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Lyon - Monaco: 3 Ligue 1 classics

Publish on 23/10/2020 at 12:30 - I. HOLYMAN

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Lyon host Monaco on Sunday for a Ligue 1 Uber Eats heavyweight contest that has recently produced some of the best games in the division.

Lyon and Monaco have met 63 times previously  in Ligue 1 Uber Eats. OL have the upper hand, but only just, with 24 wins to 22. The pair have alternated wins over the last six meetings with OL taking their Round 1 encounter last term 3-0, and their are often goals in the fixture with just seven goalless draws in the contest's history

Here are three recent classics.

Lyon 6-1 Monaco: 7 May, 2016


The penultimate day of the season, Monaco behind Lyon only on goal difference as second hosted third in a straight shoot-out for second place and automatic UEFA Champions League group stage qualification at the Groupama Stadium. Come full-time, there was a huge gulf between the pair. 

Lyon were two up inside eight minutes through Rachid Ghezzal and Alexandre Lacazette, and the latter would score again before the break to make it 4-0 after Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa had also found the net. Lacina Traoré's 23rd-minute red card made Monaco's life even more difficult, and though Ricardo Carvalho reduced their arrears just before the interval, Yanga-Mbiwa scored again and Lacazette completed his hat-trick in the second half to record the biggest win in the fixture's history.

Monaco 3-2 Lyon: 4 February, 2018

 

Everyone loves a five-goal thriller, especially when it's your side that comes back from the dead to win it. That was the feeling Monaco fans had at the Stade Louis II, not that they would have expected a happy ending after an opening half-hour that saw goalkeeper Danijel Subasic replaced by Seydou Sy due to injury either side of OL goals for Mariano Diaz and Bertrand Traoré. Incredibly, Monaco were level in the space of five first-half minutes thanks to strikes from Keita Baldé and Radamel Falcao. Baldé was then dismissed in the final minute of the first half to dampen home hopes again, but after holding Lyon at bay, Rony Lopes...well, why don't you just watch?

Lyon 3-2 Monaco: 13 October, 2017


Lopes' late gamewinner was Monaco's revenge for being on the wrong end of the same scoreline earlier in the season. Diaz and Nabil Fékir scored for the hosts while Lopes and Adama Traoré twice responded for the visitors as the duo traded goals in the opening 45 minutes. Like punch-drunk heavyweights, they battled through the second half all square until Fékir produced a classic set-piece winner five minutes into added time.

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