Xherdan Shaqiri: Fan footage of his first Lyon assist has gone viral

Lyon fans already love Xherdan Shaqiri!

Xherdan Shaqiri's debut for Lyon was hugely positive.

The bulky Swiss attacker started the French team's Ligue 1 match versus Strasbourg last Sunday and helped achieve a 3-1 victory.

Shaqiri even produced the assist for Lyon's second goal in the 64th-minute of play, with the former Liverpool man's inch-perfect cross headed in by Jason Denayer.

It's great to see Shaqiri starting football matches and making key contributions, because he really is a wonderfully talented footballer.

On his day, the 29-year-old is world-class and a player capable of making the very best defenders on the planet look silly.

He's also a very popular guy, which is further highlighted in footage of his first Lyon assist from the stands.

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The video captured by a fan shows the incredible reception Shaqiri received from the home team's supporters while getting ready to take a corner, something which he acknowledged with a thumbs up.

Unsurprisingly, the fans went absolutely bonkers when his cross was met powerfully by Denayer's head and you can check out the fantastic footage for yourself below.

Video: Lyon fans adore Shaqiri

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Is it really any wonder that video has gone viral on Twitter?

It's footage that serves as a reminder as to why football is so special and why none of us should ever take it for granted.

We also feel it's necessary to highlight that Shaqiri's superb assist was performed with his supposedly 'weaker' right foot.

Not bad, Xherdan.

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Lyon really does look like the perfect place for Shaqiri and it would be no surprise whatsoever if he came close to replicating the form Memphis Depay showed at the club.

Shaqiri has failed to really settle at a team since leaving Basel.

He never made the grade at Bayern Munich, found the going even tougher at Inter Milan, flattered to deceive for much of his time at Stoke City and then predictably struggled for game time at Liverpool.

But at Lyon, you feel as if the stars have aligned for the Swiss star and if they have, Ligue 1 defenders should be very, very afraid.

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