Villeneuve-d'Ascq (AFP)

Losc had however quickly opened the scoring by Jonathan David (19th), before sorely lacking in efficiency and seeing the Bretons equalize on a deflected free kick from Romain Faivre (32nd).

The Brestois could even have won with more realism in the second half, while the Northerners were almost unable to be dangerous.

At the end of the match, the public booed their team and some supporters even chanted "Wet the jersey" and "Gourvennec resignation".

Forward Burak Yilmaz, a fan favorite last season but still hasn't found his way to the net this season, was even whistled when he was substituted.

The Mastiffs, who could provisionally return to equal points with the third, Marseille, if successful, remain in the soft belly and confirm their very slow start to the exercise (9th, 15 points).

The Stade Brestois, which has still not won this season, now has 6 units on the clock after having earned a deserved point and goes back to 18th place.

From the start of the meeting, the Mastiffs confiscated the ball and settled in the Breton camp.

Logically, the first opportunity was therefore Lille, but Xeka, on a cross from Zeki Celik, did not find the frame while he was in an ideal position in the area (8th).

Lille striker Jonathan David celebrates his goal against Brest in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, October 23, 2021 DENIS CHARLET AFP

Shortly after, David was effective: launched full axis by his captain Jose Fonte, he feigned the strike from the right before scoring his seventh goal of the season with a flat left foot (1-0, 19th).

Lack of efficiency

Then Yilmaz found the small net on a center back from Timothy Weah (23rd), before the American lost a duel with Marco Bizot in the wake (25th).

This lack of efficiency of Losc, recurring this year, cost him dearly since Brest equalized a few minutes later on his only shot on target in the first period: a free kick from Romain Faivre was deflected by Xeka, who was in the wall, and goalkeeper Ivo Grbic, taken on the wrong foot, could only touch the ball (1-1, 32nd).

After the break, the Northerners resumed their domination, but showed too much waste to worry about the Brest defense, except on a resumption of Weah (66th).

It was even the Bretons who were the most dangerous against, like this strike from Faivre repelled by Grbic (58th) or a shot from Franck Honorat narrowly deflected for a corner by Reinildo (67th).

The Croatian goalkeeper of Lille then rejected a new attempt by Honorat, while Steve Mounié, who had followed well, sent his head just above (72nd).

Lille striker Jonathan David is well contained by the defense of Brest during the match played in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, October 23, 2021 DENIS CHARLET AFP

Despite the very noticed entry into play of Renato Sanches, Lille, very clumsy in the last 30 meters, failed to break the Finistère lock and recorded another very disappointing result.

This performance is not really reassuring as the Mastiffs will challenge Paris SG then Sevilla in the next 10 days ...

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