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Weah’s hot streak continues with goal in Lille win

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Timothy Weah is back fit for French side Lille and is delivered his latest goalscoring performance for the club on Wednesday.

Weah scored his first Ligue 1 goal of the season, closing out a 2-0 road victory over Dijon. The win was not only Lille’s third in a row in league play, but it also propelled them to top of the standings heading into this weekend’s clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

The 20-year-old forward came on as a second-half substitute for the visitors, and made the most of his time on the pitch. Weah took advantage of an error from Dijon defender Bruno Manga and delivered the final blow in an important road victory.

Weah hit a missile into the top corner before racing off to celebrate his first league goal for the club with his teammates. It was his second goal in his last three appearances across all competitions after scoring against Celtic in last week’s Europa League group stage finale.

Despite being limited to only one start so far this season, Weah’s commitment and hard work was praised by manager Christophe Galtier after the final whistle.

“Timothy is coming out of a tough season and he doesn’t have a lot of playing time,” Galtier said post match. “He works a lot, he is very respectful of choices. He puts determination in the sessions, he shows himself when he comes home, like against Prague But also against Celtic with one goal, and one more tonight. We all know his potential, we see it in every practice.”

Weah will look to make his first league start of the season against his former club PSG on Sunday.

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  1. Very nice strike for sure but is SBI suggesting 1 goal in 2 games prior is the “hot streak” that continues?

    Maybe “Weah scores first league goal for Lille” is a more appropriate headline….

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  2. Never thought much him from U15 up, but Timmy has no fear, is the ultimate pro, has an incredibly positive attitude and amd has always had a great strike. He can drift out of games be sloppy, but he produce….and oh yeah….he has no fear of team and situation. It is something u just can’t teach. Stay healthy Tim, and hopefully the financial mess at Lille works in your favor, and doesn’t hurt you as you come into form. Lille could be Schalke quickly.

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  3. Athletically he has always looked good and his ability to strike a shot is excellent. He is still young and I think his tactical awareness has trailed his physical tools, but tactical awareness is an area that, I think, grows rapidly when a player is 18 to 23. It will be fun to see how things progress.

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  4. Looking forward to Weah’s continued development. He’s shown he has the skills, just needs games to build his consistency and fitness. Last couple games should have helped his confidence and will hopefully lead to more minutes.

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