Brest earned a point in their Ligue 1 relegation fight and struck a blow to Lyon’s Champions League hopes, as the sides drew 1-1 on Monday.Lyon – sitting third in the French top flight – are just two points clear of fourth-placed Paris Saint-Germain, with the Parisians holding a game in hand in the quest for a top-three spot and subsequent Champions League berth.
Brest saw out their fifth draw in six, but had to fight back from a deficit after Ederson headed home a Miralem Pjanic cross on the quarter-hour mark for the visitors at Stade Francis-Le Ble.
Lyon were on target to increase the gap on PSG to four points, before Brest’s Czech substitute Mario Licka scored in the 76th minute.
Just six minutes after gracing the field, the midfielder fired home a strike from outside the area after being put through by Nolan Roux.
The point helped Brest move two points clear of the drop zone and into 15th on the table.