Montpellier Captain Hilton Breaks Record
Montpellier captain Hilton became the first player over the age of 43 to play in Ligue 1 for 64 years and marked the occasion by being sent off in the win over Lyon. Hilton turned 43-years-old on Sunday, he has been playing in Europe since 2002. The defender was dismissed for a second bookable offence while conceding a penalty awarded by VAR and converted by Lyon forward Memphis Depay.
But two goals from Teji Savanier gave Montpellier a win to take them the fifth-place position. Champions League semi-finalists Lyon would have gone to the top of the table with a win but had a dismissal of their own to contend with when midfielder Houssem Aouar was shown a straight red for a bad challenge on Arnaud Souquet.
Hilton’s late dismissal means there have been 20 red cards shown in 28 games so far in the 2020-21 season. There was a massive sharing of red cards on Sunday following Paris Saint Geraim game against Olympique Marseilles, there was a total of five red cards with former Barcelona winger Neymar was on target as he punched Marseilles’s player.