Home Sport news a record goal for Stéphanois Wahbi Khazri, Lyon brings down the Lensois dolphin

a record goal for Stéphanois Wahbi Khazri, Lyon brings down the Lensois dolphin

by archysport

Last in the championship at the kickoff of the twelfth day of Ligue 1 and quickly led to the lawn of Metz, which preceded it by a place in the standings in the relegation zone, AS Saint-Etienne had started very badly. afternoon. Until an absolutely luminous inspiration from Wahbi Khazri.

At 16e minute of play, the Saint-Etienne striker recovers the ball in his penalty area like a central defender. He then initiates the recovery, looks up, sees the opposing goalkeeper far from his cage and tries his luck from afar. From far away, even. Starting 68 meters from Alexandre Oukidja’s goal, the powerful strike rises in the Saint-Symphorien stadium and ends its race at the back of the net, after having bounced off the line!

Wahbi Khazri was not his first attempt with this lob. “I tried it a lot, sometimes people laughed at me, but when it succeeds, it’s good”, rejoiced the Tunisian international at the microphone of Prime Video at the end of the first period of the meeting. In Ligue 1, the specialist site Opta had never measured such a distant goal since collecting the data (2006-2007).

Thanks to this seventh achievement since the start of the season, which is reminiscent of that of Saber Khalifa with Evian Thonon Gaillard in 2013, the stéphanois striker became the second best scorer in the championship behind the lillois Jonathan David and his eight achievements.

But his team remains stuck at the bottom of the standings. Because this duel between the nineteenth and the twentieth resulted in a draw (1-1). Farid Boulaya opened the scoring for Metz at the 9e minute thanks to a direct free kick. The Lorrainers could even have snatched the victory at the end of the match if Etienne Green had not made a decisive save in front of Opa Nguette.

Lyon is getting closer to the podium

Lyonnais Houssem Aouar (white jersey) wrestles with Lensois defender Kevin Danso, in Decines-Charpieu on Saturday, October 30.

Olympique Lyonnais thought they were living the same nightmare two weeks in a row. Beaten in Nice (3-2) after leading 2-0 last weekend, Lyon reacted by winning in the evening against Lens 2 to 1, but the Lensois can harbor regrets.

During a spectacular meeting, OL took a significant advantage in the first half with a penalty scored by Karl Toko Ekambi. Houssem Aouar, from the head, brought the score to 2-0 after a shot from Toko Ekambi repulsed by goalkeeper Jean-Louis Leca (42e).

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If in Nice, the Lyonnais collapsed in the last ten minutes by conceding three goals to leave the victory to the Nice, this time they had much more success to keep the three points. Mistreated in the first period, saved – and rightly so – by the video assistance which canceled a Lensois goal for offside, OL suffered again after half-time with the entry into play of the northerner leader Gaël Kakuta.

The Lyon goalkeeper, Anthony Lopes, then saved his team on several occasions, but had to bow to Arnaud Kalimuendo who closed the gap after a one-two with Kakuta and a recovery that lobbed the Lyon goalkeeper (61e).

In the end, Lens, who tried everything to the end, may regret having lost after having framed ten of his eighteen shots, against only four out of thirteen for his evening opponent. Olympique Lyonnais provisionally climbs back to fifth place and returns to two lengths (19 points) of Sang et Or, still second to ten points of PSG, but under the threat of Nice, Marseille and even Rennes who play Sunday.

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