PARIS (Reuters) – Seko Fofana scored a dramatic equaliser 5 minutes into stoppage time after which transformed the decisive penalty in the shootout to assist RC Lens to a comeback victory over neighbours Lille in the French Cup on Tuesday.
Lens have been 2-0 down halfway by means of the second half earlier than the 26-year-old Fofana engineered a dramatic flip round, first pulling a objective back in the 67th minute earlier than slamming dwelling the last-gasp equaliser.
The tie then went straight to penalties the place the Ivory Coast worldwide took the final of Lens’ 5 makes an attempt and scored to safe a 4-3 shootout victory.
Lille appeared in comfy command after Amadou Onana scored two objectives in a four-minute spell in the first half to give them a two-goal cushion. They have been the first objectives for the French champions for Onana, who signed from Hamburg at the begin of the season.
Lens’ reward is a house match in the final 16 in opposition to Monaco after the draw was additionally performed on Tuesday.
The match will likely be performed on the weekend of Jan 29-30.
(Writing by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Toby Davis)