Maxime Gonalons

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Lyon sign Pape Diop from Celta Vigo

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Lyon (AFP) – Celta Vigo midfielder Pape Diop has signed a five-year contract with Lyon, the French Ligue 1 side announced on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old moves to France in a deal reported to be worth 10 million euros ($12m) with 4 million euros in add-ons.

He is the seventh new recruit at Lyon who have had to strengthen their squad after losing Alexandre Lacazette, Corentin Tolisso and captain Maxime Gonalons over the summer.

Lyon boost Euro push, Saint-Etienne beaten

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Paris (AFP) – Alexandre Lacazette scored his 21st league goal of the season as Lyon fought back from behind to win 4-2 at home to Dijon in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Corentin Tolisso poked the ball in following a corner to give Lyon the lead in the 11th minute at the Parc OL, but Julio Tavares headed Dijon level before the interval.

Lyon boost Euro push, Saint-Etienne beaten

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Paris (AFP) – Alexandre Lacazette scored his 21st league goal of the season as Lyon fought back from behind to win 4-2 at home to Dijon in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Corentin Tolisso poked the ball in following a corner to give Lyon the lead in the 11th minute at the Parc OL, but Julio Tavares headed Dijon level before the interval.

Lyon defiant ahead of Juventus challenge

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Maxime Gonalons said sightseeing is off the menu when Lyon face Juventus in Turin looking to salvage their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.

Lyon went down 1-0 at home to 10-man Juve two weeks ago after Alexandre Lacazette had a penalty saved by Gianluigi Buffon, with Juan Cuadrado scoring the winner for the visitors.

Lyon defiant ahead of Juventus challenge

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Turin (Italy) (AFP) Maxime Gonalons said sightseeing is off the menu when Lyon face Juventus in Turin looking to salvage their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.

Lyon went down 1-0 at home to 10-man Juve two weeks ago after Alexandre Lacazette had a penalty saved by Gianluigi Buffon, with Juan Cuadrado scoring the winner for the visitors.

Weakened Lyon slump to defeat at Lorient

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Paris (AFP) Lyon missed the chance to move level on points with stumbling champions Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Saturday after losing 1-0 at struggling Lorient.

Jimmy Cabot scored the only goal of the game early in the second half in Brittany as Lyon lost for the third time in the league already this season.

Weakened Lyon slump to defeat at Lorient

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Paris (AFP) Lyon missed the chance to move level on points with stumbling champions Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 on Saturday after losing 1-0 at struggling Lorient.

Jimmy Cabot scored the only goal of the game early in the second half in Brittany as Lyon lost for the third time in the league already this season.

Lyon lose at new home for first time

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Paris (AFP) Ten-man Lyon crashed to a first home defeat at Parc OL as Bordeaux provisionally moved top of Ligue 1 on Saturday by coming from behind to claim a 3-1 victory.

Aldo Kalulu marked his first appearance of the season for Lyon with the opening goal inside two minutes, but Brazilian teenager Malcom replied for Bordeaux on the half hour.

Lyon lose at new home for first time

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Paris (AFP) Ten-man Lyon crashed to a first home defeat at Parc OL as Bordeaux provisionally moved top of Ligue 1 on Saturday by coming from behind to claim a 3-1 victory.

Aldo Kalulu marked his first appearance of the season for Lyon with the opening goal inside two minutes, but Brazilian teenager Malcom replied for Bordeaux on the half hour.

Ligue 1

Another Day Another Trophy For PSG

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It has been a terrific preseason for Paris Saint-Germain, and they continued their success form from their USA preseason tour into the French Trophee des Champions, where they beat Lyon 2-0 in Montreal on Saturday.

Two early goals by Serge Aurier and Edinson Cavani put Paris in control of the traditional season-opening contest and left Lyon with a mountain to climb long before their captain Maxime Gonalons was sent off in the 64th minute.

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Confirms Interest in New ‘Samir Nasri,’ Podolski Wants Arsenal Stay, Moyes Preparing Fabregas Bid, Frimpong’s Injury and More

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Wenger Confirms Interest in Lyon's New 'Samir Nasri'

Arsene Wenger has likened Clement Grenier to former Arsenal midfielder Samir Nasri and confirmed that he is interested in bringing the Lyon youngster to Emirates Stadium.

Keep up the good work!

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Toulouse FC vs. Olympique Lyonnais

Matchday 14, Ligue 1 – 2012-13

Preheat the oven

A cloudy sky forecast over Toulouse notwithstanding, trust Lyon to visit Stadium Municipal de Toulouse tonight dazed with happiness and looking for rainbows in the skies.

Football Results for Lyon ( 2 – 0 ) Ajaccio at Stade de Gerland on September 16, 2012, 4:00 pm

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Football Match just over at Stade de Gerland Ligue 1 Home Team Lyon Goals & Scorers 75′: Lisandro Lopez;25′: Dejan Lovren; Keeper Rémy Vercoutre Midfield Maxime Gonalons; Clément Grenier; Steed Malbranque; Forwards Lisandro Lopez; Bafétimbi Gomis; Michel Bastos; Defense Mouhamadou Dabo; Anthony Réveillere; Milan Bisevac; Dejan Lovren; [.

Sir Alex Ferguson attended Lyon v Lille, but who was he watching?

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Sir Alex Ferguson attended Lyon v Lille, but who was he watching? is a post from: Just Football

As was widely reported in France this past weekend, Sir Alex Ferguson was at the Stade Gerland to watch the big Ligue 1 game between Olympique Lyonnais and champions Lille, which the hosts won 2-1.

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Arsenal and Manchester United dealt blow in pursuit of French star

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Arsenal and Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Olympique Lyon midfielder Maxime Gonalons in the summer. Reports in Italy claim that Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is already claimingthe signature of the Lyon captain.

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Not Leaving, Bayern Enquire About Koscielny, Gunners Tracking Gonalons, Vela Open to Arsenal Return and More

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Wenger Not Leaving Arsenal; Could Stay Beyond 2014

Arsene Wenger has denied that he would leave Arsenal this summer and hinted that he could even extend his current deal, which only has one more year remaining after this one.

It was recently speculated that the Gunners boss could leave the North London club at the end of the season to join Paris Saint-Germain.

Weekly Update

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Here's a quick recap of what's been going on at OL recently. There have been talks of several depatures while Aulas has also promised new players, perhaps even this week.

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Kim Kallstrom has left Lyon for Spartak Moscow.

The Rest

Benitez Did Want to Sign This Midfielder Last Summer – Rumors Confirmed

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We were linked with Lyon's French holding midfielder Maxime Gonalons during the summer, but he finally signed a four-year contract to move to Roma in July. And there's news today that confirms [...]

Arsenal target open to Serie A move in the summer

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Arsenal target Frenchman Maxime Gonalons is keeping his options open for a move to the Serie A in the coming summer, claims talksport.

The Frenchman was close to joining Rafa Benitez's Napoli in the January Transfer window but the deal was blocked by his club Olympic Lyon.

Monaco vs Lyon : The acid test

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This seems unreal given its recent past: currently 14th, OL is currently at a position unworthy of its status. The question is, is the freefall over yet? After the international break during which many talks were held among players, staff and management, a late equaliser in the Bordeaux game was hailed as a proof of a new never say die attitude from the team.