Depay destroys Dijon with hat-trick in Lyon's Ligue 1 opener


Memphis Depay scored a hat-trick as UEFA Champions League semi-finalists Lyon opened their French Ligue 1 campaign with a 4-1 home win over Dijon on Friday.

Lyon reached the last four of European football's top club competition last week, losing 3-0 to eventual winners Bayern Munich having squandered early chances.

Despite falling behind to forward Aurelien Scheidler's opening goal after 14 minutes, Lyon took control against the visitors.

Depay equalised from the penalty spot in the 39th and then, after centre-half Wesley Lautoa scored an own-goal in the 45th, the Netherlands forward latched onto strike partner Karl Toko-Ekambi's cross moments before the break.

Midway through the second half Depay added his second penalty of the night to seal his hat-trick.

Depay missed nearly six months of last season after a serious knee injury and now totals 57 goals in 139 games since joining from Manchester United in January 2017.

Source AAP