Olympique Lyon were held to a 0-0 draw in their Ligue 1 season opener against FC Lorient. The score could have been different if not for the heroics of Lorient goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte.


Hubert Fournier’s men were looking to start the new season on a high, however, Lecomte had other plans. The Ligue 1 runners up went close in the first half but were denied in comical fashion as Les Gones failed to score from three attempts in five seconds, a-la-FIFA.

First, highly-rated midfielder Nabil Fekir drilled a low shot, which rebounded off the post. The ball then fell into the path of Alexandre Lacazette, who tried a low shot which was parried away by Lecomte. Lacazette then headed the ball in an attempt to beat the keeper; however, Lecomte somehow rose to tip the ball onto the post, before holding on to the loose ball.

Lacazette has long been linked with a move to the English Premier League, but the striker signed a contract extension with Lyon till 2019.

Here’s a video of the bizarre incident which took place last night at the Stade De Gerland: