Former Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette scored four goals to guide Lyon to a 5-4 win over Montpellier in a 2022-23 Ligue 1 encounter, Sportivationng.com reports.
He scored a penalty with the last kick of the match as Lyon fought back from three goals down to beat Montpellier 5-4.
“I believed in it,” said Lacazette. “I believed because I know a game is never over and lasts 90 minutes.”
In an extraordinary game, Elye Wahi also scored four goals for the visitors, who led 4-1 after 55 minutes.
Lyon made the most of slips on Saturday by Lille and Rennes, the teams above them, to lift themselves into the European qualification picture.
The 31-year-old Lacazette, who returned to Lyon last summer after five seasons with Arsenal, headed his side ahead in the 30th minute.
But Wahi profited from errors by midfielder Johann Lepenant and a foul by Dejan Lovren which yielded a penalty before pouncing on another error to chip the ball over goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and run on to put Montpellier 4-1 ahead.
Lacazette started the fightback in the 59th minute, running onto Bradley Barcola’s cross to score.
Lovren headed a goal in the 70th minute and Lacazette equalised from another Barcola assist in the 82nd minute.
Nine minutes into added time Lyon’s last chance of victory seemed to have gone when Barcola blazed over. With time up, referee Clement Turpin reviewed the buildup and ruled that Christopher Jullien had wrestled Lacazette to the ground.
The striker drilled home the penalty to complete a memorable comeback win.
The result brought Lyon three points behind Lille who occupy fifth place.