Bastos double sees Lyon rebound

BY foxsports • October 15, 2011

Lyon bounced back from their defeat to Paris St Germain before the international break with a comfortable 3-1 victory over bottom side Nancy.

Michel Bastos scored their first and third goals, with a free-kick and a penalty respectively, and Bafetimbi Gomis scored his seventh goal of the campaign as Les Gones hit all their goals in a five-minute burst between the 26th and 31st minutes.

Jung Jo-gook grabbed a late consolation for Nancy, who are still looking for their first league win after 10 attempts.

Bastos had the first chance when he drilled a shot just wide in the fourth minute after good work from Clement Grenier but the Brazilian's aim was true after 25 minutes when his left-foot free-kick found a gap in the wall and beat Nancy goalkeeper Damien Gregorini.

Remi Garde's men swiftly doubled their advantage when Bastos linked up with Jimmy Briand on the right and the Frenchman's cross was turned in from close range by Gomis.

The match was effectively over after half an hour when Grenier was brought down in the box by Reynald Lemaitre, back in the Nancy team after two months out, and Bastos blasted home from the spot.

The game marked playmaker Yoann Gourcuff's first involvement of the season for Lyon and he almost made a memorable return but Gregorini kept out his 20-yard effort 10 minutes into the second period.

Nancy left it far too late to come into the game as Andre Luiz won an 84th-minute spot-kick after a foul on him by Cris but missed it, before Jung's unstoppable effort flew past Remy Vercoutre with three minutes left.
 


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