The defending champion still does not arrive there in Ligue 1. After their resounding victory against Salzburg on Tuesday in the Champions League which allows them to be provisionally leader of their group, the Lille hoped to pass second gear in Ligue 1. As in of their beautiful European evening, the Mastiffs played at home this Saturday afternoon against one of their direct opponents in the soft underbelly of the standings: FC Nantes.
Jocelyn Gourvennec's men dominated their subject but could not bring back better than a small point from this match for the 15th day of the championship (1-1).
What you must remember
Following on from the success against Salzburg earlier in the week, the Pierre-Mauroy stadium was ready to vibrate again for its team and launch the operation "remountada" in Ligue 1. And the northern supporters quickly found satisfaction with through Burak Yilmaz, one of the main architects of the coronation last season.
From the 9th minute, after a good acceleration from Jonathan Bamba on his left side punctuated by a cross, the Turkish striker controls and continues with a good volley that ends in the small left net of Alban Lafont.
It's over, 1-1 final score: LOSC unfortunately did not manage to win tonight against FC Nantes, despite a quick goal from Burak Yilmaz #LOSCFCN @ Ligue1UberEats 1-1 |
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- LOSC (@losclive) November 27, 2021
But the joy is short-lived for the guests who are surprised only a quarter of an hour later. On a long release from Andrei Girotto, Ludovic Blas wins in the air and wins his duel with Djalo who slips. The Canary rushes towards Ivo Grbic's goal, which he beats with a strike from the left crossed on the ground which shaves the post of the Lille goalkeeper.
The two teams finish the first half back to back and the Northerners will put pressure on the Nantes people when they return from the locker room.
Until getting a match point less than a quarter of an hour from the final whistle.
In the separation area, Fabio retains Celik by the jersey and prevents him from converting a good ball at close range from the Nantes cage.
The referee expels the Brazilian full-back and awards a penalty to Lille but Jonathan David, hero of the victory against Salzburg, sees his shot stopped by Lafont.
The player: Alban Lafont
Last week already, the young 22-year-old goalkeeper had distinguished himself with many high-class saves against Paris Saint-Germain (3-1 defeat). Parades which had maintained the hope of a surprise victory for Nantes at the Parc des Princes, in numerical superiority after the red card from Keylor Navas. Alban Lafont again scored points against Lille by ensuring the rear of Canaries harassed by the offensive waves of the Mastiffs throughout the meeting. Above all, the captain allows his team to bring back a precious point by diving to the ground on his right side to stop Jonathan David's strike at the end of the match. "It is sure that it is always positive to wear the armband, it is an honor, declared Alban Lafont at the microphone of Amazon.It's also a reward from the coach and it's up to me to return the favor on the pitch. "
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@ AlbanLafont's stop in front of David!
YES CAPI '!
💪 # LOSCFCN |
- FC Nantes (@FCNantes) November 27, 2021
The number: six
The shortage of points continues for Lille who have not won in the league since the victory against Marseille on October 3 (2-0).
With this draw against the Canaries, the reigning champions have a sixth game without a win in Ligue 1. Since the meeting against the Phocéens, the Northerners have lost twice, against Clermont and PSG, each time away, and have conceded a draw four times, against Brest, Angers, Monaco and therefore Nantes.