22/23 France Ligue 1 Team of the Week – 13
The France Ligue 1 round 13 behind us now – as its heads into the 14th week – put together the highest-rated XI based on individual performance.
Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain are the only two sides represented by multiple players, as seven different teams saw their stars featured – [RC Lens, Troyes, Stade Rennais, AJ Auxerre, OGC Nice, Reims and Monaco].
Made a great impact from the bench to power RC Lens past Toulouse on a 3-0 score-line, Lois Openda emerged as the player of the week.
A goalless draw until his introduction in the 56th minute, the 22-year-old Belgium international alarmed his presence after four minutes with a cool head goal – afterwards a well-positioned strike in the 86th and the crucial third at stoppage time (90+2) – a real hero for his side.
Other outstanding performers who made the team as well include – PSG’s duo Neymar and Lionel Messi, who scored and assisted each in a dramatic 4-3 win over Troyes.
Below is the Ligue 1 Team of the week.
Anthony Lopes (Lyon)
Castello Lukeba (Lyon)
Yunis Abdelhamid (Reims)
Guillermo Maripan (Monaco)
Martin Terrier (Rennais)
Hamza Sakhi (Auxerre)
Lionel Messi (PSG)
Youcef Atal (Nice)
Lois Openda (Lens)
Mama Balde (Troyes)