Former Celtic midfielder kicks off Ligue 1 weekend with a bang

St Etienne

Landry N'Guemo scored his first goal for Saint-Etienne in their 3-3 draw this weekend and it was one to rememeber.

During Week 23, it was a rather barron in front of goal for the 20 Ligue 1 teams. Over the 10 games we only enjoyed 10 goals. On Friday night of Week 24, things got off to a flying start, with former Celtic midfielder Landry N'Guemo scoring one of the goals of the season.

The Cameroonian midfield made his debut for Saint-Etienne last week, and in his first game in front of the Les Verts fans, he couldn't have asked for a better introduction.

With the game still goalless, the former Nancy and Bordeaux man received the ball in the centre of the pitch. His first touch took him past the first man, then after two more touches he fired a wonderful left-foot shot high past Rudy Riou into the Lens net.

There was huge relief in the home stands, after they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Caen last week.

Saint-Etienne would go 2-0 up through substitute Mevlut Erding after great work from Yohan Mollo. Despite being two goals up, the home side couldn't hold on.

Lens' substitute Yoann Touzghar, after declaring through the winter break that he wanted to leave the club, but his second half strike got the relegation battling club back into the game. His 69th minute penalty levelled the game.

With 13 minutes to go, Lens took the lead when full-back Dimitri Cavaré charged down the right, kept his head and picked up Pablo Chavarria, the Argentine's high finish beat Stephane Ruffier and gave the away side the lead.

Christophe Galtier's men would hit back late on through Mevlut Erding, in what was a six-goal thriller to kick off the Ligue 1 weekend in spectacular fashion.

Week 24 finished with 23 goals, more than double what followed in Week 23, with only one goalless draw, rather than the three that were endured last weekend.

There was so much action after N'Guemo's strike, but it needs to be remembered that the former Celtic man, who rarely scores at all, in any league, pulled out one of the best goals this season.

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