U.S. women’s national team midfielder Lindsey Horan notched a highlight-reel goal for her club team, Olympique Lyonnais, in Wednesday’s Champions League group-stage match against FC Zurich.
Lyon defeated FC Zurich, 4-0, as the team continues its title defense. Horan and Lyon bested Barcelona in May to take the 2022 championship.
Horan beat a defender and the goalkeeper through their legs to score her goal, the first for her team on the day and her second during group play.
Melvine Malard scored twice in the victory after Horan got on the board at the 14-minute mark, and Delphine Cascarino capped the dominant performance with a goal in stoppage time.
The win marks Lyon’s 100th in the Champions League. Its first came in August 2007 against Slovan Duslo Sala.
.@LindseyHoran through two sets of legs to give Lyon the lead!!!🎥 » @DAZNFootballpic.twitter.com/uuUGpSEi8m— U.S. Women's National Soccer Team (@USWNT) December 7, 2022
.@LindseyHoran through two sets of legs to give Lyon the lead!!!🎥 » @DAZNFootballpic.twitter.com/uuUGpSEi8m
The win put Lyon in second place in their group behind Arsenal, and fourth-place Zurich has been eliminated. Juventus is in third place in Group C.
Group play continues through the end of December, followed by the knockout phase, beginning in January 2023.
Horan, a midfielder for the USWNT, is on loan for Lyon from the Portland Thorns where she has played since 2016. Prior to that she played for another French team, Paris Saint-Germain, from 2012-2016.