Nigeria international Samuel Kalu was influential and wrote himself further into Bordeaux folklore with his wonder goal against Lyon on Friday night.

It was just a pity that no crowd was present at the Groupama Stadium to witness the former Gent winger stroke of genius.

Bordeaux could consider themselves unlucky as they had been the superior side for much of the game but their three-match winning streak came to an end thanks to a 2-1 loss in the French Ligue 1.

The visiting team had plenty of the ball in the first half as the 3-4-3 used by Jean-Louis Gasset caused the home team problems.

It was Lyon who turned around in front. Visiting skipper Laurent Koscielny was surprised by a Memphis Depay cross following a quickly taken corner and Toko Ekambi pounced to score from close range.

Bordeaux provided more of a threat at the start of the second half and Samuel Kalu equalised. Yacine Adli found Oudin and his cutback was met by Kalu’s left foot as Lyon’s defence was caught out.

Leo Dubois conjured up memories of Marco Van Basten at EURO 1988 with a remarkable shot that flew in off the post after Maxwel Cornet’s deep cross in additional time.

Kalu was replaced by Nicolas de Previllen in the 76th minute while Josh Maja was benched.

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