Ligue 1: Top five performers of match day 2

Ligue 1 on matchday 2 saw big clubs like Lyon, Marseille, Lille and Rennes win their respective games. OGC Nice have grabbed the top spot in the table temporarily.


Here are the top five performers of the weekend

1. Memphis Depay (Lyon)

The Dutch forward was off to a flying start in Lyon’s first game of the season against Dijon. Despite trailing by a goal at the beginning, Depay inspired his side to a 4-1 win, scoring a hat-trick in the process – including two penalties. The 26-year-old was flamboyant throughout the game, showing off his skills, yet they were effective. The former Manchester United has been linked with a move to FC Barcelona of late. If he ends up staying with Les Gones, he will be a treat for the Ligue 1 fans this season.

2. Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes)

Just days after he was called up to the France national team for the upcoming Nations League, Camavinga came up with an eye-catching performance against Montpellier. The Prodigious midfielder helped his side to a 2-1 win while scoring a breath-taking goal. Camavinga showed once again that he is one of the hottest talents in Europe at the moment. Luckily, he will be able to grace the French top flight this season as he had decided to put up at Rennes amid the links from top clubs.

3. Kasper Dolberg (OGC Nice)

The Danish striker has started the season in the best possible way as he scored a brace against Strasbourg to lead his side to the top of the table. His first goal came via a penalty and his second was a result of a lovely chip over the opponent goalkeeper. Dolberg had a surge in the latter half of the last season, and he looks to be in fine touch at the moment.

4. Romain Hamouma ( St Etienne)

Despite suffering two defeats in the pre-season friendlies, St Etienne produced a big win in their league opener. Thanks to a double from the club legend Romain Hamouma. The 33-year-old scored two impressive goals and is expected to do more in the upcoming season.

5. Bruno Guimaraes (Lyon FC)

Although Depay grabbed the spotlight for his hat-trick, it was Bruno Guimaraes who controlled the midfield. Dijon found it extremely hard to go past the Brazilian prospect. Guimaraes had a brilliant debut campaign, and he is evolving into a greater player with each passing game.

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