Lyon misery continues with Ligue 1 defeat

Les Gones' miserable start to the season continued on Saturday as they fell to defeat at Evian in the same week they were knocked out of the Champions League play-offs

Lyon's early season woes show no sign of slowing after they were beaten 2-1 by Evian.

Les Gones were consigned to playing Europa League football following a 4-0 aggregate loss to Real Sociedad in their midweek Champions League play-off and rounded off a difficult week with a surprise defeat on Saturday.

A first-half double from Kevin Berigaud was enough to give the home side the win, despite Lyon replying early in the second period through Jordan Ferri.

Reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain were also far from their fluent best as they ran out 2-0 winners over Guingamp.

Laurent Blanc's side managed to create a number of good opportunities, but struggled to break down the visitors with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi all wasting good chances.

Guingamp thought that they had done enough to secure a point as the game entered stoppage time, but late goals from Ibrahimovic and youngster Adrien Rabiot keep second-placed PSG in touch with leaders Marseille.

Elsewhere, Christian Romaric struck in the second half to secure a 2-1 win for 10-man Bastia at home to Toulouse.

Claudiu Keseru gave the hosts the lead two minutes before the break, after Julian Palmieri had been shown a straight red card for a high challenge.

The visitors were level through Martin Braithwaite 13 minutes into the second half, but Bastia secured the victory when Romaric rose to head home a whipped Florian Raspentino cross nine minutes from time.

The result leaves Toulouse bottom of Ligue 1, level on points with Sochaux, who were held to a goalless draw at home to AC Ajaccio.

Vincent Aboubakar scored the only goal of the game for Lorient as they edged past Valenciennes, who ended the game with 10 men when Rudy Mater was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence with five minutes to go.

In the day’s other matches, Lille earned a point in a goalless draw at Rennes, while there were also no goals in the match between Reims and Nantes.