Germany Bundesliga 2

Promoted Reims upsets Lyon 1-0 to move top of French league

PARIS (AP) Striker Pablo Chavarria's first-half header was enough to give promoted Reims a 1-0 home win against Lyon on Friday.

Reims has won its opening two games to move top of the league heading into this weekend's games. Lyon was without forward Nabil Fekir - still rested following France's World Cup success - and lacked creativity.

Although Reims clinched the second division title by a sizeable 15 points, it might have been expected to struggle considering it sold Brazilian attacking midfielder Diego Rigonato - Ligue 2's best player last season with nine goals and 13 assists - and its 17-goal top scorer Jordan Siebatcheu.

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