And Christophe Galtier tried a… back roll at the final whistle.
In a daze, the Dogues trainer.
Carried away by crazy emotions.
Like this match, incredible, and this scenario, stunning.
A disastrous scenario for OL but so enjoyable for Lille, still leader of the championship four days from the end of Ligue 1. “If we manage to win all 4 games, we will create the feat, proclaims Galtier.
The title ?
Now that's a goal.
We cannot hide ”.
The LOSC still master of its destiny and its dreams.
Still the leader, yes, whereas after 35 minutes of play on Sunday at Groupama Stadium, Lille were virtually… fourth.
Led 2-0 by Lyonnais finally effective.
And then Burak Yilmaz entered the scene.
The artist played his score.
And he changed everything.
Jose Fonte recounts: “I told Burak before the match:“
this kind of match is for great players
He replied: "
You can count on me"
"We deserve to be first"
The Turkish international took advantage of one of the rare opportunities for LOSC in the first period to catapult a free kick missile into the window of a helpless Anthony Lopes (45 ').
“One of the turning points of the match, recognizes Galtier.
At that moment, I know my team capable of reacting.
Because we came close to the correctional… ”.
“Scoring just before half-time gave us a lot of confidence, we knew we could win,” explains Jonathan David.
Lille hardly answered any more, Yilmaz gave him oxygen again.
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He even did better than that. The Lille striker offered a caviar to his attacking friend David for the second northern goal before forcing the fate of an entire club. A saving achievement that could count so much. Thrown into the depths, in the last moments (85th), Yilmaz deceives and crucifies Anthony Lopes. “He is one of the players who won titles in Turkey. I can feel it in its preparation. He went through big clubs, underlines Galtier. He was one of the engines of this match ”.
LOSC is a huge success. "We showed in this match that we deserved to be first," agrees Jose Fonte. Galtier says nonetheless: “The scenario is incredible. It also explains the joy at the end of the meeting. We decompress at that time. On the eve of the 35th day, you are first, a lot of things are going through your mind. There are only 4 games left… ”. Against Nice, in Lens, against Saint-Etienne and Angers. Four games to dream of. “I hope my players dream of it as much as I do,” concludes Galtier.