Ligue 1 round-up: Lyon beat Dijon to boost Champions League hopes
Last Updated: 20/04/18 10:44pm
Lyon boosted their hopes of Champions League qualification with a 5-2 victory at Dijon in Ligue 1.
Former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay gave the third-placed visitors a fourth-minute lead at Stade Gaston Gerard but Naim Sliti levelled proceedings before the break.
An own goal from Dijon defender Valentin Rosier and a 17th league goal of the season from Lyon captain Nabil Fekir in the space of three minutes early in the second half put Bruno Genesio's side in control.
Tunisia international Sliti halved the deficit with his second of the night and the hosts then had two decent penalty appeals turned down in quick succession.
Lyon, who now have a three-point advantage over fourth-placed Marseille, made victory secure as further strikes from Bertrand Traore and substitute Maxwel Cornet ensured they equalled a club record of 77 goals in a Ligue 1 season.
Earlier on Friday, James Lea Siliki scored a late equaliser as Rennes clung on to fifth spot in with a 1-1 draw at 10-man Nantes.
Claudio Ranieri's hosts appeared on course to leapfrog their Brittany rivals in the battle for Europa League qualification when Adrien Thomasson gave them a 42nd-minute lead with his second goal in three matches.
But, after Nantes' Argentine forward Emiliano Sala was dismissed for two bookable offences a minute into the second half, Siliki snatched a point for the visitors nine minutes from time.
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