Tim Weah concludes hot December with another goal in another Lille win

The hottest American in December has been Tim Weah.

After missing most of his first season at French club Lille with hamstring injuries and struggling for playing time in the first four months of his second season, Weah concluded 2020 in style.

He scored the first goal on Wednesday in Lille's 3-2 win at Montpellier. It came into the day in first place in Ligue 1 on goal difference ahead of Lyon, but it heads into the Christmas break in second on goal difference after Lyon beat Nantes, 3-0.

Weah scored in the 23rd minute when he made a perfectly timed run to take Portuguese midfielder Xeka's pass and beat Montpellier keeper Jonas Omlin with a shot with the outside of his right foot.

Les Dogues concluded the year with seven games over three weeks in December, and Weah played in all of them -- five in Ligue 1 and two in the Europa League -- and compiled three goals and an assist in 247 minutes.

The start against Montpellier was his first Ligue 1 start in more than 16 months. He also scored in his other start, against his former club, Celtic, in the Europa League.

Photo by JB Autissier/Panoramic/Icon Sportswire

2 comments about "Tim Weah concludes hot December with another goal in another Lille win".
  1. Seth Vieux, December 24, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

    Great to see Weah coming back strong the last month or so. Really crowded at Lille though at both wings and strikers. While he's playing really well, many others are in similarly great form. ESPN app showed him starting at one of the two striker spots but looked like he and Ikone were interchanging quite a bit between the right side and striker spots. He ran in diagonally from wide right on this goal so still kind of unclear where both Lille and Berhalter see him settling in.

  2. Wooden Ships replied, December 26, 2020 at 11:13 a.m.

    I've been hit and miss with Weah and his progress Seth. I don't however see him as a 9, if that's what GB prefers. I do see a confident Weah playing wide right, with Pulisic wide left. With the development of our midfield pool and backs that can make incisive passes, I'm thinking this can be a formidable attacking side. 

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