After City - OL : Moussa, the supersub in "Dembelition" mode.
He donned the costume of a superhero - Captain Dembelition. Left on the bench before being brought on for Karl Toko-Ekambi, Moussa Dembélé took full advantage of the 20 minutes offered to him to score a double that will remain in all the memories of Lyon fans. Entering the game in the 75th minute in place of the captain, Memphis, the native of Pontoise posed enormous problems for the English side's defense with his power and physical freshness. His entry into play sounded the horn which woke up the Lyon troops. Four minutes after coming on, Moussa Dembélé took it upon himself to put his teammates in front on the scoreboard. Lyon’s number 9 was set free on a long ball by Houssem Aouar and finished between Ederson’s legs thanks to his strong composure. Not satisfied, he would be on the lookout again nine minutes later, following a poorly cleared shot to clinch a brace with a close-range finish with his left foot. The icing on the cake as a reward for his legendary appearance as a substitute, Moussa Dembélé was logically elected man of the match.
The feat Moussa Dembélé has just achieved is as impressive technically as it is historically. Like his teammate Maxwel Cornet, he scored his fourth goal in three games against Manchester City tonight. He also scored a brace against the six-time champions of England on 28 September 2016 in a 3-3 draw between his former side Celtic and Pep Guardiola's team. This team is his favorite victim as he scored one more goal against them than against the 22 other teams he has played against in the Champions League. His performance also allowed him to enter OL's history by becoming the third Lyon player to score a brace after having come on during the game. Finally, his strong comeback allowed him to silence the critics. Having failed to find the target in his nine starts in the competition, Moussa Dembélé responded in the best possible way by scoring a brace on both shots of the match tonight. Lethal efficiency. Up next? A semifinal against Bayern Munich -- the club will need a very fit Moussa Dembélé in order to reach the Champions League final for the first time in its history.
Qualifiés pour la demi-finale de @ChampionsLeague 😎! J’espère que vous avez vibré, un vrai travail d’équipe! Profitez bien! / Qualified for the @ChampionsLeague semifinal. @dembelition performance! Hope you enjoyed, great team work! Enjoy! @OL @OL_English 😊🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/On8RdO3xS0— Moussa Dembélé (@MDembele_10) August 15, 2020