Lille easily dominated (3-1) a Montpellier team reduced to ten in the first period, Sunday during the 6th day of Ligue 1. The Mastiffs temporarily go back to fifth place in the standings
Lille, clearly dominating, recovered in the direction of the march by winning logically (3-1) Sunday in Montpellier, reduced to ten just before the break (45 + 3) after the expulsion of Valère Germain, during of the 6th day of Ligue 1.
Paulo Fonseca’s team, led by a goal from striker Elye Wahi (20), overthrew the Montpellier thanks to a double from Canadian striker Jonathan David (41, 90 + 5) and midfielder English Angel Gomes (57).
The Mastiffs have provisionally stolen fifth place from Montpellier to keep the favorites detached for the podium in sight.
The team of the new Portuguese coach Fonseca, brought forward, enjoys the outside where it has just chained after the draw in Nantes (1-1) two successes in a row in Ajaccio (1-3) and so Montpellier. It’s rather reassuring before taking a real test on Saturday in Marseille.
Olivier Dall’Oglio’s team is for its part stopped in its recovery in the wake of its recent successes in Brest (0-7) and in front of AC Ajaccio (2-0). Provisionally in sixth place, she could drop to mid-ranking at the end of the day.
Lille had control over the meeting
Amputated by four experienced holders, Stephy Mavididi, Christopher Jullien, Wahbi Khazri and Téji Savanier the captain, she reached her limits of the moment in front of an almost complete team, but above all paid a high price for the expulsion of Germain for a dangerous gesture. behind Adam Ounas (45+3).
Led by ex-Montpellier Rémy Cabella, author of two assists, Lille had control over the meeting but initially lacked efficiency or success.
Established for the first time in the combined absence of Jonas Omlin (suspended) and Dimitry Bertaud (injured), the young Hérault goalkeeper Matis Carvalho first had success with the header of Tiago Djalo on the crossbar (4) and the strike on the post of the Brazilian Ismaily (11). He could not do anything on a sequence of center-forward David, well served by Cabella.
The Canadian striker had replied to the young Montpellier nugget Wahi. On a counter (20), he had trapped the northern defense and his goalkeeper Léo Jardim to score his fourth goal of the season. Lille, who had possession, had left a lot of space for Wahi, who had lost a first duel with Jardim (18), before wasting a counter with Arnaud Nordin.
After Germain’s expulsion, Lille, with rookie Adam Ounas coming on in the 36th minute, ended up wearing down the tightly-knit Montpellier defense to add a second goal with a low strike from English midfielder Gomes. At the end of the match, David scored twice to complete a logical victory and revive Lille in the race for the podium.