Lyon battle back to stay top
Lyon's midfielder Yoann Gourcuff (C) scores a goal during their French L1 football match against Sochaux on August 16, 2013, at the August Bonal Stadium in Montbeliard, eastern France. Lyon won 3-1.
Lyon have a perfect six points from two games after their opening 4-0 win over Nice last weekend.
They will go into Tuesday's Champions League play-off first-leg tie against Spain's Real Sociedad buoyed by Friday's performance which saw them come back from a goal down after just four minutes.
Ryad Boudebouz scored from the penalty spot for hosts Sochaux after Milan Bisevac was punished for a foul on Cedric Bakambu.
But Lyon were 2-1 up at the break after Yassine Benzia levelled in the 35th minute and Alexandre Lacazette hit the target two minutes from the interval.
Steed Malbranque started the move for Benzia's goal with Clement Grenier finding the decisive pass.
Lacazette, who scored twice against Nice, was on target thanks to good work again from Benzia and the impressive Grenier.
Yoann Gourcuff hit the third goal three minutes into the second half.
Gourcuff had been nursing a knee injury early in the week but he looked sharp when he finished off a fine Benzia pass.
It was Gourcoff's second goal of the campaign after he too had been on the scoresheet against Nice.