Briand leads Lyon past Montpellier in shootout

Jimmy Briand scored in the 77th minute to level the score at

2-2, then added the deciding goal in the shootout, rallying Lyon to

a victory over Montpellier on Saturday to capture the Trophee des

Champions.

It marked the fourth straight year that the French Super Cup was

played outside France.

Briand scored the tying goal off a fine feed from Alexandre

Lacazette, then gave Lyon the deciding goal in the penalty

shootout, when he placed the ball past Montpellier goalkeeper

Geoffrey Jourdan, for Lyon’s fourth shootout goal. Lyon `keeper

Hugo Lloris saved two spot kicks en route to the 4-2 penalty

triumph.

John Chukwidi Utaka and Emmanuel Herrera scored for Montpellier,

the defending French league champion.

Bafetimbi Gomis had Lyon’s other goal.