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Lyon defends poorly again in 1-1 draw with Saint-Etienne

PARIS (AP) Lyon's poor defending cost the team once again as right back Mathieu Debuchy scored a last-minute equalizer for local rival Saint-Etienne in a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

Debuchy, a recent signing from Premier League Arsenal, was left unmarked inside the penalty area to steer in a shot off the post from Remy Cabella's left-wing cross.

Lyon has only two points from the past five games - conceding 11 goals - and the club's hopes of securing a top-three finish and a place in next season's Champions League are fading fast. Fourth-place Lyon is five points behind third-place Marseille.

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