The Bianconeri continued their unbeaten start to this year’s Champions League but it was by no means easy, with Juan Cuadrado’s 76th-minute winner coming 22 minutes after Mario Lemina had been sent off.
Goalkeeper Buffon was one of the heroes on the night, making a string of fine saves to belie his 38 years.
The skipper admitted he was less than satisfied with his side’s display against Les Gones but says he could not fault the spirit they showed, something he feels will stand them in good stead going forward.
He said: “There was still a long way to go and when you’re down to 10 men you know there’s always a chance you can end up losing.
“Lyon have a lot of quality up top but we responded by keeping things really tight when we were a man light. The win goes a long way towards securing qualification from the group.”
Tottenham are reported to have been offered Lyon playmaker Nabil Fekir following the collapse of his move to Liverpool.
Manchester United are ready to launch a straight £60million bid to try and sign Chelsea star Willian, reports have claimed.
Liverpool are being linked with a swoop for Inter Milan striker Andrea Pinamonti, but have been warned he wants regular action.
Borussia Dortmund are reported to have dropped all interest in Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi and are looking elsewhere.
Sevilla are bracing themselves for interest in Steven Nzonzi and have lined up a replacement in the form of Marcos Llorente.
Newcastle are targeting a move for Juventus midfielder Stefan Sturaro and are reported to have lodged an opening bid of £11.5million.
Southampton have joined the race to sign Norwich midfielder James Maddison, but will have to move quickly to secure his signing.
Bournemouth are weighing up a move for Sheffield United midfielder David Brooks, but will have to pay £12million to land him.