The spectacular Dubois winner places Lyon at the top of Ligue 1
PARIS – Defender Leo Dubois scored a spectacular winner in added time for Lyon to beat Bordeaux 2-1 to take the lead in the French league on Friday.
The right-back ran on a Maxwell Cornet cross who drifted past the back post, took a touch to control the ball and pierced a powerful shot that channeled the opposite post.
Lyon were one point ahead of defending champions Paris Saint-Germain and Lille, third.
Forward Karl Toko Ekambi put Lyon in the lead at close range in the 32nd minute when the Memphis Depay cross hit former French defender Laurent Koscielny and fell inviting him.
Bordeaux winger Hatem Ben Arfa, starting against the club where he started his career in 2004 at age 17, put in place South Korean striker Hwang Ui-jo after the break but missed him.
Nigerian striker Samuel Kalu did better in the 55th, shooting center midfielder Remi Oudin for 1-1.
Another Koscielny blunder gave Lyon substitute Islam Slimani a chance in the 78th, but he shot it and Oudin missed a chance moments later when goalkeeper Anthony Lopes saved.
The only sour note for Lyon was losing center-back Jason Denayer to a right thigh injury.
On Saturday striker Arkadiusz Milik could make his full debut for Marseille at home against Rennes.
PSG are in Lorient on Sunday without midfielder Marco Verratti and center-back Abdou Diallo, after both testing positive for the coronavirus.
Lille welcomes Dijon.