Opening the 25th day of Ligue 1 this Friday, LOSC hosted Brest. After its cruel defeat against PSG last weekend, Lille hoped to revive against a Brest team in great difficulty (two defeats in a row) and which was in 16th place at kick-off. For this meeting, Paulo Fonseca bet on an offensive composition with David, Zhegrova, Cabella, Bamba or Weah as left defender. For his part, aware of the difficulties of his team, Eric Roy aligned a fairly defensive composition in 4-1-4-1 to block the corridors in particular.
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And the choices of the former Nice technician seemed rather effective, because it was Brest who opened the scoring in this meeting. On a corner well struck by Kenny Lala, the ball was first deflected by a defender then by… Achraf Dari, who was going to celebrate his second goal in Ligue 1. Except that… if the ball had crossed the line, the slow motion showed, however, that the Moroccan had not touched the ball. It was the Portuguese defender Djalo who had actually deflected the leather in his own goal and who therefore gave the advantage to the opposing team (0-1, 8th). An advantage that Brest will keep until half-time against helpless and clueless Lille.
When they returned from the locker room, Lille came back with more desire and other offensive ideas. More precise in the last pass, Lille began to gently worry Marco Bizot who remained vigilant on his line. But it is logical that the Northerners found the fault at the hour mark. Like last weekend at the Parc des Princes, it was defender Bafodé Diakité who placed a fine header from a corner for the equalizer (1- 1, 60th). He got the better of Achraf Dari and thus confirmed his good form at the time. A form that will be spoiled by his injury exit a few minutes later. But LOSC, boosted by this equalizer, pushed to take the lead.
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And after putting pressure on Brestois who retreated over the course of the match, Paulo Fonseca’s men were rewarded. Again from a corner. This time, Lille took advantage of a totally missed exit from Marco Bizot who came out far too far from his surface. He was preceded by an Alexsandro who therefore saw the leather finish its race in the back of the net. Despite a slight reaction from Brest, the score did not move despite very great tensions between the two benches and exclusions, including that of Paulo Fonseca, after the final whistle. Lille therefore revives after its defeat at PSG and goes back to 5th place while waiting for the other matches. For its part, Brest concedes a third defeat in a row and remains 16th in the standings. But at the end of the weekend, the Finistère club could be in 19th place.