LOSC wants to come back, Lafont and his bar do not agree

David will be refocused

Bayo comes out and gives way to Gudmundsson, who goes on the right wing.


He is discovering Ligue 1, but the former Brazilian from Shakhtar is fearless. Two relays inside allow him to arrive launched into the surface, and to hit a small net. 1-1 and another dice pass from David!

David can’t adjust on the corner

The ball had returned to him after a small billiard shot, and a twisted clearance from Pallois. But the strike of the Canadian goes well above.

Bamba still sees one of his shots being deflected

Another magnificent movement on the left side, with a heeling deflection from Cabella for Ismaily… which stops the ball in a heeling for Bamba. But Castelletto deflects for a corner.

Second cooling break

It also allows the staff to give some instructions and make some adjustments (“Shoot out of reach of Lafont” on the LOSC side for example).

Lafont catches a new ball

This time it was an indirect free kick that was too long and directly at him. But his previous stops have calmed down Lille’s fury a little, and the Canaries are suffering less.

Change of side in Nantes

Coco is replaced by Fabio.


We are going to copy and paste, by force. This time it was really close range, following a cross from Bamba for Cabella.


It wasn’t point-blank, but almost! Big save from the Nantes goalkeeper on a shot from the entrance to the area. He is on the way to his match in Angers!


The Lille midfielder appears at the near post after a two-man corner, but his deflection of the head is pushed back by the Nantes crossbar.

Bamba can’t adjust his center

The Lille winger had however taken the lead on Coco, but the exit of Lafont pushes him to force the center back, repelled by a defender.

Bayo lacks technical accuracy so far

Ball catches are always a little too long.

Lafont is managing his surface well so far

The Nantes goalkeeper boxes an eccentric free kick on which Cabella tried to be vicious by shooting directly.

Here we go again with a double change on the Lille side!

Fonseca changes its two side: Diakité and Ismaily replace Zedadka and Djalo, both warned.

It’s the break !

Nantes lead 1-0 thanks to a goal from a corner by Moses Simon, who had already hit the post a few minutes earlier. Overall, LOSC have the ball and FCN the chances in a pleasant game.

2 minutes stoppage time

A Lille staff member has been notified. Mastiffs spend a lot of time complaining, without us always understanding why.


Jardim, coming out of his area to clear a long ball, misses the leather. Blas seems alone in front of the goal, in an angle however not obvious, but Cabella returns from the devil vauvert (bonus old expression) to counter his shot.

6th corner lilois

The Nantes defend well, with a David who had yet chained quickly after taking the ball.

Simon sets fire to the Lille defense again

The Nigerian is going fast, and even a little too much since he is finally in front of the ball at the end of the race. It was hot !

André is the 4th informed Lille resident

The Lille midfielder threw himself on the ball, but touched Chirivella who was faster. Lille’s defensive sector really has to be careful…

Gomes strike is blocked by Girotto

The combination on the left side was sublime on the LOSC side. Movement and exchanges of passes: we can already see the Fonseca touch despite the score.


He is in line with last season, with a spectacular leap to repel a header from Bamba. It was the first attempt on target for LOSC.

LOSC will run behind the score

The goal is validated and the Mastiffs put the ball back into play.


The Nigerian arises on a corner after a deviation from Girotto at the near post! We will still check the offside, but good anticipation.

Zedadka tries his luck without control

Lafont had not been able to capture a fleeing center and the ball returned to the Lille side, who sent his volley into the stands.

The post saves Jardim and LOSC!

What a sequence from Simon, with a catch of the ball behind the support leg and a shot rolled in pivot in a closed angle. It’s on the post, and David’s slight deflection at the start probably saved his team.

It’s time for a cool break

LOSC has possession, but there were 2 shots on each side.

Interesting combination of Nantes

The free kick is taken for Chirivella, who strikes from afar. It’s pushed back for a corner by a defender, and it doesn’t work.

Already 3 informed Lille defenders!

Djalo concedes a fault and a yellow card, but claimed a hand from Moutoussamy at the start of the action. His captain Fonte also comes to yell at the referee, and takes the third warning of the match.

Simon’s free kick is finally in the wall

False alarm. And Girotto, who was also next to the ball, may have the right to shoot the next one.

Zedadka is warned

He hooks Merlin with both arms, in front of the corner of the box. The upcoming free kick can be dangerous.

LOSC has 63% possession of the ball

But there are spaces on both sides, and speed on the Nantes side.

The Nantes three-man defense is looking for its marks

Pallois often shifts to manage David, a little out of the way, and not stay at three against the only Bayo in the axis. It’s interesting to watch, especially since the Mastiffs have the drive.

It’s going strong!

Lille defender Alexsandro makes up for his own technical error. In the aftermath, the Mastiffs attack but Bamba does not manage to frame his header at the far post.

Nantes has not beaten Lille at La Beaujoire since its comeback!

LOSC is the team that the Canaries have most often hosted without ever winning since their rise to Ligue 1 in 2013/14 (9 receptions – 3 nls, 6 defeats).

Let’s go !

Kick-off given by the FCN in a beautiful summer atmosphere.

The players enter the lawn!

La Beaujoire is full, and gave a warm welcome to Blas when the teams were announced.

David should still be on the right

This had worked well for the Canadian last week, who had taken advantage of Zedadka’s climbs to refocus.

Lille: Jardim – Zedadka, Fonte, Alexsandro, Djalo – André, Gomes – David, Cabella, Bamba – Bayo.

Replacements: Jakubech, Chevalier, Gudmundsson, Yoro, Bafode, Ismaily, Martin, Yazici, Baleba.

Blas is a good starter

The Nantes midfielder may be Lille in a few days, but he is the starter tonight against LOSC, number 10 in Kombouaré’s 3-4-1-2.

Nantes: Lafont – Castelletto, Girotto, Pallois – Coco, Chirivella, Moutoussamy, Merlin – Blas – Simon, Mohamed.

Replacements: Descamps, Appiah, Corchia, Fabio, Doucet, Achi, Mavelyan, Guessand, Affamah.

A strange match for Blas?

Nantes midfielder Ludovic Blas has been announced, however, he has been close to Lille for several days. A situation that infuriates his coach.

Antoine Kombouare.

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The ranking at the start of this second day is easy: the teams that won last week are at the top, those that drew are in the middle, those that lost at the bottom of the table.

Nantes, which brought back a 0-0 from its trip to Angers, therefore has the possibility of capitalizing at home against Lille. But the Mastiffs got off to a good start, with a big 4-1 victory against Auxerre on the first day.

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