“General” Lacazette already in command



May 20, 2017. Facing OGC Nice on Matchday 38 of Ligue 1 2016/17, Alexandre Lacazette was playing his last official match with Olympique Lyonnais before signing for Arsenal. At home, the French striker scored twice, thus reaching 100 goals in the French Championship. And a little over five years later, the “General” made his big comeback with Les Gones! Returning to Rhône-Alpes this summer, the player, now 31, found his audience at Groupama Stadium, and clearly did not miss his comeback against AC Ajaccio (2-1).

With his number 91 on his back and a captain’s armband around his arm, the former Gunner was given a standing ovation when his name was announced in the starting XI. Quickly on the pace, the Lyon center-forward got in the way of the Corsican defence. Moreover, on the opener, he played the shot perfectly, almost with his back to the goal, to serve Tetê, who opened the scoring. Then, he turned into a scorer by converting a penalty obtained by the Brazilian. A goal, a decisive pass and above all impact and great importance in the game: Alexandre Lacazette was more than important in this Rhone success.

“It was nice to live, I had a nice welcome”

Credited with a 7/10 by our colleagues from The Team or even Progresswhere he also appears in One of the two newspapers this Saturday morning, the Lyonnais by birth did not hide his joy after the meeting even if he knows that his team, which performed especially well at the start of the meeting, can do better. “It was nice to live, I had a nice welcome. I had a lot of pressure on this penalty but after scoring it, I felt liberated. (…) The most important thing is to have won. We will work to be better next week, because what we showed for 30 minutes, we have to show for 90 minutes all season.he dropped as reported by the sports daily.

An opinion similar to that of Peter Bosz. “The decisive pass was very successful, this little ball … But like the whole team, he too can do even better. We saw the hope of the public concerning him, and we see the respect of the adversary for him. That is very important to us. I also ask him to help young players and he does it well., explained the Lyonnais coach at a press conference after the game. Les Gones are therefore hard on themselves and still want to do better. A state of mind that will inevitably please OL fans, who can already count on a Lacazette in great shape.

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