Sochaux stuns Lyon with late goal

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Updated: March 31, 2013

Cedric Bakambu’s goal in the 88th minute
lifted Sochaux to a 2-1 win at Lyon on Sunday, moving the visitors out of the
bottom three and dropping Lyon to third in the Ligue 1 table.

Giovanni Sio broke the scoreless deadlock in the 50th minute when he worked
himself free at the top of the six-yard box to head a corner kick from Ryad
Boudebouz underneath Lyon goalkeeper Remi Vercoutre.

Lyon came within inches of tying the game in the 67th when Alexandre
Lacazette’s shot from inside the penalty area struck the crossbar. However,
Lacazette drew a foul on Sochaux’s David Sauget just a few moments later to
give Lyon a penalty kick.

Bafetimbi Gomis stepped to the spot, and although goalkeeper Simon Pouplin
guessed correctly, the ball managed to squeeze underneath him.

But Sochaux wasn’t done and a deflected cross from the left wing fell kindly
to Bakambu in front of the net, allowing him to easily dispatch it beyond the
goalkeeper with a first-time shot.

There was one more chance for Lyon to take something from the match in
stoppage time, but a free kick from Clement Grenier was tipped onto the
crossbar by Pouplin.

Sochaux is now two points clear of the drop zone, while Marseille moved past
Lyon and into second place after a 1-0 win at Nice courtesy of a first-half
goal from Andre-Pierre Gignac.

The other contest on Sunday saw Lille continue its push for a European place
by downing Brest, 2-1, with Nolan Roux netting the winning goal 12 minutes
from time.