Lyon snatched a dramatic 2-1 comeback victory against Montpellier, thanks to late goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Maxence Caqueret, pulling themselves further away from the relegation zone in Ligue 1.
The win extends their impressive run to five wins in their last seven league games, showcasing a remarkable turnaround in form. However, things looked bleak for Lyon in the first half despite dominating possession. They were caught napping at the back as Arnaud Nordin headed Montpellier ahead from Issiaga Sylla’s cross.
Montpellier squandered several chances to extend their lead in the second half, with Akor Adams missing two gilt-edged opportunities. This profligacy proved costly as Lacazette, ever the Lyon talisman, pounced on a loose ball to equalize with 15 minutes remaining.
With momentum shifting, Lyon pushed for the winner, and it arrived via the unlikely hero, Caqueret. The midfielder unleashed a powerful strike from the edge of the box that nestled into the net, sparking wild celebrations on the bench and amongst the traveling fans.
This victory is a massive three points for Lyon, who would have found themselves in the relegation zone had Montpellier held on. It showcases their newfound resilience and fighting spirit, leaving them with a renewed sense of optimism for their survival bid.
Man of the Match: Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyonnais)