Lyon warmed up for its Champions League play-off with a 3-1 win at Sochaux on Friday to stay on top of the French first division football.

Lyon has a perfect six points from two games after its opening 4-0 win over Nice last weekend.

Ryad Boudebouz scored from the penalty spot for host Sochaux in the fourth minute after Milan Bisevac was punished for a foul on Cedric Bakambu.

But Lyon was 2-1 up at the break after Yassine Benzia levelled in the 35th minute and Alexandre Lacazette hit the target two minutes from the interval.

Steed Malbranque started the move for Benzia’s goal with Clement Grenier finding the decisive pass.

Lacazette, who scored twice against Nice, was on target thanks to good work again from Benzia and the impressive Grenier.

Yoann Gourcuff hit the third goal three minutes into the second half.

The result: Sochaux 1 (Boudebouz 4-pen) lost to Lyon 3 (Benzia 35, Lacazette 43, Gourcuff 48). — AFP

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