Memphis Depay celebrates
Memphis Depay took his tally to 14 goals for Lyon this season

Memphis Depay scored the decisive goal as Lyon survived a fightback at Brest to go top of Ligue 1.

The visitors led 3-0 at the break through Lucas Paqueta, Houssem Aouar and Depay’s penalty.

But mid-table Brest battled back and goals from Brendan Chardonnet and Irvin Cardona led to a nervy final 16 minutes for the visitors.

But Lyon held on to move above Lille on goal difference and go one point clear of Paris St-Germain.

Those two sides are in action on Sunday following midweek European matches.

PSG, who were in scintillating form in the Champions League as they won 4-1 at Barcelona on Tuesday, host fourth-placed Monaco.

Lille travel to fourth-bottom Lorient.

Line-ups

Brest

Formation 4-4-2

16Cibois

20Pierre-Gabriel5Chardonnet23Herelle18Perraud

21Faivre7Belkebla8Lasne9Honorat

14Cardona15Mounie

  • 16Cibois
  • 20Pierre-GabrielSubstituted forFaussurierat 67′minutes
  • 5Chardonnet
  • 23HerelleBooked at 90mins
  • 18Perraud
  • 21FaivreSubstituted forCharbonnierat 67′minutes
  • 7BelkeblaBooked at 40mins
  • 8LasneSubstituted forFadigaat 87′minutes
  • 9HonoratSubstituted forLe Douaronat 88′minutes
  • 14Cardona
  • 15Mounie

Substitutes

  • 1Larsonneur
  • 2Duverne
  • 3Brassier
  • 10Charbonnier
  • 12Philippoteaux
  • 22Faussurier
  • 24Baal
  • 26Le Douaron
  • 29Fadiga

Lyon

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Lopes

14Dubois2Diomande5Denayer22De Sciglio

23Mendes Ribeiro39Guimarães Rodriguez Moura

7Toko Ekambi12Tolentino Coelho de Lima8Aouar

10Depay

  • 1Lopes
  • 14Dubois
  • 2Diomande
  • 5Denayer
  • 22De SciglioBooked at 56mins
  • 23Mendes Ribeiro
  • 39Guimarães Rodriguez MouraSubstituted forCaqueretat 71′minutes
  • 7Toko EkambiSubstituted forCornetat 78′minutes
  • 12Tolentino Coelho de LimaBooked at 90mins
  • 8AouarSubstituted forKadewereat 71′minutes
  • 10DepaySubstituted forSlimaniat 88′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Benlamri
  • 11Kadewere
  • 17Gusto
  • 18Cherki
  • 20Slimani
  • 25Caqueret
  • 26Bard
  • 27Cornet
  • 30Pollersbeck
Referee:
Frank Schneider

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Brest 2, Lyon 3.

  2. Second Half ends, Brest 2, Lyon 3.

  3. Lucas Paquetá (Lyon) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Christophe Herelle (Brest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Sebastien Cibois.

  6. Attempt saved. Tinotenda Kadewere (Lyon) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucas Paquetá.

  7. Corner, Brest. Conceded by Léo Dubois.

  8. Sinaly Diomande (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Foul by Steve Mounie (Brest).

  10. Foul by Lucas Paquetá (Lyon).

  11. Romain Perraud (Brest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution, Lyon. Islam Slimani replaces Memphis Depay.

  13. Substitution, Brest. Jeremy Le Douaron replaces Franck Honorat.

  14. Substitution, Brest. Bandiougou Fadiga replaces Paul Lasne.

  15. Corner, Brest. Conceded by Léo Dubois.

  16. Attempt missed. Romain Perraud (Brest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gaëtan Charbonnier following a corner.

  17. Attempt blocked. Christophe Herelle (Brest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  18. Corner, Brest. Conceded by Sinaly Diomande.

  19. Foul by Léo Dubois (Lyon).

  20. Irvin Cardona (Brest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.