Watch: Hatem Ben Arfa Scores Stunning Goal As Rennes Claim 2-0 Win Over Lyon

Hatem Ben Arfa has a knack for the superb and his second goal in Rennes colours was an absolute beauty.

The former Newcastle United and Marseille winger left Paris Saint-Germain after his contract with the Parisians came to an end, following a dismal end to his spell with the club.

He was linked with a move back to the Premier League and even a return to Nice, where he flourished under Claude Puel and notched a superb tally of 17 goals in 2015/16.

The 31-year old elected to move to Rennes and so far it looks like the move is playing out pretty well. He opened his account for the club against Montpellier a couple of weeks back and followed it up with a worldie in the 2-0 win away at Lyon last night.

Image: PA
Image: PA

With half-time approaching, the ex France international received the ball around 30 yards, dummied the ball twice to work an opening and fired the ball into the bottom far corner.


Anthony Lopes in the Lyon goal was routed to the spot and couldn't help but watch Ben Arfa add another stunning goal to his collection. His kids are going to think he was the greatest of all-time when he shows them YouTube clips.

It would only be right that he forces them to watch his sensational solo strike for Newcastle against Bolton on repeat.

Rennes scored a second just before half-time through Theoson Siebatcheu and claimed a huge win against a side that Manchester City failed to beat in two games this season.

After going a whole year without playing for PSG, it's great to see Ben Arfa enjoying his football and doing bits again.

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