Nicolas Pepe, Bertrand Traore on target as Lille hold Lyon

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The Arsenal target gave the Great Danes a two-goal before the Burkina Faso international inspire Lyon's comeback at Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Nicolas Pepe and Bertrand Traore scored a goal each as Lille held Lyon to a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Loic Remy opened the scoring with his 17th-minute effort before Pepe registered his ninth Ligue 1 goal of the season.

The 23-year-old doubled his team's lead, converting Remy’s assist with a left-footed shot in the 28th minute.

The hosts headed into the interval with a two-goal advantage but Traore inspired the Kids' comeback with a goal and an assist after the restart.

The Burkinabe forward halved the deficit for Lyon in the 63rd minute and later assisted Moussa Dembele's late equaliser.

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The result left Lille without a win since their 1-0 win over Caen in October while their visitors extended their unbeaten run to six games in the French top-flight.

Lyon remain second in the league table with 28 points from 15 games - a point more than Christophe Galtier's side.

The Great Danes will look to end their poor run of results when they take on fourth-placed Montpellier on Tuesday, same day Lyon battle Rennes in their Ligue 1 fixture.

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