Ligue 1, 8th day – Jonathan David offers victory to Lille on the lawn of Strasbourg (1-2)


The LOSC finally goes on! Lille obtained a second success in a row in Ligue 1 after defeating Racing Club de Strasbourg in their lair of La Meinau (1-2) on Saturday during the 8th day. During a generally controlled game (1-2), the Mastiffs were able to count on Jonathan David, author of a double (23rd, 57th) in the absence of Burak Yilmaz, on the bench.

The locals believed in the equalizer until the end, but the reduction in the score of Ibrahima Sissoko (75th) was not enough. Racing also ended the match in numerical inferiority after the exclusion of Adrien Thomasson (79th) for a big sole on Tiago Djalo.

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For Strasbourg, the curse continues

Clearly, Strasbourg cannot do it at home against Lille. The residents of La Meinau suffered their third defeat in a row on Saturday in their den against LOSC after those cashed in February 2020 (1-2) and October 2020 (0-3). The locals started the game on the right foot, however, with high pressing and a desire to control possession.

Problem, Lille began to find snippets of its formidable epic last season. Lethal on the other hand, the defending champion did not wait long before taking the blow. Beaten for the first time by Sels (7th), Jonathan David this time left no chance for the Belgian goalkeeper following a lot of work from Timothy Weah. A 100% North American connection that hit the nail on the head.

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Far from having lowered their arms, Julien Stéphan’s men have not relaxed the intensity, even if it means making mistakes. However, after the break, Strasbourg seemed apathetic, sounded in front of the incandescent stands of the Alsatian setting. Despite David’s warning, finally held in check by Sels (47th), the Strasbourg residents completely foiled when they returned from the locker room, Djiku in the lead.

Already at fault for poor ball coverage in front of Weah for the opening of the scoring, the Ghanaian mowed the latter, deceived by an outside hook on the left. Penalty awarded and converted by David (57th) who offered himself a double and a third goal this season, equaling the total of Turkish serial scorer Yilmaz.

A break in advance and Lille began to purr, leaving the field open to Racing, reassured after 20 apathetic minutes. Sissoko took the opportunity to equalize after a corner kick from Liénard (75th). From then on, the hope of grabbing a point transcended the senses of a excited audience. But only four minutes later, Thomasson, guilty of a huge sole on Djalo’s shin, was sent off (79th).

After a waltz of changes, disputes, warnings and complaints, Strasbourg has failed in its recovery. The RCS temporarily lost one place (10th), while Lille made a big leap in the standings (from 14th to 8th place). What finally to launch the season of the reigning champion.

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