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Depay treble sees Lyon beat Nice and pip Marseille to Champions League spot

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay struck a wonderful hat-trick as Lyon fought back to beat Nice 3-2 at the Groupama Stadium on Saturday to qualify for the Champions League from Ligue 1 at the expense of Marseille.

Monaco saw off relegated Troyes 3-0 to wrap up second spot behind champions Paris Saint-Germain, as Bruno Genesio’s Lyon finished one point clear of Marseille in third after a dramatic final day of the season.

Depay treble sees Lyon beat Nice and pip Marseille to Champions League spot

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay struck a wonderful hat-trick as Lyon fought back to beat Nice 3-2 at the Groupama Stadium on Saturday to qualify for the Champions League from Ligue 1 at the expense of Marseille.

Monaco saw off relegated Troyes 3-0 to wrap up second spot behind champions Paris Saint-Germain, as Bruno Genesio’s Lyon finished one point clear of Marseille in third after a dramatic final day of the season.

Depay stars as Lyon beat Nantes to go second

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay continued his remarkable run of form with a goal and an assist as Lyon beat Nantes 2-0 on Saturday to strengthen their grip on a top-three spot in Ligue 1.

Bruno Genesio’s men moved into second in the table with three matches to play, two points above stuttering Monaco and three clear of Marseille.

Five-star Lyon take another step towards Champions League return

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Paris (AFP) – Captain Nabil Fekir scored a superb goal as Lyon stayed on course for a return to the Champions League by romping to a 5-2 win at Dijon in Ligue 1 on Friday.

Memphis Depay, Houssem Aouar, Bertrand Traore and Maxwel Cornet were also on target for the visitors in Burgundy, as a rampant Lyon claimed a sixth consecutive league victory.

Five-star Lyon take another step towards Champions League return

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Paris (AFP) – Captain Nabil Fekir scored a superb goal as Lyon stayed on course for a return to the Champions League by romping to a 5-2 win at Dijon in Ligue 1 on Friday.

Memphis Depay, Houssem Aouar, Bertrand Traore and Maxwel Cornet were also on target for the visitors in Burgundy, as a rampant Lyon claimed a sixth consecutive league victory.

Depay helps Lyon maintain Champions League assault

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Paris (France) (AFP) – Memphis Depay grabbed a goal and an assist as Lyon secured a fifth straight Ligue 1 win by beating Amiens 3-0 on Saturday to continue their push for a place in next season’s Champions League.

Dutch international Depay, who had a hand in all five goals against Metz last weekend, set up Mariano Diaz for the opening goal against Amiens on 30 minutes.

Depay helps Lyon maintain Champions League assault

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Paris (France) (AFP) – Memphis Depay grabbed a goal and an assist as Lyon secured a fifth straight Ligue 1 win by beating Amiens 3-0 on Saturday to continue their push for a place in next season’s Champions League.

Dutch international Depay, who had a hand in all five goals against Metz last weekend, set up Mariano Diaz for the opening goal against Amiens on 30 minutes.

Depay stars again as Lyon leapfrog Marseille in Champions League race

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay continued his hot streak of form as Lyon won 5-0 at Metz on Sunday to climb above Marseille as the two sides fight it out for Champions League qualification in France.

The Dutchman scored one goal and set up the other four, with Lyon claiming a fourth consecutive win to move into third place in Ligue 1 above Marseille, who could only draw 0-0 with Montpellier in the late game.

Depay stars again as Lyon leapfrog Marseille in Champions League race

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay continued his hot streak of form as Lyon won 5-0 at Metz on Sunday to climb above Marseille as the two sides fight it out for Champions League qualification in France.

The Dutchman scored one goal and set up the other four, with Lyon claiming a fourth consecutive win to move into third place in Ligue 1 above Marseille, who could only draw 0-0 with Montpellier in the late game.

Depay stars again as Lyon boost Champions League bid

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay continued his hot streak of form as Lyon turned up the pressure in the fight for Champions League qualification in France with a 5-0 win at bottom side Metz on Sunday.

The Dutchman scored one goal and set up the other four, with Lyon claiming a fourth consecutive win to climb up into third place in Ligue 1 above Marseille.

Depay stars again as Lyon boost Champions League bid

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay continued his hot streak of form as Lyon turned up the pressure in the fight for Champions League qualification in France with a 5-0 win at bottom side Metz on Sunday.

The Dutchman scored one goal and set up the other four, with Lyon claiming a fourth consecutive win to climb up into third place in Ligue 1 above Marseille.

Dutch give Koeman first win by cruising past Portugal

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Geneva (AFP) – Ronald Koeman claimed his first win in charge of the Netherlands national team as the Dutch cruised to a comfortable 3-0 friendly victory over an uninspired Portugal in Geneva on Monday.

The three-time World Cup runners-up have failed to qualify for this year’s finals in Russia, but Koeman’s second game at the helm saw goals from Memphis Depay, Ryan Babel and Virgil van Dijk seal an impressive win.

Depay grabs Lyon dramatic win over top-three rivals Marseille

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay’s last-gasp winner clinched Lyon a thrilling 3-2 victory at Marseille on Sunday that kept them firmly in the hunt for Champions League qualification.

Kostas Mitroglou looked to have snatched Marseille a vital point with an 84th-minute equaliser to make it 2-2, but Depay showed great bravery to nod home in the final minute of normal time.

Depay grabs Lyon dramatic win over top-three rivals Marseille

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay’s last-gasp winner clinched Lyon a thrilling 3-2 victory at Marseille on Sunday that kept them firmly in the hunt for Champions League qualification.

Kostas Mitroglou looked to have snatched Marseille a vital point with an 84th-minute equaliser to make it 2-2, but Depay showed great bravery to nod home in the final minute of normal time.

Ballsy Dani Alves dismisses red card criticism

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain full-back Dani Alves insisted on Monday he has the broad shoulders and “well-placed” balls to live with criticism over his dismissal against Lyon on Sunday.

Alves was sent off for dissent just before the hour mark of PSG’s 2-1 defeat in Lyon after a furious reaction to a free-kick decision that went against him.

Ballsy Dani Alves dismisses red card criticism

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain full-back Dani Alves insisted on Monday he has the broad shoulders and “well-placed” balls to live with criticism over his dismissal against Lyon on Sunday.

Alves was sent off for dissent just before the hour mark of PSG’s 2-1 defeat in Lyon after a furious reaction to a free-kick decision that went against him.

Atalanta beat Lyon to top Europa League group

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Paris (AFP) – Andrea Petagna’s early strike saw Atalanta complete an unbeaten Europa League group-stage campaign with a 1-0 win over Lyon on Thursday, while AC Milan were beaten by Rijeka in Croatia.

Atalanta, coming off the back of a stunning 5-1 win at Everton a fortnight ago, edged out in-form Lyon to finish top of Group E as former Milan striker Petagna scored his fourth goal of the season in the 10th minute.

Atalanta beat Lyon to top Europa League group

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Paris (AFP) – Andrea Petagna’s early strike saw Atalanta complete an unbeaten Europa League group-stage campaign with a 1-0 win over Lyon on Thursday, while AC Milan were beaten by Rijeka in Croatia.

Atalanta, coming off the back of a stunning 5-1 win at Everton a fortnight ago, edged out in-form Lyon to finish top of Group E as former Milan striker Petagna scored his fourth goal of the season in the 10th minute.

Lyon thrash sorry Nice to go second

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay starred as Lyon thumped Nice 5-0 on Sunday to move into second behind Paris Saint-Germain in the Ligue 1 table.

The Dutch winger scored twice at Nice’s Allianz Riviera home as Lyon brushed off the absence of captain Nabil Fekir through illness to leapfrog Monaco on goals scored, ahead of the clash between the principality club and PSG later on Sunday.

Lyon thrash sorry Nice to go second

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Paris (AFP) – Memphis Depay starred as Lyon thumped Nice 5-0 on Sunday to move into second behind Paris Saint-Germain in the Ligue 1 table.

The Dutch winger scored twice at Nice’s Allianz Riviera home as Lyon brushed off the absence of captain Nabil Fekir through illness to leapfrog Monaco on goals scored, ahead of the clash between the principality club and PSG later on Sunday.

Depay hits hat-trick in Lyon romp

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Paris (AFP) – Lyon climbed to fourth in Ligue 1 on Sunday with a 5-0 away win at promoted Troyes as Dutch striker Memphis Depay scored a second-half hat-trick.

The 23-year-old Depay joined Lyon in January 2017 from Manchester United and is finding his feet in France now that Lyon have sold Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal.

Brilliant Mbappe leads Monaco back to French summit

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Paris (AFP) – Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe produced another stylish winning goal as Monaco climbed back to the top of Ligue 1 with a 2-1 victory at Lyon on Sunday.

A seventh straight league win leaves Monaco level with Paris Saint Germain on 80 points but with a game in hand on the champions and a far superior goal difference.

Brilliant Mbappe leads Monaco back to French summit

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Paris (AFP) – Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe produced another stylish winning goal as Monaco climbed back to the top of Ligue 1 with a 2-1 victory at Lyon on Sunday.

A seventh straight league win leaves Monaco level with Paris Saint Germain on 80 points but with a game in hand on the champions and a far superior goal difference.

Determined Depay seeking renaissance at Lyon

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Paris (AFP) – With three goals in seven league games, including a brace against Metz last weekend, former Manchester United outcast Memphis Depay is striving to reignite his career in France with Lyon.

“He’s making good progress and is proving that we did well to recruit him,” said coach Bruno Genesio, after Lyon stumped up an initial fee of 16 million euros ($17 million) to prise him away from Old Trafford.

Old boy Benzia condemns Lyon to defeat

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Paris (AFP) Yassine Benzia punished former side Lyon with his first goals of the season to hand Lille a 2-1 win at Parc OL in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Algeria international Benzia, who joined Lille from Lyon in 2015, scored for the first time in over a year with a deflected first-half strike before adding a second from the penalty spot.

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Football Tat: Lyon Produce Official Mug And Merchandise To Commemorate ‘Famous’ 2-1 Win Over PSG (Photo)

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Olympique Lyonnais have drawn a whole heap of mockery from PSG fans after a range of merchandise commemorating their recent 2-1 win over the Parisians appeared in their club shop.

A 94th-minute winner from Memphis Depay saw Lyon plunder a dramatic victory that ate into PSG's lead at the top of Ligue 1, reducing the deficit between the two sides to a mere eight points.

Suits You Sir: Memphis Depay Dresses Up To The Nines In Leopard Print On Family Trip To Italy (Photos)

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Having proposed a week or two ago, Memphis Depay is currently enjoying a prolonged holiday in Italy with fiancee Lori Harvey and her entire family.

For the record, Lori is the daughter of US game-show host Steve Harvey, who is basically America's answer to Les Dennis.

Of course we know that Memphis is an absolute stone-dead, cold case of a victim when it comes to fashion, having wowed us with a wide array of haute-couture ensembles in the past from ' Dandy Matador ' right through to ' Homeless Peruvian Panpipe Virtuoso '.

Belle Of The Ball: Memphis Depay Turns Up To French Football Awards Wearing Gold-Studded Matador Jacket (Photos & Video)

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Memphis Depay stole the show on the red carpet ahead of the UNFP Trophy gala (France's annual football awards ceremony) in Paris last night.

Indeed, the Lyon winger opted for a demure gold-studded matador's jacket for the occasion, as coupled with a little black dickie bow...

Merci @Memphis pour cette arrivée #tropheesunfp @OL #lequipetype pic.

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Vincent Janssen at Spurs and 6 other Eredivisie stars who flopped in the Premier League

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A penny for Vincent Janssen's thoughts. He would have expected to start this season as Tottenham Hotspur's second choice striker, battling with Son Heung-min for the right to understudy Harry...

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Good Start: L’Equipe Award Memphis Depay Solid 2/10 Match Rating On Full Lyon Debut

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Memphis Depay made his full debut for Lyon in Sunday night's Rhone derby clash against Saint-Etienne.

After coming on for the last 30 minutes of last week's defeat against Marseille, Depay made his first start in what was to prove to be another disappointing night for OL.

Saint-Etienne ended up coasting to a 2-0 victory, with Depay lasting 65 minutes before being taken off and replaced for the remainder.

Bid Accepted, Medical Sorted, Manchester United Deal For “New Carrick”

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Yesterday we reported on a story by the BBC that said Manchester United midfielder Sean Goss was set to undergo a medical with Queens Park Rangers ahead of a move to the London club. Today, highly-rated BBC Sport journalist Simon Stone has Tweeted that the deal has now been done.

Sean Goss to @QPR now done.

Official: Memphis Depay Completes £16m Move From Man Utd To Anywhere Else (Photo)

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That's it. It's done. Memphis Depay is officially an employee of Olympique Lyonnaise.

The Dutch winger has completed his long-awaited transfer from Manchester United to anywhere elsefor an initial fee of £16million, though that will rise to around £21million should certain stipulations be met in the future.

Antoine Griezmann’s Likely Jersey Number At Manchester United Is Revealed

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Antoine Griezmann could be handed the No.7 shirt should he make the switch to Manchester United in the summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The shirt is currently taken by Memphis Depay who is on the verge of a January move to Lyon after falling out of favour at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman's departure will leave the shirt free for the rest of the season with Antoine Griezmann heavily tipped to join the Red Devils in the summer.

Man Utd: Misfiring Dutch Winger Memphis Depay Set For £16m Lyon Move

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Memphis Depay's nightmare spell at Manchester United looks set to end with the Red Devils agreeing to sell the Dutch international to Ligue 1 side Lyon.

The French club will cough up £16million for the 22 year-old, although that could rise to £21.7million with add-ons.

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Depay was brought to Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal on the back of a superb 2014/15 season in the Netherlands with PSV, with the winger topping the scoring charts and inspiring his side to the Eredivisie title.

Manchester United agree major deal for £75,000-per-week forward

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French club, Lyon, have agreed to a deal to sign Manchester United forward, Memphis Depay. The Red Devils have agreed to sell him for around €17m (£14.75m), with the fee capable of rising to €25m if a series of add-ons are triggered.

United rejected a £13m bid from Lyon earlier this month.

Manchester United set to complete transfer of 22-yr-old winger in the next 48 hours

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French club, Lyon, have submitted an improved offer, as compared to their previous £13m bid, for Manchester United winger, Memphis Depay. The Red Devils are ready to let the Dutch winger leave the club in the January transfer window.

According to reports from the Mirror, Depay could complete his transfer to Lyon within the next 48 hours.

RoM reads

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Scott writes for ESPN about whether Wayne Rooney should be regarded as a United legend.

The Daily Recordhas positive news on Marcos Rojo's injury.

The Guardian wonders what the future holds for Wayne Rooney.

The Mirror reports on Jose Mourinho's comments about Memphis Depay.

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15 goals, 9 assists: West Ham should try again to sign £16m forward this summer

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West Ham were one of the clubs who were interested in signing Memphis Depay from Manchester United back in the January window of 2017.

According to reports from the Daily Star, the Hammers were vying for his signature, as Depay was all set to leave the Old Trafford club.

In the end, French club Lyon sealed the signing of the Dutch winger after they agreed to pay an initial fee of around £16 million.

The lost art of the winger

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There is no right or wrong way to support your football club. It's a deeply personal journey for us all. Yet every club has certain characteristics to which those that love them can all relate. Manchester United is no different.

If every United fan was asked to pick a defining image, a single moment in time, one that summed up what the club meant to them, the images would fill volumes.