The latest Ligue 1 standings have been unveiled, and it’s a tale of contrasting fortunes for two French football clubs. Lyon, one of the traditional powerhouses, finds themselves in an uncharacteristic 16th position, while newly-promoted Lens has made an impressive start and currently sits comfortably in 11th place.
Lyon’s recent home draw against Le Havre has only added to their mounting woes. Failing to secure a victory on their own turf, Lyon now finds themselves relinquishing the unwanted title of “lanterne rouge” (red lantern) to Lens. This unexpected turn of events will undoubtedly be a cause for concern for Lyon’s management and fans alike.
Meanwhile, Lens, in their first season back in the top flight, has exceeded expectations so far. Sitting comfortably in 11th place, the newly-promoted side has showcased their potential and ability to compete with the established teams. The fans of Lens will undoubtedly be delighted with their team’s strong start to the season.
As the Ligue 1 season progresses, Lyon will be eager to turn their fortunes around and climb up the table. With their rich history and talented squad, it is only a matter of time before Lyon starts to regain their winning form. On the other hand, Lens will be keen to build on their early success and continue to make waves in the league.