In direct: Lille-Lens (2

Five years that Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Ligue 1 have been waiting for this: for the first time since May 2015, Lille and Lens face each other in the elite of French football. Behind closed doors, the fault of the curfew in force in the Lille metropolis. No atmosphere at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium, therefore, but a big stake: the first place in the championship, promised to the eventual winner of this derby from the North. Fire!

By Simon Butel, warm at home to respect this damn curfew
Sunday October 18Modified Sunday 18 October at 22:20


Francois Letexier


Pierre-Mauroy (Villeneuve-d’Ascq)


Ligue 1 Uber Eats (Matchday 7)


By Simon Butel, warm at home to respect this damn curfew


Mike Maignan


Domagoj Bradaric

Zeki Celik

José Fonte


Benjamin André

Jonathan David

Renato Sanches


Luiz Araujo

Sven Botman


Jeremy Foot


Adam Soumaoro

Jonathan Ikoné

Boubakary Soumare


Yusuf Yazici

Timothy Weah

Lucas Chevalier


Jean-Louis Leca


Tony Mauricio

Jonathan Clauss

Massadio Haidara

Aleksandar Radovanovic


Gael Kakuta


Corentin Jean

Arnaud Kalimuendo

Florian Sotoca

Loïc Badé

Cheick Oumar Doucoure


Wuilker Fariñez

Zakaria Diallo

Clement Michelin

Cyrille Bayala

Tony Mauricio

Simon Banza

Arnaud Kalimuendo

Ishmael Boura

Charles Boli

Photo de Tony Mauricio

In order not to finish anew, Franck Haise brings out Yannick Cahuzac, warned, and brings in Tony Mauricio. Offensive coaching, for once.

How much is Lens there? It’s for a friend.

Photo by Jonathan Gradit

Ouch ouch ouch, second yellow for Jonathan Gradit! Second ultra-logical yellow, for having hooked Yilmaz who had preceded him to go towards the goal. It will be long, the last half hour, for the Lensois …

BAMBA FOR THE 3-0 !!! It’s just above. Big job from Luiz Araujo, once again.

Galette is serene on his bench. He can ! There’s a class difference between the two teams tonight.

No, but it’s not possible, Gradit and Clauss are still in the locker room ?! Where are they on this action? That he’s going to hurt Lensois, that one.

Photo by Jonathan Bamba

JONATHAN BAMBAAAAA GOUUUUUUT !!!! On a cross from the right of Çelik, Radovanovic is completely hole at the near post. The balloon arrives on Bamba, alone from home alone at six meters! The Lille number 7 has time to control and adjust Leca.

Indeed, Jean remained in the locker room. He is replaced by Arnaud Kalimuendo, who wears the Sang et Or jersey for the first time tonight.
IT’S ALL OVER IN VILLENEUVE-D’ASCQ! Lille has 45 minutes to confirm, Lens half time to show something else. Apparently, we restarted without Corentin Jean.

Come on, it will not be long to resume in Mauroy. Quite frankly, based on what we saw in the first half, Lille makes a great potential leader. It remains to regret the missed opportunities.

HALF TIME IN MAUROY! We saw only one team on the field: LOSC, ahead of the score at the break with a small goal. But the bill could have been more salty … Come on, I’ll crack a packet of crisps and I’ll be back!

WHAT A STOP OF LECA !!! Luiz Araujo comes in from the right, comes alone to the Lensois goalkeeper and opens his foot. The Corsican relaxes perfectly to deviate with the fingertips for a corner! A break point spread, one!

If there is one who is at the level in Lens for the moment, it is Loïc Badé. Twenty banks, and the insurance of a Hilton. Matthieu Pécot, if you read us, the HAC has lost a crack.

Araujo switches to dragster mode and deposits all the Lensoise defense before serving Jonathan David. Unfortunately, the Canadian left the boxes on his shoes … It flies off in the south stand.

Ah, a Lensoise strike! It is signed Kakuta, upon receipt of a ball returned to the axis by the LOSC defense. It’s too crushed, and it’s next. Try again

Roh that dirty corner from Kakuta … You have an opportunity in the first half, and you mess your cross like that …

Bradaric’s foot isn’t a little high there? Hmmm …

New corner for Lille who completely master the debates. I know eleven who are going to get their ass kicked in about ten minutes.

Half an hour of play, and still no opportunity for the Sang et Or. It’s not the Lens of the first days that we see there. Fuckin ‘international break.

YES YILMAZ! On the following free kick, the Turk takes his chance. Nice dive from Leca to catch the ball. It will be beautiful, the photo!

Photo by Jonathan Gradit

New yellow on the Lens side, this time for Jonathan Gradit, behind Djow ‘Bamba.

ARAUJO !!! The Brazilian arrives launched into the box and strikes from the right. It is countered by Badé.

Lens tries to react, but it’s shy. There is indeed Kakuta who tries to stir the coconut palm in the Lille area, but the Mastiff’s hinge throws itself on him like pox on the lower clergy.

You have courage, @Michael_Keul … Who do we have in the comments tonight on France Bleu Nord? The Palka-Dequevauviller duo is more harmful than the Coca-Mentos combo

Photo by Yannick Cahuzac

And the first toast of the match is for Mr. Yannick Cahuzac! Who else ? Well, to be honest, the Corsican is paying his reputation, there: his tackle on David was frank, but clean.

@ RémiSterio indeed! I did not fail to mention it at the opening of the live!

It is indeed validated by François Letexier! Straight like justice, the man in black indicates the central circle. I think Yilmaz’s fingertip was sticking out … In England, it’s hissing.

Photo of Burak Yilmaz

BUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTT OF BURAK YILMAAAAZZZ !!!! Nice combination from Lille on a free kick from Sanches. Found at the far post by André, Yilmaz sends the ball with a header into the small opposite net. The Lensois claim an offside …

Quite a few absent from the Lensois side, however: Medina suspended, Ganago not recovered from this butcher’s tackle from Kolodziejczak, Fofana who landed in Artois with a loose thigh, Sylla out too … That’s four tituses of less, anyway. Suddenly, a piece on the LOSC.

Luiz Araujo who, suddenly, was preferred to Jonathan Ikoné to animate the right side of the Mastiffs. For the rest, it’s a great classic on the Lille side. No need to ask: Jérémy Pied is on the bench, yes.

OOOOOHHHH GRADIT !!! We did not go far from the CSC, there! The Lensois defender almost deceived Leca with an unstoppable left-wing recovery on this center from the right of Luiz Araujo.

It’s hit by Kakuta, and headed back by Sotoca … In a bad way. Well. Jonathan David gave him a good counter situation a few minutes ago.

Besides, you do not dare to approach the stadium: the first who is gaunted on the forecourt of Mauroy is fined 30,000 balls and (I quote the prefect of the North) “closed prison”. He’s not kidding, the guy. Come on, good free kick for the Lensois.

HERE WE GO ! What an atmosphere in Mauroy, it sings loudly. Ah, I’m told in the headset that these are actually recorded songs. We’re playing behind closed doors tonight, thank you for curfew.

Note that the supporters of the two clubs did not wait tonight to launch the derby: all week, they lit up with banners interposed. In points, I would say that it was Lens who won, thanks to this flag hanging on the Luchin site, the LOSC training center, and on the Pierre-Mauroy stadium. The people of Lille were content to hang banners in town … Let’s say it’s equivalent to self-stealing a tarp.

And the last time Lens won In Lille was in February 2003, with Rigobert Song and Tony “Tonygoal” Vairelles. What a time!

It’s been a long time since Lens has not hit Lille. The last time was in 2006: 4-2, with pawns from Thomert, Cousin, Keita and Frau. It doesn’t make us any younger.

Hi @ Mr-Duss, welcome to you! You are the first. Are you confined too? You’re slapping on Bakari, but he’s planted pawns in the derby, the guy!

Well, you know, there’s a lot at stake tonight. In addition to the first place, current property of the Stade Rennais, it is also the future of the stick of Bourbotte, current property of RC Lens, which is being played tonight in Mauroy. Ah, and regional supremacy, I was going to forget.

HELLO FRANCE! So, is it going? Did we have a nice Sunday? Was the nap in front of Angers-Metz good? It’s time to wake up, or rush to get home before curfew. Notice, you will have nothing better to do at 9 p.m. than to be in front of your TV and with us: tonight at 9 p.m., Lille and Lens are engaging in an octagon without rules. At stake, for the winner: the place of leader of Ligue 1, just that! Hurry up, football does not wait!

By Simon Butel, warm at home to respect this damn curfew


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