Red-hot Nigerian striker, Akor Adams, scored for the second consecutive French Ligue 1 game as visiting Montpelier shocked 10-man Olympique Lyon to earn a 4-1 away win at the Groupama Stadium on Saturday.
The goal takes Adam’s tally of the season to three in two games having grabbed a brace in his club’s 2-2 draw against Le Havre in their opener last week.
Adams who joined the French side this month started his second consecutive game and thought he had given the visitors a 2-0 advantage in the 30th minute but his goal was rightfully chalked off by the Video Assistant Referee. Arnaud Nordin had given Montpelier the lead in the 20th minute.
Mousa Al-Taamari scored a brace in the 39th and 66th minutes of the encounter and was named the Man of The Match for his performance. Adams insisted on making his mark on the scoresheet, and his determination paid off when he netted the fourth goal for the visitors in the 89th minute, sealing a lead that the hosts couldn’t overcome.
The 23-year-old received a well-measured pass which put him one-on-one with the goalkeeper. He kept his composure dribbling past the keeper before hitting the ball straight into the back of the net with his left leg from an acute angle.
Former Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette had reduced the deficit in the 69th minute, however, his effort only proved to be a consolatory one. Things turned from bad to worse for Lyon as Lacazette was sent off in the 80th minute. Four other Lyon players were shown a yellow card.
Although it’s just two games into the current season, however, with three goals from two games, Adams currently sit top of Ligue 1 top scorer’s chart.