Pepe scores twice for Lille, Lyon seals 3rd in Ligue 1

Sports 05/18/19, 16:37

Lyon sealed third place and Champions League football after beating Caen 4-0 in the French league on Saturday while the in-demand Nicolas Pepe scored twice for Lille.Lille thrashed struggling Angers 5-0, with Pepe scoring in each half to lift his tally to 22 league goals. Only Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian ...

Lille moves a step closer to Champions League qualification

Soccer 04/28/19, 16:36

As its prolific attack came to life in the second half, Lille routed Nimes 5-0 in the French league on Sunday to strengthen its grip on second place and automatic qualification for next season's Champions League.After former France forward Loic Remy put Lille ahead in the 51st minute, forward Jonathan ...

PSG again fails to seal French title after crushing 5-1 loss

Soccer 04/14/19, 16:34

Needing just a draw to win the French title, defending champion Paris Saint-Germain was humiliated 5-1 at Lille on Sunday.PSG needed a home win against Strasbourg to clinch an eighth French title last weekend, only to draw 2-2.This time, PSG striker Kylian Mbappe had two goals disallowed for offside. PSG ...

Lille drops points after drawing 0-0 at home to Montpellier

Soccer 02/17/19, 13:43

Lille dropped points in the race for second place and automatic qualification for the Champions League after drawing 0-0 at home to Montpellier on Sunday.Montpellier showed why it has the second-best defense in the French league by containing Lille's 16-goal top scorer Nicolas Pepe .The draw trims second-placed Lille's lead ...

Pepe’s rise: From fighting relegation to Ligue 1’s new star

Soccer 02/07/19, 11:30

Lille forward Nicolas Pepe can tell by the way opponents react to him these days that his status in the French league has changed dramatically over the last year."It's in the attitude of defenders that I can see I've taken on a new dimension," Pepe said. "Some of those I've ...

Balotelli scores on debut but Marseille loses 2-1 to Lille

Soccer 01/25/19, 17:51

Mario Balotelli scored on his Marseille debut on Friday, but it was too late to save his side from a 2-1 home defeat to second-place Lille.Balotelli rose to powerfully head in a corner five minutes into injury time, shortly after Lille striker Nicolas Pepe had netted his second goal of ...

French scoring race produces a couple of surprise candidates

Soccer 12/13/18, 08:54

The race to finish as the French league's top scorer was expected to be a three-way contest between Paris Saint-Germain forwards Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.But while that trio is scoring regularly as expected, a couple of unheralded players are keeping pace.Nantes striker Emiliano Sala is matching Mbappe at ...

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