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St Etienne leave it late to grab point against Lyon

Lyon’s winless run in Ligue 1 extends to five matches after conceding a late equaliser.

St Etienne scored a dramatic last-minute equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw at Lyon and extend their unbeaten run to five Ligue 1 matches.

The visitors came into the match on the back of three wins and a draw to alleviate any threats of relegation but looked to be heading for defeat after Lyon striker Mariano Diaz broke the deadlock with his 16th goal of the season in the first half.

However, Mathieu Debuchy drilled in Remy Cabella’s cutback to earn an unlikely point in the final minute of normal time to condemn Lyon to their fifth league match without victory.

Bruno Genesio’s side still remain 11 points clear of fifth-placed Montpellier to consolidate their top-four position but their alarming slump in form may cause for concern ahead of their upcoming Europa League last 16 tie with CSKA Moscow.

Bordeaux dominated in their clash with Nice but they were held to a goalless draw at Matmut Atlantique.

The visitors failed to register a single shot on target as Bordeaux continued to carve open the Nice defence, with Nicolas de Preville and Gaetan Laborde each going close but the hosts could not make the breakthrough.


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