Lille wins in the run-up to crucial duel with Ajax, PSG down

Lille OSC has brought the lead over Olympique Lyon in the French Ligue 1 back to 3 points. The opponent of Ajax in the Europa League won 4-1 at Lorient and reached 58 points. Lyon had Friday already Stade Brest with 3-2 defeated.

Lille, who lost in the final phase (1-2) to Ajax on Thursday, got ahead of his own goal in the 20th minute by Andrew Gravillon. After the equalizer of Jerome Hergault, the Portuguese Josรฉ Fonte put the leader back in the lead before rest. After an hour after a free kick, Jonathan Ikonรฉ increased the margin: 1-3. In injury time it was even 1-4 by the Croat Domagoj Bradaric, who was invaded in the final phase.

Lille is coming to the Johan Cruijff ArenA on Thursday for the second duel from the sixteenth finals of the Europa League.

Paris SG once again against AS Monaco

Paris Saint-Germain has not been able to give a proper follow-up in the French league last Tuesday in and against Barcelona for the Champions League (1-4). The title holder went down painfully against number 4 AS Monaco: 0-2. Sofiane Diop and Guillermo Maripรกn made the hits for the visitors.

Paris SG, without the injured attack duo Neymar/Di Maria, lost 3-2 earlier this season in Monaco, while the Dutch Mitchel Bakker and Xavi Simons remained on the bench at PSG.

PSG dropped to third place, with a backlog of 4 points on the Lille leader.

View the results, stand and programme for Ligue 1 here