Lille achieves an important win over Lorient

The defending champions scored an important victory over Lorient 3-1 on Wednesday in a postponed match from the 20th stage of Ligue 1.

Lille raised to eighth place with 32 points by a margin of one point from Monaco in 6th, five points from Marseille in 3rd, while Lorient remained in danger, finishing 18th with 17 points. Lille started the meeting in the absence of coach Jocelyn Gorvinic due to his infection with the Coronavirus on Tuesday, but his players dominated the meeting completely and controlled the meeting from the first half. The victory of the French champion came under the attention of the former international Hatem Ben Arfa who joined the team today until the end of the season in an attempt to revive the club’s faltering career this season compared to last year’s achievement.

At Stade Pierre Mauroy, Isaac Lihadji (10), Moritz Jens (19 og), and Mozambican Reinildo (31) scored for Lille as Lorient’s only goal was scored by Senegalese Sambou Soumano (90+2).

In a second game postponed from the 19th stage, Strasbourg snatched fourth place after beating hosts Clermont 2-0, scored by Kevin Gameiro (44) and Cedric Hountondji (77 of). Strasbourg entered the match strongly to qualify for the Champions League competition where he now has 35 points by a marginally two points for Marseille third and four points for Nice the 2nd. Strasbourg have won their fifth in their last six Ligue 1 games, jumping to their best ranking this season and in 15 years .

For his part, Troyes returned with a precious 1-0 win from Montpellier in a postponed match from the 20th stage. The winning goal was scored by Xavier Chavalerin (74) in a match that saw Montpellier’s Teji Savanier sent off. Troyes climbed to 15th place with 20 points, while Montpellier suffered a knock in their quest to advance in the standings, wasting a precious opportunity to advance to sixth place equally with Rennes in the fifth position, remaining ninth with 31 points,

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