Lyon loses at Gazelec Ajaccio to pile pressure on Fournier

PARIS (AP) Lyon lost 2-1 away to Gazelec Ajaccio on Sunday, heaping the pressure on beleaguered coach Hubert Fournier after a fifth defeat in six league matches.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas recently said he was considering whether to replace Fournier, and this latest defeat could spell the end of his reign after he guided Lyon to second place last season.

Midfielder Mohamed Larbi scored a goal in each half for Gazelec, while Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier pulled a goal back with 20 minutes left.

Earlier, Saint-Etienne beat third-place Angers 1-0 to move up to sixth place, with winger Benjamin Corgnet grabbing his first league goal of the season.

Unbeaten leader Paris Saint-Germain heads into the winter break with a massive 19-point lead over second-place Monaco.

Later Sunday, Bordeaux was hosting Marseille.