Ligue 1: Fekir celebration causes pitch invasion - FCNaija

Ligue 1 By: Ambrose Udeme | 06/11/2017

Olympique Lyonnais claimed an astonishing 5-0 win against 10-man AS Saint-Etienne in the derby at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on Sunday but Nabil Fekir who was the star of the show, as he has been for most of this season, having now scored 11 goals and assisted a further four in 11 league appearances so far grabbed the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Goals from Memphis Depay, Mariano Diaz, Bertrand Traore and captain Fekir (2) gave Lyon a 5-0 victory against 10-man St. Etienne, who had Leo Lacroix dismissed.

The 24-year-old's first goal against St. Etienne was a stunner. He picked up the ball just inside the opposition's half, drove towards the 18-yard box and fired into the bottom-left corner. And for his second - the last of Lyon's five goals - Fekir was put through one-on-one with the goalkeeper and made no mistake.

Fekir was awesome against St. Etienne, but he hasn't made headlines for his goals, but for the chaos that ensued after his controversial celebration.

In the videos below, Fekir runs towards the home fans, takes off his shirt and holds it up, just like Lionel Messi did against Real Madrid last season.

His celebration caused outrage among the home support, who were going crazy in the stands and soon invaded the pitch, by which point Fekir had been yellow carded and substituted. Cue scenes of utter madness as hundreds of angry fans swarmed the pitch, with stewards having to step in to stop them from getting to Fekir.

Lyon headed into the game looking to keep pace with Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco at the top of Ligue 1, while hosts St. Etienne needed victory to close the gap on the top five.