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Benzema late goal completes Lyon fightback

SoccerNews in Ligue 1 13 Sep 2008

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A Karim Benzema penalty four minutes into injury time earned Lyon, two goals down after 20 minutes against Nice, a 3-2 home victory to give them provisional top spot in the French football league.

Loic Remy and Habib Bamogo had put Nice two goals ahead after the first 20 minutes, though goals from Juninho four minutes before the break and with a quarter hour to go, brought the reigning seven-times champions level before Benzema's late strike.

Marseille will grab top spot however should they win at Bordeaux in Saturday's late game.

Monaco had a 2-0 home victory at home to Lorient and thanked new South Korean summer recruit Park Chu-Young for scoring one goal and setting up the other at the Louis II stadium.

Park was one of Monaco's three signings right at the end of the transfer window from FC Seoul.

Monaco also signed Switzerland international and former Lyon defender Patrick Muller on a two-year deal and Nigerian defensive midfielder Sani Kaita from Sparta Rotterdam for three seasons.

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