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2015/2016 French Ligue 1
  • Mohamed Larbi (32', 67')
  • ClĂ©ment Grenier (72')

Hubert Fournier on thin ice after Lyon lose at Gazelec Ajaccio

Mohamed Larbi's double secured a 2-1 victory for Gazelec Ajaccio that could spell the end of Hubert Fournier's managerial reign at Lyon.
The match went to form as Lyon suffered a fifth defeat in their last six Ligue 1 games, while the hosts are now unbeaten in nine and sit only two points below their opponents.
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas confirmed in midweek that the club would assess the situation during the winter break and this result could prove the final straw.
Les Gones' run has severely hit their chances of returning to the Champions League next season as the club gets ready to move into a new 59,000-seater stadium next month.
Lyon had a chance in the first minute from a free-kick, but Clement Grenier's deflected effort was saved by Clement Maury.
Maury's opposite number Anthony Lopes was brought into the game for the first time in the seventh minute, pushing away David Ducourtioux's long-range effort.
The hosts thought they had opened the scoring in the 10th minute from a corner, only for the referee to blow for a foul.
Lyon were forced into a change three minutes later when Rafael picked up an injury and was replaced by Jordan Ferri, who was quickly into the action with a shot just wide.
But it was the home side that broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute through Larbi, and they would have gone into half-time two up but for a save from Lopes to deny John Tshibumbu.
Lyon pushed for an equaliser after the break and Tolisso was a whisker away in the 55th minute with a shot that shaved the post.
But 12 minutes later their job was made twice as hard when Larbi pounced again.
Lyon needed to respond quickly and they did as Grenier headed in Rachid Ghezzal's cross in the 72nd minute, but they could not find an equaliser.