PARIS – Karl Toko Ekambi scored on his Lyon debut Sunday in a Three-Zero victory over backside membership Toulouse whereas Nantes and Bordeaux paid tribute to their former striker Emiliano Sala, a yr after his demise in a airplane crash.
Ivory Coast worldwide Maxwel Cornet opened the scoring on the half-hour for Lyon earlier than Moussa Dembele prodded in a second on 71 minutes at Groupama Stadium.
Cameroon striker Toko Ekambi, who joined on mortgage this week from Villarreal till the top of the season, sealed the victory six minutes later as Lyon climbed as much as fifth in Ligue 1.
Toko Ekambi got here on as a first-half substitute after a scary incident involving France Underneath-21 ahead Martin Terrier.
Terrier was stretchered off after fainting on the pitch, however Lyon stated at half-time that the participant had regained consciousness.
Sixteen-year-old Rayan Cherki additionally made a quick look off the bench, having scored twice and supplied two assists in a Four-Three French Cup win over Nantes final weekend.
Nantes and Bordeaux honoured Argentine ahead Sala earlier than an emotional Derby de l’Atlantique on the Stade de la Beaujoire.
Bordeaux received 1-Zero courtesy of a late objective by Jimmy Briand as Nantes performed most the second half with 10 males after the dismissal of Andrei Girotto.
The 28-year-old Sala was killed final January when the small airplane taking him to affix Cardiff Metropolis after being purchased from Nantes for pound sterling15 million ($19.5 million, 17.6 million euros) crashed off the Channel island of Guernsey.
Nantes wore a particular white and pale blue shirt impressed by Argentina whereas Bordeaux’s equipment featured an Argentine flag beneath the membership crest flanked by the participant’s initials.
Proceeds from the gross sales of the strips will go to the 2 Argentine golf equipment Sala performed for in his youth.
A portrait of Sala was additionally displayed within the centre circle in the course of the warm-up and there was a minute’s applause forward of kick-off.
Supporters laid flowers outdoors the bottom and broke out right into a tune commemorating Sala within the ninth minute, representing the shirt quantity worn by the participant which has since been retired by Nantes.
Sala left his homeland to affix Bordeaux in 2012 after which performed for Nantes between 2015 and 2019.
League leaders Paris Saint-Germain go to final yr’s runners-up Lille in Sunday’s late sport.
PSG might stretch their benefit over Marseille to 10 factors with victory, though Thomas Tuchel’s aspect misplaced 5-1 on their final journey to Lille in April. That is still PSG’s worst league defeat since 2000.