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Lyon come back to earn vital two-goal lead over Roma in entertaining first leg


Lyon come back to earn vital two-goal lead over Roma in entertaining first leg


Serie A side Roma let a one-goal lead slip out their grasp on Thursday night in a Europa League last-16 first leg with Lyon as the French side rallied to claim a 4-2 win at Parc OL.
Things had seemed to be going the Italians' way when Mohamed Salah and Federico Fazio's strikes completed their own comeback for a half-time lead, but that was quashed by goals from Corentin Tolisso and Nabil Fekir, before Alexandre Lacazette sealed the victory with a magnificent late blast.
The goal rush began in the eighth minute when the hosts took the lead from Mouctar Diakhaby's header, his second goal in as many Europa League games.
However the Giallorossi fought back and Diakhaby's miscontrol in his own half allowed Salah to race through and score, and the scores were reversed thanks to Tottenham loanee Fazio's thunderous header on the 33rd minute.
Attempts by Kevin Strootman and Edin Dzeko to sign off the tie were then quelled allowing Lyon to strike through midfielder Tolisso, firing home from the right side of the area just as Fekir did with 15 minutes left.
Any repeat of Roma's incredible first leg performance in the last round, a 4-0 win away to Villarreal, was soon admonished as Lacazette picked up the ball 25 yards out and drilled it past Alisson, the Frenchman's standing-still celebration rounding off another fantastic night of European football for the resurgent Ligue 1 club.

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