Lyon secure first win in new stadium over last-place Troyes

BY foxsports • January 9, 2016


Lyon celebrated its first match at its new Stade des Lumieres home with its first French League win in two months, 4-1 over last-place Troyes on Saturday.

Continuing its recovery under new coach Bruno Genesio, Lyon earned goals by France striker Alexande Lacazette, Rachid Ghezzal, Jordan Ferri and Claudio Beauvue in the 58,500-capacity arena.

After Fabien Camus levelled for Troyes, Ghezzal - an Algeria international who scored a brace last weekend in the French Cup - gave Lyon a 2-1 lead in the 73nd minute with a superb strike in the top right corner. Ferri and Beauvue gave Lyon more room to breathe with 10 minutes left.

Genesio replaced Hubert Fournier during the winter break, and secured a second consecutive victory following the 7-0 thrashing of Limoges in the Cup.

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