Alexandre Lacazette celebration goes viral as Lyon beat Roma

By Chris Wright Share Tweet 30 minutes ago Alexandre Lacazette celebration goes viral as Lyon beat Roma

Lyon beat Roma 4-2 in the Europa League on Thursday evening as Alexandre Lacazette rounded off the comprehensive victory with a thunderous 20-yard strike deep into injury time.

The in-form striker matched his superb goal with an equally impressive celebration, folding his arms and standing motionless for what seemed like an age as his teammates bustled around him.

After the game, Lyon challenged their fans to send Lacazette's celebration viral by issuing an open Photoshop challenge to their legions of Twitter followers.

Use your imagination & share your best creation with #EmperorAlex! #TeamOL pic.twitter.com/QROXN1BA1X

– OL English (@OL_English) March 10, 2017

The results of the Emperor Alex challenge were suitably spectacular, with Lyon retweeting many of their favourites.

@LacazetteAlex The gladiator #EmpereurAlex #OLASR pic.twitter.com/rBT2i5KU19

– Benoît Philibert (@bpdesign_fr) March 10, 2017

@OL Game of Alex #EmpereurAlex #TeamOL pic.twitter.com/OhlZ1UfPPS

– #JusticePourTheo (@Bbwikicarter) March 10, 2017

Je propose des choses simples @OL #EmpereurAlex #RoiDeLyon pic.twitter.com/6RE9pfbDjJ

– Sk0Wp (@Sk0Wp) March 10, 2017

Le Roi Lyon @OL #EmpereurAlex pic.twitter.com/2UIQkysmGQ

– Labidiste (@_Kvmil_) March 10, 2017

@OL #EmpereurAlex pic.twitter.com/IlcrxQ7FhZ

– HUGO HAY (@BeltigStephan) March 10, 2017

#EmpereurAlex @LacazetteAlex @OL pic.twitter.com/i1lcsXSXG7

– Joseph Bertrand (@JoBertrand19) March 10, 2017

Amazing work, and certainly befitting of such a marvellous goal.

As for the actual football, the two sides will meet again in Rome on March 16 where the Emperor will be tasked with putting his foes to the sword once and for all.

Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.

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