Reigning Ligue 1 champions Lyon enjoyed a convincing start to the defence of their title on Sunday with a comfortable win over Auxerre.

Alain Perrin´s men dominated from the outset and goals from Milan Baros and Karim Benzema has seen them latch on to Valenciennes at the top of the early standings.

Lyon´s performance was more impressive than the scoreline suggested, although they failed to create enough clear-cut chances to win by a bigger margin.

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