Alex Morgan Scores A Superb Hat Trick For Lyon In The French Cup

Alex Morgan scored a hat trick for Lyon in the French Cup quarterfinals.

After a disappointing SheBelieves Cup that saw Alex Morgan fail to score while totaling just over 90 minutes across three matches, the USWNT striker returned to Lyon, where she is on loan from Orlando Pride until the conclusion of the European season, and completed her first 90-minute match in six months and scored a hat trick.

Lyon were playing Rodez in the quarterfinals of the French Cup, and Morgan contributed three goals in their 6-0 victory. The second goal is definitely the pick of the bunch, a phenomenal finish from the international legend.

A healthy and firing Morgan will be hugely important for Lyon over the final months of their season. They’ll now play Henin-Beaumont in the semifinals of the French Cup, they hold a four-point advantage over PSG in league play with only seven matches remaining and, most importantly, they play Wolfsburg in the quarterfinals of the Champions League on March 23 and 29.

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