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Dubai Super Cup: Lyon defeat Mohamed Salah

Liverpool 1-3 Lyon: Alexandre Lacazette scores twice as Lyon come from behind to beat Reds in normal time before also taking a bonus point with 5-3 penalty shoot-out

If the Fifa World Cup in Qatar has been riddled with shock results it was the turn of the Dubai Super Cup 2022 to experience similar tremors as embattled French club Lyon stunned 19-time Premier League champions, Liverpool, at Al Nasr Club’s Al Maktoum Stadium on Sunday.

Fabio Carvalho put the Reds into the lead inside the opening 40 seconds in the United Arab Emirates, before Mohamed Salah was denied from the penalty spot soon after.

Alexandre Lacazette equalised for the French side before the break, capitalising after Caoimhin Kelleher and Andy Robertson got into a mix-up that allowed him to roll the ball into an empty net.

Bradley Barcola then fired Lyon ahead in the 66th minute when he came off the bench to sweep in their second of the night at Al-Maktoum Stadium. Lacazette later wrapped up the scoring, hammering into the net from 10 yards out.

Tournament rules meant a penalty shootout followed full-time, with Lyon prevailing 5-3 to claim an extra point.

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