OL: A Lacazette-Dembélé duel, who will be the king of Lyon?

By bringing back Alexandre Lacazette, OL repatriated a very effective striker with impressive figures. From the start, Lacazette can aim for a goalscoring record with Lyon on which he has only one possible competitor, Moussa Dembélé.

A chair for two? If some seasons OL have struggled to have a top striker, this is not the case in this summer of 2022. The Lyonnais have Moussa Dembélé, an effective scorer as he demonstrated during the previous exercise. Dembélé was the fourth best scorer in Ligue 1 with 21 goals while OL only finished eighth at the end of the season. However, another great French scorer has just arrived in his paws, the child of the club Alexandre Lacazette. If the latter’s return was welcomed, it poses a competition problem for Peter Bosz, especially if Moussa Dembélé stays next season and goes to the end of his contract.

Lacazette-Dembélé, who will be the king of the Groupama stadium?

Thus, if the Dutchman does not play them together, he will have to choose to field one of the two only. Enough to fuel the competition between the two men. This could be exacerbated by the pursuit of an internal club record. Indeed, Lacazette and Dembélé are among the best scorers in the history of Groupama stadium, the enclosure inaugurated in 2016.

Behind the leader Memphis Depay and his 41 goals, we find Moussa Dembélé in second place (32 goals) then Nabil Fekir (31 goals) and Alexandre Lacazette (29 goals). Dembélé and Lacazette are therefore the two best placed to take the lead in the standings. A symbolic goal that can push them to give their best and be as efficient as possible, to the delight of OL. This is especially the case for Alexandre Lacazette, first scorer in the new stadium in January 2016 against Troyes and who would like to mark even more the history of the OL he loves so much.

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