The unexpected arrival of the Brazilian winger Tetê has given Lyon a boost in its bid to qualify for European competition.
The seven-time French champions added the highly-rated player under temporary rules allowing Ukraine-based soccer players to sign with clubs in other countries outside the normal transfer window periods because of the war back home.
PARIS (AP) — Midfielder Romain Faivre scored twice as Lyon won at struggling Lorient 4-1 to move up to sixth place in the French league on Friday.
Forwards Moussa Dembele and Karl Toko Ekambi set each other up on the other goals as Lyon moved two points behind Rennes in fourth spot.
LYON, France (AP) — Striker Moussa Dembele's first-half penalty secured a 1-0 win for Lyon against bitter rival Saint-Etienne in their French league match Friday.
Dembele, who also scored the winner from the spot last week at Troyes, sent Saint-Etienne goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni the wrong way in the 15th minute for his sixth league goal this season after he was fouled in the box by Timothee Kolodziejczak.
LYON, France (AP) — This season is turning into a nightmare for French club Lyon.
On and off the field.
The arrival in May of coach Peter Bosz was meant to restore stability at the seven-time French champion.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen will be aiming to maintain its Bundesliga challenge longer than it did the last time it hosted Bayern Munich.
The teams are level on points at the top of the league going into Sunday’s match.
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Sunday:
Lionel Messi is set for his Paris Saint-Germain home debut against Lyon at Parc des Princes. But PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino will wait until the morning before deciding if Kylian Mbappe is fit to play.
PARIS (AP) — Striker Moussa Dembele scored his third goal in two games as Lyon beat Nantes 1-0 Friday to give new coach Peter Bosz his first win.
Dembele finished from close range for the visitors in the 34th minute following great skill from Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta, who expertly controlled a pass on his chest before seeing his shot saved.
PARIS (AP) — One week after coming back from two goals down to win 3-2, Marseille threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Bordeaux in the French league on Sunday.
Dimitri Payet, who scored twice in last weekend's victory at Montpellier, netted with a superb long-range strike to make it 2-0 in the 40th minute at Stade Velodrome.
PARIS (AP) — Defender Achraf Hakimi scored a debut goal as Paris Saint-Germain began its bid to wrestle back the French league title with a 2-1 win at Troyes on Saturday.
Promoted Troyes stunned PSG by taking the lead in the eighth minute when defender Oualid El Hajjam headed in powerfully from a corner.
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen hired Gerardo Seoane on Wednesday to be its coach starting next season.
Seoane, who won a third straight Swiss league title with Young Boys, signed a three-year contract.