LOSC was under pressure by hosting OGC Nice at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium on behalf of the 35th day. The victory of PSG against Lens (2-1) at the end of the afternoon indeed forced the Mastiffs to win in order to keep their place of leader in the standings. To achieve this, Christophe Galtier aligned a 4-4-2 with the untenable duo Yilmaz, David in attack. For his part, Adrian Ursea opted for a 4-5-1 with the only Dolberg in the lead.
The meeting started ideally for the Mastiffs. Alerted in the area, David put back on Yilmaz who with a wonderful curled shot deceived Benitez (1-0, 13th). With its opener, the northern club quietly managed the first half and was not worried by his opponent. Just before the break, Maignan was in depth David alone against Benitez who did not fit his shot (40th). Mistreated in the game, the Aiglons were doing pretty well at the break with a one goal delay on the scoreboard.
LOSC fears no one
After the locker room, things got even more complicated for Ursea’s men with the expulsion of Lotomba for a second yellow card (48th). Just before the hour of play, the LOSC made the break. On a cross from Reinildo badly negotiated by Saliba, Celik released a superb volley which deceived Benitez (2-0, 56th).
Boosted, the Mastiffs missed the goal of the KO by Yilmaz well launched by David. But the strike of the Turkish striker hit the upright (64th). Sure of their strength, Christophe Galtier’s men unrolled at the end of the match and confiscated the leather from Les Aiglons. Thanks to this twenty-second success of the season, LOSC once again took the lead in the championship with a head start over PSG.
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