Lille Wins the Shock and Gets Back to PSG
Dominated in the second period, Lille resisted to win in Rennes (0-1) this Sunday during the 21st day of Ligue 1. A success that allows LOSC to join Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the championship. And to take a comfortable lead over his opponent of the day. Jonathan David scored the only goal of the game. We will not have witnessed the expected shock but there is no doubt that Christophe Galtier and his men do not care this Sunday evening. The LOSC coach saw his team win in Rennes (0-1), another contender for the podium, and achieve a good operation in the standings. David punishes Salin A success built up in the first period since it was Lille which gradually took control of the game. The start was rich in intensity but the middle battle was quite clearly in favor of the Mastiffs. It was still necessary to wait a quarter of an hour to see David solicit a first time the goalkeeper Salin. But on the corner that followed, the Rennes goalkeeper returned the ball poorly and allowed the Canadian striker to open the scoring (0-1, 16th)! And Lille could have doubled the bet almost in the wake, when Yazici collided with Salin after one of the many losses of Breton ball. Rennes almost harmless It was getting hard for Rennes, whose central defender Aguerd conceded a penalty, finally refused for a millimeter offside from David! Fortunately for them, Julien Stéphan’s men ended this first act a little better. But apart from the strike of Truffert blocked by Fonte, Maignan was absolutely not worried. The international tricolor was a little more in demand in the second period, but nothing very dangerous. Rennes however reversed the physiognomy of the match with a big domination, with the help of a good high pressing at the loss of ball. Insufficient to create real chances, except for Grenier’s frank free kick in added time. Rather, it was Lille’s David who continued to try his luck as the pace of the game declined over the minutes. This is how the solid LOSC joined the Parisian leader and put an end to the invincibility of 7 matches for Rennes. The score of the match: 4/10 This attractive poster unfortunately did not keep all its promises. Each team has had its period and the chances weren’t that many. The proof, the only goal of the game was caused by a goalkeeper error. The goal: – On a corner returning from Yazici to the far post, Salin returned the ball badly which landed on David. The LOSC striker takes a swing with his left foot and deceives the Rennes goalkeeper (0-1, 16th).