By Angu Lesley
Indomitable Lions of Cameroon and Lyon forward Karl Toko Ekambi scored another late goal to crown a three nil win for French side Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday in Match-Day 35 of the 2021-2022 French Ligue 1 championship.
The forward noted for turning up to the occasion late sealed the win with an 88 minute strike, adding to goals scored earlier by Angolan descent defender Castello Lukeba and Moussa Dembele.
Going into the game at the Veledrome, many expected both sides to sparkle from the off but it wasn’t to be as they fail to take their chances in the opening 45 minutes despite gilt-edge chances for both sides.
Lyon returned for the second segment being more purposeful and barely ten minutes into it they had their reward when France U21 international Junior Lukeba scored off an assist from forward Moussa Dembele.
The goal gave more confidence to Peter Bosz’s men and they moved the ball around with relative ease.
A combination of wasteful finishing and brilliant goalkeeping denied fans of both side another goal forcing them to wait till the 76th minute.
Moussa, maker of the first goal stepped up with Lyon’s second 14 minutes from time, signaling an end to the Marseille resistant largely thanks to the art in the final pass from Gusto.
Lyon didn’t take their legs of the pedal as Toko Ekambi notched home the third two minutes from time to crown a perfect display from the European football chasers in a humiliating night for Marseille fans who had come expecting a better display from their fans.
The game ended 3-0 for Lyon who are making a late charge towards the top of the table.
The latest goals takes Toko’s league tally to 12 goals and three assists in 27 Ligue 1 games this season for 7th ranked Lyon.
In all, Toko counts 18 club goals and six assist in 37 games in all competitions for his club going into next weekend’s home clash against FC Metz of Didier Lamkel Ze and Jean Armel Kana Biyik.
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