Lyon survive Brest scare to move top of Ligue 1 – European round-up

Lyon survived a second-half fightback to secure a 3-2 away win at Brest and move to the top of Ligue 1.

Lucas Paqueta found the back of the net after just 10 minutes for Lyon, with Houssem Aouar adding a second inside the opening half an hour.

Memphis Depay then scored from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time as the visitors took a commanding 3-0 lead into the interval.

Brendan Chardonnet pulled one back for Brest with 54 minutes gone before Irvin Cardona struck to ensure a nervy final 15 minutes.

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But Lyon kept their composure to take all three points and move ahead of Lille and Paris Saint-Germain, who are both in action on Sunday following their midweek European exploits.

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Renato Steffen scored twice as Wolfsburg moved up to third in the Bundesliga with a 3-0 win at Arminia Bielefeld.

Steffen netted his first for the visitors from close range following a fine counter-attack after 29 minutes, before doubling his side’s advantage moments after the interval.

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Max Arnold struck from 20 yards with 54 minutes on the clock to secure all three points for Wolfsburg, who also kept a clean sheet for a record sixth game in a row.

The win moves Wolfsburg above Eintracht Frankfurt, who host leaders Bayern Munich on Saturday.

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In Italy, Fiorentina scored three second-half goals in a comfortable win over Spezia at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Dusan Vlahovic sent the hosts on their way after 48 minutes with Gaetano Castrovilli adding a second shortly after the hour mark.

Valentin Eysseric capitalised on a defensive mix-up to complete Fiorentina’s victory with eight minutes remaining.

Elsewhere in Serie A, Bremer scored the only goal of the game as Torino secured a 1-0 win at Cagliari, while in Spain, Borja Iglesias scored a late penalty in a 1-0 win for Real Betis against Getafe. Betis had William Carvalho sent off in the final moments.

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