Lille climbed six factors away from title rivals Paris Saint-Germain in France’s Ligue 1 on Friday with a good 2-0 win at Metz.
They now lead the French high flight with 69 factors from 32 video games whereas PSG have 63, Monaco 62 and Lyon 61 forward of their catch up video games this weekend.
Turkish veteran striker Burak Yilmaz bought the opener on the hour and compatriot Zeki Celik scrambled residence a second on the dying after Lille ‘keeper Mike Maignan had saved an early Metz penalty.
Yilmaz confirmed nice expertise, improper footing the Metz ‘keeper and taking pictures onerous and low contained in the close to publish to attain.
And as they dug deep Celik scrambled residence a nook on 89 minutes to supply a harsh scoreline for the hosts.
Maignan saved a Seventeenth-minute penalty, diving low to show Aaron Leya Iseka’s spot-kick around the publish.
This got here after John Boye’s volley for Metz was goal-bound however stopped on the road by defender Jose Fonte, who raised an arm to guard his face.
After a formidable 3-2 Champions League win at Bayern Munich midweek, Paris Saint-Germain now play Strasbourg on Saturday hoping to maintain up their push for a fourth straight title.
Monaco host Dijon and Lyon welcome Angers.
Christophe Galtier’s Lille emerged as robust contenders final weekend by gorgeous PSG within the capital.
Lille have been second in Ligue 1 to PSG in 2019 and final season, when the championship was curtailed because of the pandemic, they got here fourth.