the two teams fail to decide

Lens holds the pressure

The Lyon defense is under pressure with the very high pressing of Franck Haise’s men! Thiago Mendes is forced to clear in disaster!

Kakuta’s strike!

Lens has been a little more dangerous for a few minutes! Gaël Kakuta takes his chance at the entrance to the surface but Lopes is on the trajectory!

Thiago Mendes remains on the ground

After a knee to knee shock with Kakuta, Thiago Mendes remains on the ground but will hardly regain his place.


Karl Toko Ekambi overtakes the whole defense and pushes his ball a little too much in front of Farinez who intervenes!


It’s the break at Bollaert-Delelis! Led by a goal from Jonathan Clauss, Lyon managed to equalize Lens just before the break thanks to their Toko Ekambi-Kadewere duo! Driven by a hot public, the Sang et Or could have made the break but lacked efficiency!


Lyon equalize just before the break! Overflow from Toko Ekambi who crosses perfectly for Kadewere! The Lyon striker concluded with a good recovery! 1 to 1!

The strike of Paqueta!

Found at the entrance to the surface, Lucas Paqueta controls the chest and continues with a volley with the right foot! It’s just above!


Big pressure from Seko Fofana on Thiago Mendes who tries to clear but comes up against the Lensois midfielder! Fofana comes up against Lopes and cheats on him but the goal is canceled for a hand!

Lyon keeps up the pressure

Very dangerous free kick for Lyon with Faivre in charge! It is cleared by the Lensoise defense which is hunkering down at the moment.

Faivre in overflow

Lyon finds colors with Romain Faivre who enters the surface before centering hard! It’s cleared by Clauss!

Things are heating up between the two teams.

Contacts are very rough between the two teams and especially between Thiago Mendes and Fofana!

Kadewere remains on the ground

The Lyon striker remains on the ground, visibly hit in the head! He gets up after a few minutes on the ground.

Lensoise big pressure

The Sang et Or continue to hurt the Lyonnais very badly with an overflow from Haidara! His center is diverted for a corner!

The referee no longer has the sound

Clauss’ goal was checked and validated on video but the referee had no sound. He warned the two captains!


1 to 0 for Lens after the goal of Clauss! Kakuta launches Kalimuendo perfectly in depth who stumbles for the first time on Lopes… Clauss follows well and scores in the empty goal!

Lots of rhythm

These first minutes show an overflowing desire of both teams! It makes for a very rhythmic and engaging match.

Kakuta takes his chance

Gael Kakuta also projects forward and takes his chance with the right foot but it goes way over!

Ndombélé projects

Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombélé seems to have the opportunity to project himself forward!

It plays long from the start

Both teams waste no time with short play and send long balls! Kadewere gets into action but is in an offside position.


Let’s go for this Lens-Lyon, a meeting between ambitious! Both teams can get closer to the podium if they win!

The black beast of Lens?

Lens has lost 41 Ligue 1 matches against Lyon in 91 confrontations (29 wins, 21 draws), counting no more defeats in the top flight only against Monaco (45).

Boateng not on the scoresheet

Present in the Lyon group, Jérome Boateng is ultimately not on the score sheet.

On the bench, we find Pollersbeck, Da Silva, Gusto, Keita, Diomandé, Henrique, Aouar, Barcola.

And the composition of Blood and Gold

Farinez – Wooh, Danso, Medina – Clauss, Doucouré, Fofana (c), Haïdara – Kakuta – Sotoca, Kalimuendo

Franck Haise cannot rely on Gradit, Jean and Saïd, all in the infirmary. It will therefore be Sotoca at the forefront with Kalimuendo and Kakuta in support.

The Lyon composition!

Lopes – Dubois (c), Mendes, Lukeba, Emerson – Caqueret, Ndombélé – Faivre, Paqueta, Toko-Ekambi – Kadewere

In the absence of Dembélé (suspended), Peter Bosz has decided to field a Toko Ekambi-Kadewere duo. Paqueta and Faivre are also starters, as is Ndombélé. Thiago Mendes starts in central hinge.

A few stats to know before kick-off!

Lyon have won 4 of their last 5 Ligue 1 matches (1 loss), after not winning any of their previous 5 (4 draws, 1 loss).

Lens have won 5 of their last 8 receptions in Ligue 1 (2 draws, 1 loss), that’s as many as in the previous 20 (9 draws, 6 losses).


Hello everyone and welcome to RMC Sport to follow the 25th day of Ligue 1 live! Lens receives Lyon for a classic of the 2000s. Two ambitious teams which, in the event of victory, would approach the podium. Kick off at 5 p.m.!

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