Weah scores third goal of season for Lille

Weah scores third goal of season for Lille

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Weah scores third goal of season for Lille

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Timothy Weah’s good run of form for Lille continued on Wednesday with the American forward adding to his goal tally this season.

Weah got the start for Christophe Galtier’s side at Montpellier and scored the opening goal for the Ligue 1 club in an eventual 3-2 win. It was Weah’s third goal in his last five combined appearances for Lille, continuing what has been a stellar run for the U.S. Men’s National Team forward.

The 20-year-old broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute after a great run upfield and a superb finish under pressure. Xeka’s through ball allowed Weah to break the Montpellier backline, before poking a shot past Jonas Omlin and into the back of the net.

It was Weah’s second league goal of the 2020-21 season after scoring the insurance goal in a 2-0 road win over Dijon back on December 16th.

Despite seeing Montpellier hit back twice in the second-half, Lille would steal all three points with Burak Yilmaz’s 86th minute finish proving to be the winning goal.

Weah would play 75 minutes for Lille in the match, completing 73% of his passes and also making two recoveries. His strong run of form has helped Lille remain near the top of the Ligue 1 table, drawing level with leading Lyon on 36 points.

The club will head into a winter break before returning to league play on January 6th against Angers.

 

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