Ligue 1

Montpellier give Lyon a thrashing

Montpellier's French forward Anthony Mounier heads the ball.
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Lyon's poor start to the season continued Sunday with a 5-1 defeat at Montpellier in the French league.

Victor Hugo Montano opened the scoring for Montpellier in the 16th minute and Anthony Mounier added another when he found the net on the stroke of halftime.

Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back for Lyon in the 48th minute, but Remy Cabella converted a penalty 11 minutes later before scoring his second in the 66th. Montano's second in the 68th finished off the scoring.

Lyon has been a contender for a Champions League spot in recent seasons, but its poor start this year leaves the side 10 points behind league leader Monaco after nine games.

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