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Lyon come back to trounce Nice

26 August 2006 19:28

NICE, Aug 26 (SW) - After falling a goal down in the first half, Lyon stormed back with four unanswered in a 4-1 rout of Nice in Saturday's late afternoon match.

Nice got off to a fine start and took the lead in the 26th minute as Marama Vahirua made a darting run at the Lyon defense before hitting a cheeky lob that Grégory Coupet could not stop.

Lyon pushed hard for an equalizer until the break, but could not find the breakthrough they were looking for. However, the second half was a completely different story.

Three minutes after the restart, Florent Malouda latched onto a left-wing cross by Portuguese midfielder Tiago and slotted home comfortably past Hugo Lloris in the Nice goal.

Nice never got back into the match as Lyon dominated the tempo, and the five-time champions took a deserved lead on 68 minutes.

Defender Cris sparked a Lyon counterattack from the back and played it forward for Malouda, who in turn lobbed in a cross for Karim Benzema, and the young striker easily nodded home.

In the 73rd minute, Tiago got a goal of his own to make it 3-1 after a free kick sequence, and Benzema added a fourth from the penalty spot to seal the points.

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Competition
Ligue 1
Date
26 August 2006
Kick-off
17:15
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
1 - 4
Venue
Stade Municipal du Ray (Nice)
Attendance
13814

Goals

M. Vahirua 27'  
1 - 0
1 - 1
1 - 2
1 - 3
74' Tiago
1 - 4
90'+1 K. Benzema (PG)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
5
2
13
24
26 71'
6
14 70'
12
7
19 20' 27'
Coach: F. Antonetti
# Player Bookings
1
3
20
12
29
8
21 45' 74'
10 30' 49'
28
11
22
Coach: G. Houllier

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
9
11
21
3
10
16
23
# Player Bookings
6
19 70' 90+1'
2
4
5
9
30

Tuesday 2 September

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Sunday 31 August

23:49
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23:25
23:24
23:03
22:59
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22:21
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21:31
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Ligue 1 table

# Team MP D P
1 4 +6 10
2 4 +7 8
3 4 +3 8
4 4 +3 7
5 4 +3 7
6 4 +3 7
7 4 +1 7
8 4 -1 7
9 4 +3 6
10 4 +2 6
11 4 +1 6
12 4 +0 6
13 4 -1 5
14 4 -1 5
15 4 -3 4
16 4 -5 4
17 4 -1 3
18 4 -6 3
19 4 -6 1
20 4 -8 1

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