Lyon's French forward Maxwel Cornet reacts at the end of the French L1 football match between Strasbourg (RCSA) and Lyon (OL) on May 12, 2018 at the Meinau stadium in Strasbourg, eastern France. / AFP / PATRICK HERTZOG
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Lyon blew the chance to secure a place in next season's Champions League as Strasbourg staged a thrilling late comeback to snatch a 3-2 victory and ensure safety in Ligue 1 Saturday. Fourth-placed Marseille's 3-3 draw at Guingamp Friday had left the door open for Lyon, but instead they lost second place to Monaco on a dramatic evening as Fabinho's 90th-minute penalty grabbed the principality club victory over Saint-Etienne.Lyon led with only a minute of normal time to play, but Joia Nuno Da Costa's header and Dimitri Lienard's brilliant injury-time free kick gave Strasbourg a famous victory.Strasbourg, who stunned champions Paris Saint-Germain at their Stade de la Meinau earlier this season, claimed a shock 22nd-minute lead as Lyon fell apart at the back.Teenager Houssem Aouar raced through with 17 minutes to play, slotting home his sixth goal of the season to put Lyon on the brink of a return to Europe's premier competition.
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