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Gift Orban scores first French Ligue 1 goal as Lyon compound Nantes woes

Nigerian forward, Gift Orban came off the bench to score his first French Ligue 1 goal as Lyon compouned the woes of relegation-threatened Nantes with a 1-3 win.

Orban joined Lyon in the January transfer window but has remained as backup for Frenchman Alexander Lacazette, the man he replaced before scoring his first goal in the league.

In an impressive display of resilience, Olympique Lyon achieved a remarkable comeback against FC Nantes, securing a 3-1 victory in a match that initially seemed to be dominated by the home team.

Despite the early lead secured by Nantes with a goal from Matthis Abline in the 16th minute, Lyon struggled to find their rhythm in the first half, appearing unrecognizable on the field.

To spark a turnaround, Lyon coach, Pierre Sage, made decisive substitutions that revitalized Lyon’s attack, ultimately turning the tide of the game.

The comeback commenced in the 75th minute when Alexandre Lacazette capitalized on a mistake from the Nantes goalkeeper, seizing the opportunity to level the score. Energized by the goal, Lyon continued to press forward, with Malick Fofana adding a second goal to their tally.

As the match entered injury time, Lyon’s determination paid off once again, with Orban sealing the victory with a goal in the 90+7th minute, completing the remarkable turnaround for “The Lions.”

Gift Orban

With this impressive victory, Olympique Lyonnais solidifies its position in tenth place in the league standings. On the other hand, FC Nantes now faces serious relegation concerns following this defeat.

Nigerian winger Moses Simon could not play a part in the match for Nantes as he recovers from injury sustained during the last international break.

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