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100 games for Memphis: Three key dates in his OL career

Published on 11 February 2019 at 1:31 PM

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The Dutch star reached the century mark with Lyon in Sunday night's match against Nice at the Allianz Riviera.

1st match

Newly arrived from Manchester United during the winter transfer window, the Dutchman made his OL debut against none other than Marseille. Memphis started on the bench and came on in the 79th minute, replacing Mathieu Valbuena in a 3-1 win. All but discarded by José Mourinho in England - playing only 79 minutes in all competitions - in the first half of the 2016/2017 season, Lyon's shiny new signing was taking the first steps to get back on his feet.


50th match

Despite the historical significance for Memphis, Les Gones had a night to forget against Rennes at Groupama Stadium. Once again, the Netherlands international came off the bench, this time with his side down 1-0, but was unable to turn things around. He came dangerously close, however - hitting the post off a cross from Maxwel Cornet. Even with 60% possession and 19 attempted shots, the comeback fell short and a second half penalty for the visitors sealed Lyon's fate. 


100th match

For his 100th appearance with OL, Memphis unfortunately didn't have much to celebrate. Unlike last season, when he scored twice in a 5-0 blowout win, Lyon couldn't find any magic at the Allianz Riviera, where they fell 1-0 to Nice. Les Gones had 23 total shots, but none got past a solid Benitez in goal, who came up huge late in the game to deny Memphis from close range. The Dutchman also came close earlier in the night with a free kick that went just wide. By reaching the century mark with Olympique Lyonnais, Depay is 24 games short of equaling his record for appearances with a club (124 games with PSV Eindhoven).

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