Lyon warm up for Barca clash with win over Guingamp

LYON, France (AP) – Lyon warmed up for its Champions League meeting with Barcelona by beating Guingamp 2-1 on Friday to strengthen its hold on third place in the French league.

Goals from Martin Terrier and captain Nabil Fekir were enough for Lyon to move three points behind second-place Lille and six ahead of Saint-Etienne.

Terrier, who had earlier had a goal ruled out for offside, scored with a fine finish on the rebound after Houssem Aouar tried his luck from distance in the 15th minute.

Guingamp defender Felix Eboa Eboa equalised minutes later, but Fekir restored the home side’s lead in the 35th minute by controlling the ball on his chest and curling a shot inside the far post.

Aouar went close late on, before Lyon substitute Memphis Depay fired the ball across the face of goal.

Lyon’s Martin Terrier celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the French League One football match between Lyon and Guingamp at the Stade de Lyon near Lyon, France on Friday. – AP