Memphis Depay has immediately been of great value in the first game of Olympique Lyon in the new Ligue 1 season. The Orange-international made a hat-trick in the home game against Dijon that was won 4-1.
Memphis equalized for Lyon six minutes before half time from a penalty kick, after Maxwel Cornet was knocked out in the box by Ahmad Ngouyamsa. On the stroke of half time, the striker also made it 3-1 with a ticker and halfway through the second half he used another penalty.
Memphis also gave the cross with Wesley Lautoa’s own goal, which gave Lyon the lead. Aurélien Scheidler had scored Dijon’s opening goal with a hard slide in the fourteenth minute.
Memphis made his second, third and fourth hit in an official game since his return after a serious knee injury. Three weeks ago, he also used a penalty for Lyon in the return against Juventus (2-1 loss) in the eighth finals of the Champions League, with which he helped his team to a place in the quarter-finals.
Memphis played at Olympique Lyon until just under twenty minutes before the end, where Kenny Tete just came within the lines at that moment.
Memphis scored two of his three goals from the spot. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Lyon misses Aouar due to infection with coronavirus
Lyon could not have Houssem Aouar against Dijon. The midfielder was told just before kick-off that he was infected with the corona virus, although he does not show any symptoms. As a result, Aouar also drops out of the French national team, for which he was called up for the first time.
Aouar is already the third French international to test positive for the corona virus. Earlier it was established that Paul Pogba and Tanguy Ndombele are infected with COVID-19.
Lyon did not play during the first round last week, so that the team got enough rest after the lost semi-final in the Champions League against Bayern Munich (0-3). Paris Saint-Germain, which lost the Champions League final against Bayern (0-1) last Sunday, has yet to play the first league match.