OL snatch a completely crazy victory against Montpellier
After the defeats of Rennes and Lille on Saturday, OL could come back to within…
After the defeats of Rennes and Lille on Saturday, OL could come back to within three points of the top European places. In a completely crazy match at Groupama Stadium on Sunday, the Lyonnais won a precious victory (5-4), with a crazy comeback in the last minutes. Elye Wahi, on fire, made the difference after half-time, scoring a quadruple. But the Lyonnais believed in it until the end and went ahead in the last moments.
The game: 5-4
OL had an unreal afternoon on Sunday. At half-time, it was hard to imagine nine goals being scored in the game, and two players finishing with a quadruple. The start of the match was for Montpellier, in the wake of his resounding victory in Monaco (4-0) last Sunday. However, it was Lacazette who opened the scoring half an hour into the game, at the conclusion of a fine action between Rayan Cherki and Bradey Barcola. But before the break, the meeting showed the beginnings of its singular scenario: Johann Lepenant chained two errors, which offered two goals to Elye Wahi. All in 1 minute and 40 seconds.
On leaving the locker room, Wahi did not stop, and scored two more goals in the 51st and 55th minutes of play. But Laurent Blanc’s men seemed determined to snatch a European place this season. While the supporters unfurled banners and Johann Lepenant was whistled for his exit, Alexandre Lacazette reduced the mark (60th). Dejan Lovren definitely woke up the stadium in the 70th minute, with a fine header. The match then plunged into madness: Lacazette offered himself a hat-trick and an equalizer on an excellent overflow from Barcola. As we headed for an insufficient draw for OL, although unexpected, Lacazette, again, caused a penalty. He is hooked by Christopher Julien on a cross. The number 10 does not tremble, and gives victory to Lyon, in a Groupama Stadium in fusion.
The player: Elye Wahi as a killer
Difficult to choose between the two players who scored a quadruple. But Elye Wahi flew over the meeting, flying completely for fifteen minutes, in which he scored his four goals. From the start of the match, the Montpellier striker was very active in front, multiplying the calls after the overflows of Arnaud Nordin and Faitout Maou***a. After Johann Lepenant’s two fatal errors in midfield, he was relentless. An unacademic first strike from the pointy to open the scoring, then a cross shot hit by a Diomandé then Anthony Lopes, who ended up in the side netting.
At 20, Elye Wahi now has 17 Ligue 1 goals this season.
After the break, he drops Lovren in the race, and gets a penalty that he converts. Finally, to demonstrate his full offensive palette in the match, he dribbled past the Portuguese goalkeeper to offer himself the first quadruple in Ligue 1 since Kylian Mbappé in 2018.