Lyon cut PSG’s lead to nine points with 2-1 win at Caen

Olympique Lyonnais moved up to second in Ligue 1 and within nine points of leaders Paris St Germain with a 2-1 win at Caen thanks to goals by Maxwell Cornet and Mariano on Sunday.

Olympique Marseille were held to a 1-1 draw at Montpellier in the late game and are in fourth spot level on 32 points with Lyon and third-placed champions Monaco.
In Sunday’s early match, St Etienne had to settle for a 1-1 home draw with Nantes after conceding a second-half equaliser and surviving a late onslaught by the visitors.

Cornet fired Lyon ahead when he swept home a loose ball in the 10th minute and Mariano scored his 12th league goal of the season with a thumping first-time volley after the break.