By Angu Lesley
Cameroonian forwards Karl Toko Ekambi has continued his impressive form as he found the back of the net this Wednesday in Lyon’s 1-2 defeat at home to Stade Reims of compatriot Hugo Ekitike.
Hugo started the game on the bench, came on and scored a late winner as Reims snatched all three points.
Both sides failed to get going in the opening exchanges but the game sparked in the second segment.
Wout Faes scored the opener for the visitors in the 56th minute, rewarding the visitors of their persistence.
29-year-old Toko Ekambi scored Lyon’s leveler ten minutes later, in what turned out to be Lyon’s lone goal of the game, off an assist from Jerome Boateng.
66' GOOOOAALLLLL !!@JeromeBoateng se retrouve en position d'ailier gauche il centre devant le but pour Karl Toko Ekambi qui n'a plus qu'à pousser le ballon au fond ! #OLSDR 1-1 pic.twitter.com/ex0GyOhY1I
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) December 1, 2021
The wasteful Lyon side were made to pay late in the game as Ekitike who had come on in the 71st minute scored a 93rd minute winner.
Lyon went on to loss the encounter 2-1, amounting to Reims’ fourth win of the season thanks to the potential indomitable Lions.
Karl Toko Ekambi played 67 minutes of the encounter against before he was substituted.
In all competitions this season, Toko Ekambi has scored 10 goals, provided four assists in 20 games.
Lyon is presently 10th on the French Ligue 1 with 22 points. Lyon will trek to Bordeaux in Match-Day 17.
The Cameroonian international has been in frightening form this football season.
Toko Ekambi is the leading goal scorer in the UEFA Europa League (6 goals, 2 assists).
These is an outstanding statistics for Toko Ekambi in continental football and his best goal scoring season is the best build-up to the AFCON from the Cameroonian perspective.
⏱ 90+3’ [1-2]
— Stade de Reims (@StadeDeReims) December 1, 2021
19-year old Hugo Ekitike on his path counts five goals and an assist in 14 appearances for 14th-placed Reims.
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