Depay started and finished a move in the 55th minute, sweeping home from Denzel Dumfries’ cross, to add to Georgino Wijnaldum’s two first-half strikes.
Only Wijnaldum himself, with a FC player rating of 8.8, was ranked higher on the night.
Depay showed off his full arsenal of attacking talents. He had four shots in total, the second most in the game after Steven Berghuis. A game-high of three of these were on target.
He also had an impressive five touches in the box and enjoyed a welcome return to form for Holland, having gone a year without scoring for the national team.
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Depay match stats
|Touches in box||5|
|On Target||3||Rank #1|
This performance will surely have alerted Barcelona, who attempted to sign Depay in the summer transfer window.
Blaugrana manager Ronald Koeman, who coached Depay for Holland, has made no secret of his admiration for the Lyon attacker.
Depay has five goals and three assists in all competitions this season for club and country, averaging 3.3 shots a game and an eye-catching seven dribbles per 90 minutes.
His contract expires at the end of the current season and, although Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said he doesn't want to sell Depay midway through the season, Barcelona are expected to test their resolve with a new bid in January.