While he had refueled at home since the beginning of the season, the Losc remained silent against Strasbourg (0-0) Friday, opening the 13th day. However, it temporarily takes second place.
The match: 0-0
The series "Are made to stop", Thierry Laurey repeated this week, but if the Strasbourg (7th) had come to Lille "To bring something back" Friday, they may consider themselves lucky to have taken a point. The Losc hit the field 15 times in the first one-sided period (22 in all), when Racing, mostly curled up in their camp, was mostly content to (well) defend.
The debates were balanced in the second half, but it is the Dogues who will feed the most regrets, they who had not dropped any point at home this season. Their clumsiness will have cost them dearly (eight shots on target only), but it must also be said that they fell on a great goalkeeper, Matz Sels, author of two decisive stops before Xeka (73rd) and José Fonte (90th + 3) in second period. His defense has also been up, like this rescue Pablo Martinez ahead of Rafael Leao in injury time (90 + 3).
In the standings, the Losc temporarily resumes the second in Montpellier (3rd, 25 points), which will go to Angers Saturday evening (20:00). Strasbourg remains seventh, three points from European places.
The player: Nicolas Pépé willfully but clumsy
Author of a start to the season in Ligue 1 (eight goals, five assists), Nicolas Pépé experienced two periods to the opposite of each other Friday: one bouncy, the other without relief. The Ivorian had the merit of trying (five shots) but lacked realism (a squared), like the face to face with Sels early in the game (4th). He disappeared after the locker room.
Lille remained on eight home wins in Ligue 1, its longest run in the elite since 2010.