The 2022-23 Ligue 1 season begins with Lyon hosting newly-promoted Ajaccio at the Groupama Stadium on Friday night.
Alexandre Lacazette converted from the penalty spot. First goal for Lyon in 5 years. Returned this window after leaving Arsenal.
Alexandre Lacazette returned to Lyon on a free transfer this summer after the Ligue 1 club have announced that, The 31-year-old, who came through the Lyon academy, has signed a three-year deal after running down his contract at Arsenal.
Olympique Lyonnais are very proud and very happy to announce the return to the club of Alexandre Lacazette, a product of the club’s academy, for the next three seasons,” read a statement on the club’s website and has been doing really great ever since
Goal! Lyon 2:1 Ajaccio; Watch Alexandre Lacazette score most awesome Penalty goal in football history to maintain lead
Les Gones failed to qualify for Europe during a disappointing 2021-22 season, while their visitors have made their return to the top flight after a nine-year absence.
However, Lyon proceeded to beat Feyenoord 2-0 and draw 2-2 with Inter Milan in their final two friendlies and ought to draw inspiration from the return of Alexandre Lacazette, who has been handed the captain’s armband straight away following his return from Arsenal.
Last term, Lyon ended the 2021-22 Ligue 1 season with four wins from their final four home matches – striking three goals in each game and totalling a whopping 17 in the process – and keeping hold of Lucas Paqueta, for the time being, only spells success for the hosts.