Canadian Jonathan David scores twice for Lille, leads French Ligue 1 with 9 goals


Canadian Jonathan David scored twice in Lille’s 3-0 win over Strasbourg on Friday to guide the French Ligue 1 with 9 goals in 11 video games this season.

The 22-year-old from Ottawa tops Brazil’s Neymar and France’s Kylian Mbappe, who’ve eight goals apiece for Paris Saint-German, and Lorient’s Terem Moffi who can also be on eight.

David, who has goals in 4 straight league video games, scored within the forty first minute from the penalty spot after Brazilian defender Ismaily was referred to as for a foul.

His second objective got here within the 76th minute from shut vary off a Tim Weah cross, splitting the defence to faucet the ball residence. Weah additionally assisted on Lille’s third objective by Remy Cabella.

David has 22 goals in 34 appearances for Canada and can play a significant function within the nation’s assault at subsequent month’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Playing alongside Cyle Larin the final worldwide pleasant window, David scored towards Qatar, whereas being held off the scoresheet towards Urugay. 

With the win, Lille (6-4-1) improved to sixth within the Ligue 1 desk, whereas Strasbourg (1-5-5) dropped one place to fifteenth.


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