Lyon 4, Toulouse 1: Traore on target for Lyon
BERTRAND Traore scored twice to inspire Olympique Lyon to a 4-1 win against Toulouse in Wednesday’s Cup tie.
Having failed to find the back of the net in his previous eight games, the 24-year-old finally ended the goal drought in a spectacular manner at the Groupama Stadium.
Traore helped Rudi Garcia’s men race into the lead with only one minute and 51 seconds into the encounter after he was set up by Jean Lucas, becoming Lyon’s fastest goal this season.
Jean Lucas doubled the lead in the 17th minute before Kouadio Kone reduced the deficit for Antoine Kombouare’s side shortly after the restart.
The Burkina Faso international then completed his brace in the 57th minute before Martin Terrier sealed the commanding display in addition time.
Traore featured for 69 minutes before his replacement, while his teammate and Ivory Coast international, Maxwel Cornet was on parade for the entirety of the game.
The striker, who is yet to open his Ligue 1 account this season, will hope to replicate this performance when Lyon take on Reims in a league game on Saturday.