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Ligue 1: a tripling of Depay brings Lyon closer to the podium

Ⓒ AFP – FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI – | The Lyon striker Memphis Depay author of a hat-trick against Troyes at the Aube stadium, October 22, 2017

A festival of Dutch striker Memphis Depay, author of his first hat-trick, allowed Lyon to win widely in Troyes (5-0), Sunday during the 10th day of Ligue 1, and to confirm its beautiful form of these past ten days.

OL have three wins: Monaco 3-2 in the league, Everton 2-1 in the Europa League and this authoritarian victory against the Trojans.

The Lyonnais return to the foot of the podium of Ligue 1, a small point of Nantes and three of the Monegasques.

Often criticized for his inconstancy, Depay responded by signing the first treble of his entire professional career, club and selection together according to the statistician Opta.

The Dutchman first scored the 2-0 goal of a shot in the net (49), before finding the skylight on a coiled shot (65) then transforming a penalty that he had himself obtained after a nice raid (70).

He even came close to a quadrupled soon after, but this time Mamadou Samassa won his duel with the Lyonnais (74).

– Frustration –

It was the Malian Bertrand Traoré who opened the scoring in the first period (21) and placed OL on the road to victory, while the Dominican Mariano Diaz concluded the party (90).

The goal of Mariano Diaz is not completely trivial, since it will perhaps allow him to erase the frustration visible a few minutes earlier, when he wanted to shoot the penalty finally scored by teammate Depay.

The reception next weekend of the red lantern, Metz, who dismissed his coach Philippe Hinschberger Sunday, could allow the Rhodanians to be full of confidence before receiving Everton and especially to challenge Saint-Etienne to Geoffroy-Guichard .

Troyes, who played the last half-hour at ten, received his first fix of the season. The players of Jean-Louis Garcia however retain their 13th place with 12 points, three lengths of the barrage.

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