Lyon boosted their chances of qualifying for next season's UEFA Champions League with a 2-1 win Friday at Montpellier in France's Ligue 1. Midfielder Clement Grenier secured the win with a sweetly struck volley in the third minute of stoppage time.
The goal came from a Yoann Gourcuff corner that Montpellier's Abdelhamid El Kaoutari failed to clear properly with a header. The ball bounced three times before Grenier slammed a first-touch volley with his left foot into the goal from outside the box.
Montpellier goalkeeper Geoffrey Jourdren might have had a slight chance to save, but Grenier struck the ball so squarely that it flew past Jourdren before he could react.
The goal, which was Grenier's fifth of the Ligue 1 season and second in as many games, appears in the clip above. It's our Set Piece Goal of the Weekend. Enjoy.
Lisandro Lopez opened the scoring for Lyon in the 29th minute. Montpellier equalized through Younes Belhanda's superb individual goal four minutes before halftime.
With the victory, Lyon maintained third place in the Ligue 1 table, two points behind Marseille and nine behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain. Lille sit in fourth place, three points behind Lyon. The top two clubs in Ligue 1 qualify automatically for the Champions League group stage, with the third-placed team entering the qualifying playoffs.
Lyon host St. Etienne on Sunday and head to Nancy next weekend before a showdown May 11 with PSG. Manager Remi Garde's squad then finishes the season with games against Nice (away) and Stade Rennes (home).
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