Mastiffs won't let go of their bones like this.
Thanks to this success on Friday night on the lawn of the enemy Lensois brothers (3-0), Losc is only two games away from a sensational coronation.
Ten years after the gang in Hazard, that of Burak Yilmaz has left only crumbs to the regional rival.
This victory in the North derby, the Lensois dreamed of winning it, after fourteen years of famine.
On the one hand, to protect their 5th place, synonymous with the Europa League next year.
Two, to "deprive Lille of the title", as a Gaël Kakuta all smiling this week had confided.
A flash in the 40th minute
Only here, Lensois as Parisians could only see to what extent the Lille steamroller would not stall at the Bollaert stadium.
It only took 4 minutes to figure it out.
We are not talking here about the Lille block, sometimes feverish in the fight in the first half in the absence of Benjamin André and embarrassed by the commitment of Franck Haise's men.
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King Yilmaz gave the advantage with a generous penalty from the start, the 14th goal of the season in 26 games for the Turkish locomotive.
Before ringing the Lensois with a flash of the left foot - his weak foot it seems.
A satchel as brutal as it is sublime of 25 meters, in front of which the lensois porter has not moved.
How to blame him?
And how do you blame the Blood and Gold?
Despite the opening of the opposing score, Cahuzac's partners have so far made a very good copy, carried by the attacking duo Kakuta-Ganago.
Nothing to do with the correction received on the way to Pierre-Mauroy stadium (4-0).
However, the expulsion of Clément Michelin, guilty of two faults by excess of commitment, broke this momentum for the first time.
Before the Turkish punishment breaks him into a thousand pieces before the break.
A coronation named Yilmaz?
As much as the Lille season has hitherto celebrated the virtues of a unit and a perfect blend of generations, in which individualities were merged, this final sprint is that of a man. If a calf injury hadn't deprived him of two months of competition this winter, Yilmaz would undoubtedly be the man of the season already. If all goes well by May 23, it will be difficult to remove the title man label from this 35-year-old force of nature whose talent has never failed to express itself in a major championship. European.
"He shouldn't have said that," he had squeaked on the eve of the game in response to Kakuta's spike.
We were thinking of an oral warning of no consequence.
We were wrong.
As a regular in Istanbul derbies, Yilmaz is more of a style to be sanctioned.
Then once the work is done, to leave the spotlight to others, and in particular to his attacking friend Jonathan David.
The Canadian was able to score the third goal, happy to find himself in front of Jean-Louis Leca, author of a hand fault on the hour mark.
Paris will pray for a failure
Here is now the PSG now relegated to four points of the leader before his trip to Rennes on Sunday evening. “I think Paris will win the next three games. So if we want to stay ahead, we will have to win the next three games, ”warned Christophe Galtier Thursday at a press conference. However, the steepest summit seems to have been climbed this Friday evening in Lens. It now remains to roll on Saint-Etienne then Angers, two teams whose maintenance is 99% assured. With a watchword: stay "cold", clinical.
In the capital, we will all the same pray for a failure and cling to this new role of prosecutor.
And that even dented by its elimination in the last four of the Champions League, five days ago.
It will start on Sunday at 9 p.m. on the Rennes lawn facing Bretons more than ever in the race for 5th place thanks to the Lensoise defeat.
On paper, this 36th day also seems to be the last great duel for the men of Mauricio Pochettino, still deprived of Kylian Mbappé, suspended.
The march then promises to be a little less high against Reims and Brest during the last two days.
Lens - Lille 0-3 (0-2)
Referee: M. Turpin
Goals: Yilmaz (4th sp, 40th), David (60th).
Lens: Michelin (29th), Fortes (67th).
Lille: Araujo (39th), Fonte (65th).
Lens: Michelin (35th).
Leca - Gradit, Bade - Clauss (Boura, 67th), Fortes, Cahuzac (cap), Doucore (Mauricio, 85th), Fofana (Da Costa, 85th), Michelin - Knepe Ganago (Kalimuendo, 72nd), Kakuta (Sotoca , 72nd).
Maignan - Celik (Pied, 75th), Fonte (cap), Botman, Mandava - Araujo (Ikoné, 67th), Xeka (Bradaric, 85th), Soumaré, Bamba - David (Weah, 67th), B. Yilmaz (Yazici , 75th).