Little did we know heading into last weekend’s fixtures, that Lyon and Montpellier’s clash in Ligue 1 would be the most talked about game across the continent due to the 49-year-old record that ex-Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette equalled.
Incredibly, Lyon ran out as 5-4 victors in this match thanks to a 100th-minute penalty from the 31-year-old, which saw him score four goals. However, sensationally Elie Wahi also managed to score four times in this match, effectively becoming the first Montpellier player to score 17 goals in a league season for his club since Olivier Giroud fired in 21 times back in 2011/12.
This game was just the second time in 75 years of Ligue 1 history that two players had scored four times in the same game, with the last occasion being in May 1974, when Reims thrashed Monaco 8-4, with Carlos Bianchi scoring five times for the home side, while all-time Ligue 1 top scorer Delio Onnis netted four.
Effectively, this result lifted Laurent Blanc’s side to within three points of the European qualification places, with Lille in fifth place holding the Europa Conference League spot.