Ligue 1: Lens beats Lille and wins a derby marked by overflows between supporters

Unpublished since September 2010, the Bollaert stadium was full to attend a poster between the Racing Club de Lens and the Lille olympique sporting club (LOSC). Thirty-eight thousand supporters, including 1,200 from Lille, gave their voice to the Northern derby. An unspectacular match on the field which finally turned to the advantage of the Lensois at the end of the game, which was enough for the happiness of the blood and gold fans.

In the first period, the Lensois public did not often have the opportunity to roar. Lille goalkeeper Ivo Grbic was involved only twice: on a too centered strike by Gaël Kakuta at the start of the match (9e) and during a powerful shot from Florian Sotoca (45e+1) just before the break.

At the same time, the French champion did not frame a single strike, his flagship striker, Burak Yilmaz, having the unfortunate tendency to find himself in an offside position. “It’s a closed game for now, recognized at the break the Lille winger and French international Jonathan Ikoné, at the microphone of Amazon Prime. They do a good pressing which puts us in difficulty. “

Land invasion at half-time

Half-time is marked by overflows between supporters. Originally, Lille fans forced the security cordon to curse their counterparts located in the adjacent grandstand. In response, dozens of Lensois fans from the Marek stand crossed the field to do battle with Lille supporters, finally repelled by the police.

Lensois supporters invade the lawn in the direction of the Lille stand at half-time of the match, at the Bollaert stadium, Saturday, September 18.

Projectiles, including seats, were thrown from the visitors’ gallery. At least one Lensois supporter was injured and taken care of by a medical team. Finally, after forty-five minutes of interruption, the match can resume with a reinforced safety device at the edge of the stands.

Victorious 3-0 at Lens in a closed stadium last season, Lille failed to pack the second act. Until this stung head of Burak Yilmaz which grazes the post (63e). Except that this derby will switch in favor of the Sang et Or as the last quarter of an hour of play approaches.

Gaël Kakuta launches Przemyslaw Frankowski on the left in the box and the right-hander takes advantage of a favorable counter to open his strong foot and find the net (1-0, 74e). In the process, the Lensois public rejoices in believing to see his team doubling the bet, but the goal of Wesley Saïd is finally canceled by the video assistance.

Anecdotal in view of the final score. We had to go back to April 2006 to find the trace of a victory for the Sang et Or in the North derby in the league. It is already the third defeat of the reigning French champion. In six days during the 2021-2022 fiscal year, he accumulated as many as last season in thirty-eight games.

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