Tim Weah has worked his way back into the picture with Ligue 1 side Lille over the last two weeks and the American winger gained some needed confidence in Friday’s shutout win over Strasbourg.
Weah came off the bench for Paulo Fonseca’s squad and registered two assists in a 3-0 victory. It was Weah’s second-consecutive appearance since missing over two months with an ankle injury.
Jonathan David’s penalty-kick finish in the 41st minute boosted Lille ahead 1-0 on the road, giving the Canadian forward his first goal of the evening.
Weah came off the bench in the 65th minute and helped set up his fellow Concacaf forward to ice Lille’s victory. His hard-hit cross from the right wing in the 76th minute was tapped home by David to give Lille a 2-0 lead.
Weah’s impressive cameo was not finished though as the 22-year-old connected with Remy Cabella for a third Lille goal of the match. His cross was capped off by Cabella’s one-time finish just inside the Strasbourg box.
The performance marked Weah’s first two assists of the Ligue 1 season and a Lille victory that moved it up to sixth place in the league standings. Weah will aim for continued minutes over the next month with the FIFA World Cup only five weeks away.
Lille hosts Monaco on October 23 before visiting Lyon on Oct. 30.