Fekir scores 2 as Lyon beats Metz 2-0 to move into 3rd place

Published 12:51 p.m. ET Oct. 29, 2017 | Updated 6:36 p.m. ET Oct. 29, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Nabil Fekir continued his return to form by scoring both goals as Lyon beat Metz 2-0 to climb up to third place in the French league on Sunday.

Fekir’s serious knee injury two years ago when playing for France against Portugal halted his progress, and he was inconsistent last season as he battled back to form and fitness.

But the 24-year-old forward has scored nine goals in 10 league games this season, and five in the last three in all competitions. He will look to keep that run going when Everton visits Lyon in the Europa League on Thursday. Lyon then travels to play local rival Saint-Etienne on Sunday.

“We’ve got a very important week coming up with two big games that we have to win,” Lyon coach Bruno Genesio said. “We’re continuing our good run, even though we were a bit complacent in the second half.”

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