Both captains sent off as Montpellier upset Lyon


Midfielder Teji Savanier scored once in each half as Montpellier beat Lyon 2-1 to move up to fifth place in Ligue 1.

The match was rescheduled from the first round of games because Lyon reached the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, losing to eventual champion Bayern Munich.

Savanier opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 38th minute and Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar was sent off just before the break.


Savanier slotted a shot inside the left post in the 59th to make it 2-0 but Lyon was awarded a way back into the game when 43-year-old Brazilian defender Vitorino Hilton was sent off in the 81st.

Netherlands forward Memphis Depay tucked away the penalty for his league-leading fourth goal amid reports he will soon join Lionel Messi at Barcelona.

Lyon, which has four points and sits in 11th place, is in action again on Friday when it hosts Nimes.

Source AAP