Alexandre Lacazette augmented his growing reputation across Europe tonight with a dazzling display in Lyon’s Europa League clash with Roma.
The French club ran out 4-2 winners in the first leg of their last 16 tie at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais with Lacazette setting up Corentin Tolisso’s equaliser before he sealed the win in the dying minutes with a brilliant strike.
Check out the wondergoal, and his superb celebration, below.
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The 25-year-old has been frequently linked in recent months with a host of Premier League sides, most notably Manchester United and Liverpool. For Jose Mourinho, the Lyon man could represent a genuine alternative to Antoine Griezmann should the striker fall through their grasp while the Merseyside club may have identified Lacazette as the marquee signing to lead their title challenge next year.
The forward currently boasts 21 goals in 23 league games this campaign, a significant portion of which, however, have been penalty kicks. He is unquestionably still one of the most sought-after talents in French football, a league that also has the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Marco Verratti and Tiemoué Bakayoko amongst it’s increasingly impressive ranks.
The second leg in Rome next week is sure to be a similarly entertaining contest with Luciano Spalletti’s charges desperate to progress as Juventus run away with the Scudetto on the domestic front.