Olympique Lyonnais returned to the top of the Ligue 1 table with a convincing 3-1 victory over En Avant de Guingamp at the Stade du Roudourou.
OL needed to return to winning ways following their shock 2-1 defeat against OGC Nice two weeks ago, and reclaimed the top spot in the Ligue 1 table with a comprehensive triumph.
Both sides had their chances over the first 25 minutes as Lyon steadily found their rhythm and Guingamp defended stoutly.
Nabil Fekir—who made his debut for France during the international break—secured the opening for the visitors, however, the precocious forward had Guingamp keeper Jonas Lossl to thank.
A speculative effort on 27 minutes cannoned off the Danish goalie—who appeared to be making a fairly routine stop—and flew into the net.
Lyon made it two shortly afterwards when Alex Lacazette converted from the spot having won a penalty.
Christophe Kerbrat was sent off on ’45 as the game steadily unravelled for the home side.
The contest became more and more tetchy in the second period, with increased fouling and simulation. It was settled on 61 minutes when Clinton N’Jie cut in from the left and fired an excellent right-footed shot past Lossl.
The in-demand Claudio Beauvue scored a consolation goal on 80 minutes, but the ten men of Guingamp didn’t have enough to settle the visitors in the latter stages.