Turkey worldwide Yusuf Yazici struck twice as Lille ended a three-game winless run in Ligue 1 with a 4-0 victory over Lorient that lower Paris Saint-Germain’s lead on the prime to 2 factors.
Yazici slotted residence from a Jonathan Bamba move to place Lille forward on 28 minutes earlier than flicking in a Jonathan David cross to double the benefit early within the second half.
The midfielder then turned supplier for Luiz Araujo so as to add a 3rd for Lille on the hour, with Jonathan David notching his long-awaited first objective for the membership within the closing phases.
It has been a sluggish begin to life in France for David, who was one of many largest signings made by a Ligue 1 membership in the summertime as Lille paid a reported 27 million euros ($32 million) to recruit the 20-year-old Canada ahead from Belgian facet Gent.
Christophe Galtier’s facet reclaimed second place from Lyon, who beat Angers 1-0 earlier within the day courtesy of a late winner from Zimbabwe striker Tino Kadewere.
Montpellier beat Strasbourg 4-3 in a dramatic match to affix Lyon and Monaco on 20 factors, 4 adrift of PSG.
Defending champions PSG blew a two-goal result in lose 3-2 at Monaco on Friday and hand the chasing pack the prospect to shut the hole.
Lyon, semi-finalists in final season’s Champions League, took benefit, however wanted an Eightieth-minute winner from Kadewere.
“We got here to win and take second and we did it,” stated Lyon coach Rudi Garcia. “It wasn’t our greatest recreation however we have had matches once we had a number of possibilities however did not win, in order that balances it out.”
The 24-year-old Kadewere, a close-season arrival from second-tier outfit Le Havre, has scored 4 Ligue 1 targets this time period.
Montpellier, the 2012 champions, led 2-0 by early targets from Pedro Mendes and Andy Delort, however Strasbourg hit again with a brace of penalties from Kenny Lala and Habib Diallo.
Former Wigan Athletic striker Delort restored the hosts’ benefit, and though Ludovic Ajorque levelled on the stroke of half-time, Gaetan Laborde had the ultimate say halfway by the second interval.
Sixth-placed Marseille are solely six factors off the tempo with two video games in hand.