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Toulouse grabs 1-1 draw at Lyon in Ligue 1

LYON, France -- A late equalizer saw Toulouse snatch a 1-1 draw at Lyon and end a run of six successive league defeats at the Stade Gerland on Thursday.

Alexandre Lacazette fired Lyon in front in the 25th minute. The 22-year-old forced his way through a bunch of players on the edge of the area before drilling a shot into the bottom near corner for his seventh goal of the season.

Lyon, which lost 4-0 at leader Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend, had several chances to seal the match and was made to pay for its profligacy eight minutes from time.

Aymen Abdennour tried his luck from distance and his effort bounced off teammate Eden Ben Basat and Lyon defender Milan Bisevac before falling to Martin Braithwaite, who fired into the top right corner on the half-volley.

Lyon and Toulouse remain level on 20 points, 15 points off third-placed Monaco and the final Champions League berth.

“We have to weigh things up,” Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas said. “We were up against a good Toulouse team. We had more chances but we gave them the match. When you don't win at home, things become more difficult. We now have to go and look for the points we lost at the Gerland away from home.”

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Toulouse's forward Wissam Ben Yedder, of France, right, vies for the ball against Lyon's midfielder Maxime Gonalons, also of France, left, during the French Ligue 1 football match Olympique Lyonnais vs Toulouse FC at the Gerland Stadium in Lyon, France on Thursday, Dec. 5. (AFP)

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