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WATCH: Dimitri Payet is still scoring absolute worldies for Marseille

The former West Ham man is Marseille's captain and talisman and scored a beauty against Leipzig

Look away now West Ham fans.

That’s because public enemy number one and king serpent Dimitri Payet is still producing moments of magic over 12 months after his controversial Hammers exit.


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Ex-West Ham star Dimitri Payet is the No1 creator in Europe's Big Five leagues

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Payet famously went on strike in east London to break the hearts of Irons’ fans who adored him so much, demanding a return to France.

He’s since become Marseille’s captain and creative master – and is still scoring simply sublime goals.

And his strike for the Ligue 1 club tonight was not only stunning, it was also worth its weight in gold.

That’s because Payet put Marseille 4-2 up against Leipzig on the night, enough to take them through to the Europa League semi-finals 4-3 on aggregate.

Collecting a one two with Florian Thauvin, Payet steadied himself 30 yards out.

The Frenchman then threw in a step over to get away from the Leipzig defender.

And did he have the composure to finish? You bet he did, completely unnecessarily with a beautiful strike caressed with the outside of his boot into the top corner.

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Payet has gone slightly off the radar since his move back home, but could he inspire Marseille to Europa League success this season?


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