By Angu Lesley
Olympique Lyonnais picked up a point at home on Saturday against FC Lorient after a 1-1 draw thanks to a goal from Cameroonian forward Karl Toko-Ekambi.
The 28-year old winger leveled for host in the 50th minute after Lorient had led and dominated from the 20th minute of the game thanks to a goal from Armand Laurienté.
The 14th minute yellow card to Emerson really made the afternoon tough for Toko and his Lyon made but they held on till full-time.
“We had the right reaction. The team’s leaders have re-energized us. We dropped 2 points tonight. We have to move forward. I feel good. I’m glad I scored tonight,” Toko Ekambi told the media after the game.
The point won in the match-day eight fixture puts Lyon on the eight spot on the log with 12 points from eight games.
The men from the Groupama Stadium will host Swedish side Brondby in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday before their next French Ligue 1 fixture away to struggling Saint Etienne of Cameroon duo Yvan Neyou and Harold Moukoudi.
“We have to win Thursday and Sunday in the derby. We have to recover this week. These 5 days will do us some good.”
Peter Bosz’s men are experiencing a slow start to the season, just like Toko who finally scored since the start of the season.
The seven times French Champions and three times winners of the French cup are hoping to emulate Lille by bettering PSG in the championship this season.
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