Tete double helps Lyon ease past Troyes – Sporting Life

Brazilian forward Tete scored twice in Lyon’s 4-1 win over Troyes on Friday to move up to second place in Ligue 1.

Tete’s effort came in the second half after goals from ex-Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette and defender Nicolas Tagliafico as they trail Paris Saint-Germain by a point difference.

Florian Tardieu converted a penalty for Troyes, who remain bottom of the table and have not won this season.

Peter Bosz’s home side played their first game in two weeks after last weekend’s game in Lorient was postponed due to an unplayable ground in Brittany.

Bruno Irles’ Troyes were hoping for their first win of the season after conceding six goals in their first two games.

Lacazette opened the scoring with his fastest goal for Lyon at two minutes and nine seconds.

Troyes captain and French world champion Adil Rami played a pass back to his keeper and Lacazette coolly hit home with a side foot.

The visitors then had the chance to equalize when Lyon left-back Tagliafico fouled Thierno Balde in the penalty area.

Midfielder Tardieu then struck to make it 1-1 after 38 minutes, his 12th LaLiga penalty since joining Troyes in 2019.

Lacazette had a chance to restore his side’s lead three minutes later, but he fired his shot straight at goalkeeper Gauthier Gallon and the teams were level at the break.


After the break, Bosz’s hosts regained the lead thanks to two goals in as many minutes.

Tagliafico canceled out his earlier mistake after 47 minutes and shortly afterwards Tete made it 3-1 from a rebound.

Tete, who joined Lyon from Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk earlier this year, took his second place in the game and secured all three points when he fired home from outside the box with fifteen minutes to go.

Lacazette was denied a second four minutes from time when Gallon blocked the attacker’s attempt while Bosz’s side celebrated their second straight win of the season.

On Saturday, Marseille host Nantes as former Inter Milan midfielder Alexis Sanchez could make his home debut for the 1993 Champions League winners.

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