Former Celtic star Moussa Dembele is derby hero again
Moussa Dembele was a derby hero once again as his goal sealed the win for Lyon against Saint Etienne.
The former Celtic striker popped up into five minutes of added time to head the winner.
Like he did so many times in Scotland against Rangers, Dembele rose to the big occasion.
This also prompted nostalgic Hoops fans to reminisce on Twitter.
Dembele goal shows manager what he’s worth
The 22-year-old hasn’t had the easiest time of it since joining Lyon last summer.
The striker has been in and out the team because of this but now manager Bruno Génésio must see Dembele’s qualities.
Lyon were able to leapfrog their rivals with thanks to the 95th minute winner.
Dembele scored many important derby goals for Celtic, but none as late and great as this one.
His looping header from just inside the box was too much for Stéphane Ruffier.
Celtic fans react on Twitter to Moussa’s derby winner
The big game player’s goal prompted a massive reaction on Twitter by some Celtic fans.
Moussa Dembele has just scored a last minute bullet header for Lyon against St Etienne and I won't lie that it makes me a little sad inside.
— Chris Q (@chris91q) January 20, 2019
Miss moussa dembele so much 😭
— Evan Stuart (@EvanStuart_67) January 12, 2019
Grass is green, water is wet, Moussa Dembélé scores in derby
— Celtic France (@Celtic_FR) January 20, 2019
Stunning last last last minute headed winner from Moussa Dembele for Lyon. He’s no Tim Weah though.
— Oddbins (Sack The Board) (@BStarksTH) January 20, 2019
Moussa Dembélé 🤝 Derby Day
— Daniel Gallagher (@_dgallagher99) January 20, 2019
Good job! I still follow your career. I’m glad you are producing.
I’ll always hope you stayed at Celtic longer. One hell of a player.@MDembele_10
— Laurel (@Laurel_DFB) 20 January 2019
Derby goal stops potential return to Celtic
With the French under-21 international scoring important goals now for Lyon, a potential loan move to Celtic is less likely to happen.
Due to his relationship with Génésio and record at Lyon, some fans could have been clutching at that.
However, this goal has shown what all Celtic fans know and that is how important Dembele is when it comes to the derbies.
Lyon are now third in Ligue 1 after climbing above St Etienne in the table, while Dembele may have just prolonged his Lyon career a little longer.