Ten men overcame Laurent Lille to remain third in France

Canadian forward Jonathan David scored twice for Lille, leading all Ligue 1 goalscorers

Canadian Jonathan David scored twice in Lille’s 3-0 win over Strasbourg on Friday to lead the French league with nine goals in 11 games this season.

The 22-year-old from Ottawa is ahead of Brazilians Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, who have eight goals for Paris Saint-Germain, and Laurent Thierry Moffi, who also has eight.

David, who has scored in four consecutive league games, scored from the penalty spot in the 41st minute after Brazilian defender Ismaili was called for a foul.

His second goal came in the 76th minute from close range from a Thiem Weah cross, splitting the defense to slot the ball home. Weah also assisted on Lille’s third goal by Remy Kabila.

David has scored 22 goals in 34 games for Canada and will play a key role in Canada’s attack at the World Cup in Qatar next month.

Lille (6-4-1) improved to sixth in the table, while Strasbourg (1-5-5) dropped one place to 15th.

Lille secured back-to-back league wins for the first time since March. Strasbourg’s winless streak against Lille extended to 10 games since 2018.

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