Lyon limp to draw at Brest

Lyon twice relinquished the lead as they dropped two more points on their travels in this disappointing start to their Ligue 1 campaign.

Houssem Aouar and Memphis Depay were left on the bench by Sylvinho, as he opted to field Terrier, Traore and Cornet behind Moussa Dembele in an attacking formation with just Tousart and Thiago Mendes providing solidity in midfield.

Despite a lacklustre start, Lyon did take the lead in the twenty eighth minute through Dembele, but the lead lasted less than two minutes before Court equalised with a speculative shot from wide on the right.

Brest had the better of the opening exchanges of the second period but Lyon showed more attacking intent after Depay replaced Dembele in the 64th minute and they subsequently regained the lead after Tousart stole possession in midfield and fed Cornet for the striker to grab his first goal of the season.

However, in keeping with Lyon’s performances of late, it never looked like being enough and, predictably they let Brest back into it once again five minutes from time, with Court again the scorer. Sylvinho will have to come up with some way of shoring up Lyon’s porous defence, and quickly.