercoutre||1 Guillermo Ochoa|
|5 Dejan Lovren||17 Yoann Poulard|
|15 Milan Bisevac||6 Carl Medjani|
|14 Mouhamadou Dabo||4 Ricardo Faty|
|13 Anthony Reveillere||26 Samuel Bouhours|
|7 Clément Grenier||22 Fousseni Diawara|
|21 Maxime Gonalons||14 Mehdi Mostefa|
|17 Steed Malbranque||8 Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi|
|18 Bafetimbi Gomis||27 Sigamary Diarra|
|9 Lisandro López||10 Chahir Belghazouani|
|11 Michel Bastos||29 Eduardo Dos Santos|
|4 Bakary Kone||Adrian Mutu 12|
|28 Arnold Mvuemba||Johan Cavalli 18|
|19 Jimmy Briand||Damien Tibri 24|
|20 Luciano Monzón||Oumar Sissoko 16|
|6 Gueida Fofana||Anthony Lippini 20|
|16 Anthony Lopes||Benjamin Andre 7|
|10 Alexandre Lacazette||Andy Delorte 9|
|Jimmy Briand for Michel Bastos (63)||Adrian Mutu for Chahir Belghazouani (62)|
|Luciano Monzón for Lisandro López (77)||Johan Cavalli for Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi (63)|
|Arnold Mvuemba for Clément Grenier (67)||Andy Delorte for Eduardo Dos Santos (80)|
|Clément Grenier (14)||Samuel Bouhours (13)|
|Adrian Mutu (69)|
|· Squads: Lyon | AC Ajaccio|