Olympique Lyon eliminated AS Mónaco in last night's French cup tie held in the principality with former Real Madrid striker Mariano Díaz on target twice for OL.
The striker has played 27 games for the Ligue 1 outfit and bagged 16 goals providing four assists. At present the only remote threat in the domestic French league for PSG comes from Olympique de Lyon along with an outside challenge from Mónaco and a resurgent Olympique Marseille. Lyon have only lost two games in the league and Mariano's goals instrumental in the teams success.
Cristiano has scored 18 goals this campaign and also provided four assists however Mariano's French scoring haul surpasses the numbers registered this campaign by Benzema (6 goals, 3 assists in 22 games) and Bale (9 goals, 5 assists in 17 games) and his adaption and subsequent success in the French league for a fee of 8 million euro suggests Lyon were the winners in the summer move.