The victory was obligatory for Lille, reigning French champion.
And Jocelyn Gourvennec's players were there, taming Reims (2-1) on Wednesday for the 7th day.
Dominators for a large part of this meeting, the Mastiffs scored two goals in the first period, by David and André, on two assists signed Yilmaz.
But the visitors pushed and reduced the score late in the game, on a penalty from Flips.
In vain ... Second victory of the season in L1 for the Northerners, who gave the stick to be beaten at the end of the game.
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Second success also for Rennes, who remained on three consecutive losses and made short work of Clermont (6-0) with five different scorers, including a double for Sulemana in two minutes at the start of the second half, and for AS Monaco against Saint-Etienne (3-1).
Relaunched by Bouanga in the first period after the expulsion of their goalkeeper, Green, the Greens, at 10, suffered the law of Ben Yedder, author of a penalty from his entry into play and a beautiful volley to kill the suspense at the end of this meeting.
Lille, Rennes and Monaco are reassured this Wednesday.
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After their card against Angers (4-1) last weekend, the Nantes Canaries continue: they doubled the bet by offering the scalp of Brest (3-1) thanks to Blas, Chirivella and a goal against his Brassier camp.
Nantes is doing better.
To find suspense in this first round of matches, it was necessary to be in Montpellier, where the MHSC was held in check by Bordeaux (3-3).
After Germain's opener, the Girondins took the advantage by finding Omlin's skylight twice, through Hwang and Onana.
Germain and Kalu then gave the reins to the Hérault people before Kalu equalized, after a solo festival in the defense.
23 goals have been scored from these five matches.