By Beng Emmanuel
Karl Toko Ekambi scored from the spot to help Olympic de Lyon return to winning ways after a 2-1 win against RC Lens on match day 12 of the French Ligue 1.
The Cameroonian international continued his impressive goal-scoring form this season as home side Lyon edged closer to the top three. He opened the scoring at the Groupama Stadium by converting from the penalty spot at the 25th minute before Houssem Aouar doubled the lead. Lens pulled one back in the second half but Lyon held on to emerge victorious.
Ekambi scored his fourth goal in the French Ligue 1 and now becomes the joint top scorer of his club alongside Moussa Dembele (4) and Lucas Paqueta (4). He has also registered the most assists (2) and tied with Bruno Guimaraes (2) and Lucas Paqueta (2). The former Villareal front man has now scored 9 goals in 12 games across all competitions, and is currently the highest goal scorer of this season’s UEFA Europa League with five goals.
Lyon is now fifth on the Ligue 1 standing with 19 points from 12 games just a point away from the top three. They will turn their attention to the Europa League where they welcome Sparta Praha on November 4 before travelling to face Lille OSC on match day 13.
Lyon 2-1 Lens
Ekambi 25’, Aouar 41’/ Arnaud Kalimuendo 61’