Divock Origi & Marcos Lopes inspire Lille to Ligue 1 summit

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Lille are currently leading the French Ligue 1 as they ran out 2-0 winners in last weekend game against Nantes, and it was thanks to Liverpool's youngster Divock Origi and Manchester City's Marcos Lopes after a good performance from the pair.

Showcasing some brilliant skills in Lille's attacking display, Origi and Lopes gifted the Lille first place in Ligue 1, grabbing their second win in five matches.

Origi opened the score one minute after the interval with a powerful header following a brilliant cross on the right flank from Florent Balmont, but team-mate Lopes wanted his name on the scoresheet too. The pair went on to play some great passing movement upfront that allowed the City boy to score Lille's second superbly three minutes later, with a left footed shot from the middle of the box to the bottom left corner.

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Promising players

The 18-year-old attacking midfielder, Lopes, joined Lille this summer on a season long loan from Manchester City and has now scored his first in France.

The Belgian forward Origi, however, has scored one more goal than the Portuguese, Lopes, scoring twice in four games for Lille since joining back from Liverpool this summer.

Earlier in July Liverpool secured Origi's services for £10 million but the 19-year-old flown straight back to France to stay for one more season, on loan this time.

Liverpool's new recruit went through the Lille's youth system joining Lille B Team - Lille Reserve Team - in 2011. He then made his name in the First Team playing 40 matches and scoring on six occasion between 2012 and 2014 - netting on his debut to secure Lille a draw against Troyes in 2013.

Concerning Lopes, the youngster played Youth football in Spain with Benfica but in 2011 tittle-holders Manchester City brought him at the club, seeing a lot of potential in his football.

Lopes played five times with City's First Team but is yet to make his Premier League debut, playing in some FA Cup and Carling Cup matches.

But he didn't wait too long to make an impact with City. On his debut with City in a FA Cup clash against Watford, in 2013, Lopes came on as a 88-minute substitute and simply scored City's third and final goal of the game within two minutes on stoppage time.

Improving the youngsters

Now, both side Liverpool and Manchester City are trying to improve the players with a loan spell at Lille, hoping they would become top players in the near future; and the French side can only benefit of their growing skills and football that may push Lille for glory this year.

While Lille are currently leading the the French ligue, big-spending PSG have, again, drew against a mid-table team Rennes and now stand fifth with a three point gap behind first place.

If Lille can maintain or even increase their lead, they may be on the right path to claim their fourth tittle in their history, claiming their latest in the 2010-2011 season.

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