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Ligue 1 – Day 1: Following further time, Lille achieves a miraculous draw at Metz (3-3)

Severely interrupted by Metz; Lille could not enact higher than a draw (3-3) for his or her return to Ligue 1. However; given the setting of the match; the reigning French champions could also be pleased to depart Saint-Symphorian with one level. Confronted with a Messins that has by no means stopped being offensive (maybe an excessive amount of); the Northerners went forward 3-1 following a double by Fabien Centonze (31; 52) and a aim by Matthieu Udol (2-1; 42). In numerical superiority for greater than thirty minutes; they had been qualified to ovejournaltimee the rating due to Jonathan Ikoné (3-2; 81º) and Burak Yilmaz on the stop of added time (3-3; 90º + 6).

For his or her first sport as French champions; Lille in all probability didn’t anticipate to expertise a match like this. Much more so when Sven Botman headed a nook from Yusuf Yazici to begin the scoring (0-1; 23). At the moment; the Northerners clearly dominated their theme in opposition to Messins too delicate and imprecise. Steadily returning to their match; they lastly relied on their defenders tojournaltimee again. A cross from Thomas Delaine discovered Fabien Centonze for the equalizer over Reinildo (1-1; 31).

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A liberating aim for Frédéric Antonetti’s gamers; surprisingly tranquil on their sides. Due to this fact unsustainable; they prompted a wind of panic throughout the Lille protection. Sarr’s shot was then completely deflected by Léo Jardim (thirty third) and at last it was Matthieu Udol who took benefit of a ball again within the space to attain with a cross shot from the left (2-1; forty first). Feverish; Botman first missed a climb prior being handed by Centonze a couple of minutes later and tackling the ball on the wing’s shin prior the latter completed his profession within the skylight (3-1; 52nd).

Metz performed and broke

The sport’s first turning level got here lower than 4 minutes later. A sort out with each ft by Boubacar Kouyaté on Burak Yilmaz earned the defender a pink card (56th). Outnumbered; Metz would acquire to to extend your hand or an object in front of you. for 35 minutes in opposition to the fury of Lille. With out a slight offside place from Benjamin André; Lille might additionally acquire tied on the following free kick (59th). A time cornered of their half of the sector; Messins held out for a lengthy time in opposition to Jocelyn Gourvennec’s gamers who didn’t body a single shot within the second half till the 81st minute.

Metz had raised his head a puny out of the water and was making an attempt to go ahead once more. A laudable however hazardous intention once we are outnumbered in opposition to the present French champion. A limp ball by Lenny Joseph and Isaac Lihadji was thrown right into a left lane deserted by Fabien Centonze. His  middle was taken over by Jonathan Ikoné to present his household hope (3-2; 81st). And it’s lastly on the stop of further time; in a novel counterattack; that Lille tied with their flagship striker.

Extraordinarily tense throughout the match; Burak Yilmaz erased Mamadou Fofana; entered the realm and deceived Alexandre Oukidja with a left shot deflected by the goalkeeper in the direction of his aim (3-3; 90º + 6). Clearly; Metz would acquire signed prior the match for such a consequence; however the course of the match will depart Messins with bitter remorse. Lille; for its fragment; avoids the worst however already falls two factors like Monaco and Lyon.

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