The French are not known for being particularly good at suspense. We are quite a predictable bunch as my British wife will often remind me.
Our back catalogue of films consist of many a twisted love story with a psychological edge, our best writers philosophize and give social commentary and our general elections are a one horse race where politicians make predictable comebacks. However our football is different. We've done suspense pretty well over the last few years, even more so this year.
Lyon moved to within two points of Ligue 1 leaders Marseille with a 3-0 victory over Caen at Stade de Gerland on Friday.
Alexandre Lacazette gave Lyon the lead from the penalty spot in the seventh minute, before doubling their advantage in the 58th minute.
Yassine Benzia added a third four minutes later to seal a routine victory for Hubert Fournier's side, who have now won seven of their last 10 Ligue 1 matches, losing only once.
Lyon started brightly and Nabil Fekir forced Caen goalkeeper Remy Vercoutre...
Lyon had to twice come from behind before snatching a 3-2 Ligue 1 victory over Evian in injury time.
Cedric Barbosa put Evian 1-0 and 2-1 up but Alexandre Lacazette, whose free-kick led to the first equaliser from Yassine Benzia, scored twice in the final 10 minutes to turn the game Lyon's way.
Lacazette's shot led to Reims goalkeeper Johnny Placide's own goal which handed Lyon another stoppage-time winner on Tuesday and the Ligue 1 top scorer's late intervention here returned his side to third in...
Goalkeeper Johnny Placide's last-gasp error saw Reims go down 2-1 at Lyon and gave home manager Hubert Fournier a good night against his former club.
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Placide, who was earlier helpless to prevent Corentin Tolisso's opening goal for Lyon, could not keep out Alexandre Lacazette's ambitious shot from a tight angle in the final minute.
That proved the undoing of a lot of good work for Reims, who had looked set for a point after Benjamin Moukandjo...