Lyon 4-1 Dijon: Memphis Depay hits a hat-trick as Champions League semi-finalists begin new Ligue 1 season with a comeback victory just NINE DAYS after their last campaign ended in defeat by Bayern Munich
Memphis Depay scored a hat trick as Champions League semifinalist Lyon opened its French league campaign with a 4-1 home win against Dijon on Friday.
Lyon reached the last four of European football’s top club competition last week, losing 3-0 to eventual winner Bayern Munich having squandered early chances.
Despite falling behind to forward Aurelien Scheidler’s opening goal after 14 minutes, Lyon took control against the visitors.
Memphis Depay inspired Lyon to victory with a fantastic hat-trick against Dijon on Friday
Lyon originally fell behind to Dijon thanks to Aurelien Scheidler’s shocking 14th minute goal
But the Champions League semi-finalists soon got into their rhythm and taking control
Depay started off the season with a bang with two of his three goals coming from the spot
Rudi Garcia is hoping Lyon can improve from their very average 7th place finish last season
Depay equalized from the penalty spot in the 39th and then, after center half Wesley Lautoa scored an own-goal in the 45th, the Netherlands forward latched onto strike partner Karl Toko-Ekambi’s cross moments before the break.
Midway through the second half Depay added his second penalty of the night.
Depay missed nearly six months of last season after a serious knee injury and now totals 57 goals in 139 games since joining from Manchester United in January 2017.