Lyon are still in trouble in Ligue 1 after a draw with Toulouse

Lyon are still in trouble in Ligue 1 after a draw with Toulouse

LYON, France (AP) — Lyon ended a four-game losing streak but took the lead against promoted Toulouse in a 1-1 draw in the French league on Friday.

The result did not ease the pressure on Lyon coach Peter Bosz, who was mobbed by fans when the stadium announcer read his name before kick-off. At full-time, Lyon fans loudly booed their team.

Lyon remained in seventh place, eight points outside the top three spots.

“No one is happy with this result,” said Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso. “This is not enough. Everyone should question themselves.”

Lyon took the lead in the second minute with a deflected shot from Brazilian winger Titi, who scored his fifth league goal.

Toulouse substitute Raphael Rattau equalized after some poor defending from the hosts in the 67th by beating goalkeeper Anthony Lopez from close range.

“Once again, we are stumbling defensively,” Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette said. “I felt like every time they had the ball we were in danger. That’s a bit of a concern this season.”

Lyon could have added a second goal in the first half but Toulouse goalkeeper Maxime Dope denied Karl Toku Akambi in the 12th, saved Lacazette’s chip in the 23rd, and sent Corentin Tolisso’s header behind in the 41st.

Toulouse came close to leveling the game in the 43rd when a long-range strike from Stijn Spierings disrupted the bar.

Paris Saint-Germain lead the league by two points from Marseille and visit Reims on Saturday, while Marseille will host Ajaccio.

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