Goals in either half from Fred proved too much for Metz, who twice shaved the crossbar in the first half largely dominated by the side whose relegation looks all but sealed.
Lyon, who had won just two of their previous five league games, broke the deadlock in the 10th minute with Fred notching his first goal of the season.
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