Aouar strikes late to send Lyon through to French Cup last eight

Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Olympique Lyonnais's unbeaten streak in 2020 continued when Houssem Aouar's last-gap penalty earned them a 2-1 win at Nice and a French Cup quarter-final spot on Thursday.

Aouar converted the spot kick two minutes into stoppage time after Adam Ounas had cancelled out Moussa Dembele's first-half opener one minute from time.

Lyon will take on Olympique de Marseille for a place in the last four with Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain travelling to Dijon and fourth division side Belfort hosting holders Stade Rennais.

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In Nice, Dembele found the back of the net in the 15th minute, firing home from Maxwel Cornet's corner, only for Ounas to make it 1-1 with a splendid strike from outside the area when extra time was looming.

Dante, however, brought down substitute Karl Toko-Ekambi in the box and Aouar fired the resulting penalty under the bar to give Lyon their sixth win in seven matches this year.


(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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