Lille consolidated its leadership position by flying over the Derby du Nord on the lawn of Lens (3-0) and put pressure on Paris SG, its competitor in the title race, Friday at the opening of the 36th day of the League 1.
It was once again the Turkish Burak Yilmaz who guided Losc on the path to success by scoring a double in the first period (4th sp and 40th), before Jonathan David sealed the northern success after the break (60th).
The Mastiffs did not have time to tremble on the lawn of the Bollaert-Delelis stadium, around which thousands of Lensois supporters had gathered before the meeting, since they opened the entry score, before finding themselves in numerical superiority shortly after half an hour of play after the exclusion of Clément Michelin (35th).
Lille, who remain on eleven wins and two draws away, where they have conceded only one defeat this season, have achieved capital success in the title race and have already broken the record club points in L1 which dated from 2011 (76 pts), the year of the last title.
With 79 points on the clock, Lille is provisionally four lengths ahead of PSG, eliminated Tuesday from the Champions League and who will have a complicated match on Sunday on the lawn of Rennes, which is fighting for European places.
Then there will be two more matches at Losc, at home against Saint-Etienne and then Angers, to hope to win the Grail.
- Decisive Maignan -
The Mastiffs marked their entry territory by obtaining a penalty after only one minute and five seconds of play!
In the box, Araujo passed on to Yilmaz, who, with his back to the goal, retreated to Bamba, jostled by Seko Fofana when hitting.
Clément Turpin did not hesitate to whistle and the VAR confirmed his decision.
Yilmaz then took off and placed his powerful shot in the top corner (0-1, 4th).
Despite the opening of the scoring, the Sang et Or did not give up and took the game to their own account against Lille who began to retreat.
The Lensois have obtained situations, but sinned in the last gesture, like this shot crushed by Fofana in the area (18th).
Then, after a loss of the ball from Bamba in the middle of the field, Ignatius Ganago, alerted at the entrance to the area, benefited from a favorable counter and got rid of the marking of Sven Botman before placing a shot repelled by Mike Maignan then cleared by the Dutch defender (28th).
The Cameroonian RCL striker, who posed big problems for the Lille defense, obtained a new opportunity shortly afterwards but his attempt at a closed angle was again annihilated by the doorman of the Dogues (34th), who was once again shown decisive.
- The Yilmaz missile -
In the process, the Artesian hopes flew in quick succession the severe exclusion of Michelin for a second warning (35th) and the second magnificent goal of Losc signed Yilmaz, who brought his total of goals in L1 to 15.
Served about thirty meters from the goal, the captain of the Turkish selection pushed the ball and fired from the left, a missile as sudden as it was splendid which went to lodge in the skylight of Leca, who did not sketch the slightest gesture (0-2, 40th).
Upon returning from the locker room, Losc maintained its grip on the match against an impotent RCL.
Thus, Leca kept his team in the match by narrowly deflecting a curled shot from Luiz Araujo (55 ').
But the Artesian goalkeeper was, on the other hand, involved in Lille's third goal: after a poor recovery from Loïc Badé, Bamba unleashed a shot badly repulsed by Corsica on David, who struck in a pivot to worsen the mark (0-3, 60th).
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