Dembele and Depay score against Nimes as Lyon moves into 3rd

PARIS (AP) Forwards Moussa Dembele and Memphis Depay each scored as Lyon beat Nimes 2-0 at home on Friday to move up to third place in the French league.

The speedy Dembele netted midway through the first half, controlling a high ball over the top with his left foot and slotting it past the goalkeeper with his right after shrugging off a defender.

It was the 22-year-old Frenchman's third league goal since a summer move from Scottish champion Celtic.

Depay has been searching for his best form but, boosted by strong performances for the Netherlands during the international break, he ended a drought for Lyon when he scored from close range in the 90th minute.

The win moved Lyon one point ahead of fourth-place Marseille and two points behind Lille heading into this weekend's games.

Before the international break, Lyon lost 5-0 at runaway league leader Paris Saint-Germain - which looks to make it 10 straight wins when it faces Amiens at home on Saturday.

Also, France great Thierry Henry makes his coaching debut as struggling Monaco - down in 18th - travels to play Strasbourg.

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Updated October 19, 2018

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