Fiji Time: 5:16 AM on Wednesday 26 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Newly promoted Lens records opening victory

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PARIS - Promoted Lens recorded their first goal and points of the Ligue 1 season with a 1-0 win at Lyon while Radamel Falcao lifted Monaco's spirits in Ligue 1 action on Sunday.

The Colombia striker, who missed the World Cup due to injury, got last season's runners-up off the mark at the third attempt against Nantes.

Winless after their opening two outings, Monaco went into the game at the foot of the nascent table but climbed up to fourth from bottom when Falcao headed home Layvin Kurzawa's cross for the only goal in the 17th minute to the relief of, among others, Monaco's new boss Leonardo Jardim.

Falcao started at the expense of Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov.

While that result at Nantes raised spirits at the principality club, Lyon's miserable week had earlier ended on a sour note.

Lyon boss Hubert Fournier had hoped for a response from his side after Thursday's shock 2-1 home defeat to Romanians Astra Giurgiu in the first leg of the Europa League play-offs, but instead they floundered once more.

Madagascar international Lalaina Nomenjanahary netted an 11th-minute goal for Lens and, despite wasting several chances to increase their lead, it proved enough to secure a first victory of the campaign after successive defeats.

Fournier's injury-riddled side suffered another blow midweek with France midfielder Clement Grenier added to the mounting list of casualties after being sidelined for six to eight weeks following surgery to fix a lingering groin problem.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65200.6330
JPY 51.758048.7580
GBP 0.39900.3910
EUR 0.45040.4384
NZD 0.69350.6605
AUD 0.64720.6222
USD 0.49220.4752



Exchange Rate updated on 24th October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Three talk
  2. Mystery death
  3. Fijian 7s surprise
  4. Assault lands mum in hospital
  5. Probe on TV complaint
  6. Council investigates doctors and dentists
  7. Tough times at FSC
  8. Villagers need doctor
  9. President praises work of Fijian peacekeepers
  10. Freedom of choice

Top Stories this Week

  1. Former flight attendant invests in farming business Wednesday (19 Oct)
  2. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  3. A daughter's sacrifice Thursday (20 Oct)
  4. 'I never knew Soko' Thursday (20 Oct)
  5. Hero's welcome Wednesday (19 Oct)
  6. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  7. Fijians at heart Wednesday (19 Oct)
  8. Benedito takes over Thursday (20 Oct)
  9. Love conquers all Sunday (23 Oct)
  10. Alleged brutality video sparks investigation Wednesday (19 Oct)