Faced with too timorous Nice people reduced to ten, Lille took another step towards the title by winning 2-0, Saturday, May 1.
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Lille did not tremble. Despite the pressure put by PSG’s victory against Lens (2-1), LOSC responded with a controlled success against Nice (2-0) on Saturday, May 1. Launched on the road to the title since his victory in Lyon (3-2) last Sunday, Lille continues to dream. And to shine.
Because Lille will never really be afraid in this meeting against the 9th in Ligue 1. And they were able to count on their Turkish contingent to transform a good performance in the game into a convincing victory. As often, Burak Yilmaz was the first to strike, from the 13th minute. On a throwback from Jonathan David, the “Kral” (king) found the opposing small net from outside the box.
13 – Burak Yilmaz has scored 13 goals in Ligue 1 this season, the highest total for a Turkish player in a single year in the top flight since Mevlut Erding in 2009/10 with Paris (15). Bosphorus. #LOSCOGCN pic.twitter.com/n8SEUZIMmZ
– OptaJean (@OptaJean) May 1, 2021
Already easily domineering against Nice too little forward, Lille found themselves in numerical superiority from the start of the second period. Jordan Lotomba had already come close to expulsion in the first act, for a sole on Jonathan Bamba (35th). He finally held on until the 48th minute before receiving a second yellow card … for a sole on Jonathan Bamba.
Sensing the right opportunity, Lille then increased the pressure. After the Turkish striker, the side Zeki Çelik took advantage of a missed clearance from William Saliba, whose head returned the ball to the entrance to the surface, to achieve a nice volley after rebound (55th).
– LOSC (@losclive) May 1, 2021
This success puts Lille back at the top of Ligue 1, one point ahead of PSG. On the way to the title, the LOSC has only three stops: Lens, next Friday, then Saint-Etienne and Angers. If these last two clubs have nothing more to play in the league, Racing is aiming for 5th place and Europe. Rarely has a Northern Derby been so high in recent years. Woe to the vanquished.