With his fourth assist of the season, Cameroon winger Karl Toko Ekambi helped his side leapfrog Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, December 13, to go top of the French league.
It takes the 28-year-old’s goal contribution to 11; 7 goals and four assists, a tally any winger will be proud of – after 14 match days.
The men of Rudi Garcia approached the game knowing a win could get them joint top with LOSC Lille, and dear me, did they go for it.
At the 35th minute of the game, Ekambi drifted inside before spreading a defense splitting pass to Zimbabwean international Tino Kadewere who whipped past Navas in the PSG goal for one – nil Lyon.
PSG lacked inspiration. To pile on the misery of the the French champions was Neymar’s horror injury deep in stoppage time. Despite a resulting red card to Thiago Mendes, Lyon held on.
Lyon are now second only on goal difference but equal on points with LOSC Lille (29), who top the chart after 14 matches.
Up next for Toko Ekambi and co on Wednesday is 10 placed Brest.