Derby Déjà vu: Moussa Dembélé's late winner recalls Jimmy Briand's heroics
Romain Hamouma's 21st minute opener in Sunday's Rhone derby assured us that we wouldn't see another OL blowout win at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in their first game back at Saint-Etienne's home ground since the now-legendary 5-0 victory on November 5, 2017. Instead, a more distant memory was stirred when Moussa Dembélé scored the dramatic, 2-1 game-winner for Les Gones in stoppage time
The summer signing from Celtic sealed his status in club lore with a last-gasp header that immediately reminded fans of Jimmy Briand, who also headed home a 2-1 game-winner in extra time for Lyon at Saint-Etienne on November 10, 2013.
The timing, the score, the technique... both French strikers scored eerily similar goals that allowed OL to escape with all three points from the Geoffroy-Guichard, where late heroics also came from Sidney Govou (2004), Karim Benzema (2008) in years past...