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Red-hot Jonathan David nets brace for 1st place Lille in 2-0 win over FC Nantes

The Canadian international continued his fine form Sunday morning, scoring the only two goals to help Lille maintain their league atop Ligue 1.

Lille OSC v Stade de Reims - Ligue 1
Jonathan DAVID of Lille celebrates his goal during the Ligue 1 match
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TORONTO, Canada—Jonathan David is heating up is on fire for Lille OSC.

The Canadian international scored two more goals Sunday afternoon in a 2-0 win over FC Nantes, helping Lille maintain their two-point lead atop Ligue 1. The brace makes it five goals in five games for the 21-year-old striker after scoring just twice in first 25 matches.

David opened the scoring on Sunday on the nine minute mark, doing his part in the build-up before capitalizing on a dreadful defending error with a confident right-footed finish.

The Ottawa native was fortunate more so than anything on his opener, but his second goal of the day in the 83rd minute to help seal the game for his side was nothing short of spectacular, showing off his versatility by providing a left-footed finish worthy of its sleek initial build up.

Lille have now won six-straight matches with the Canadian and fellow Concacaf and U.S. international Timothy Weah spearheading the charge. They currently hold a two-point lead over Olympique Lyonnais and three-point lead over French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Through 24 games, Lille’s 54 points is the club’s best-ever tally at this stage and David rounding into form is a big reason for that. He looks like a completely different player than a few months ago, and now has seven goals and four assists since making a €30 million move from Belgium’s KAA Gent to Ligue 1 in August—the most expensive Canadian transfer to date.

David and Lille are back in action on Wednesday with a French Cup encounter against Dijon FCO before a Valentine’s Day Ligue 1 clash with 12th-place Stade Brestois 29. Look for the Canadian to continue his fine run of form and continue to help put Canada on the map.