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Tops / Flops Lens-Lille: the Blood and Gold soar, pathetic “supporters”

The superb start to the Lensois championship, the Lille depression and the invasion of the field: find the Tops and Flops of the editorial staff at the end of the Lens-Lille meeting (1-0)


Things are high for Lens
What an incredible start to the Lensois season! This symbolic success against Lille validates the work of Franck Haise and his group for three years now. Still unbeaten in this start of the championship, the Lensois took advantage of this derby from the North to temporarily climb to the second step of the podium, but above all to put an end to a shortage of 15 years without a victory in the championship against the rival Lille. With a coach still as inspired and players who respond present, Lens can aim high this season.

The lensoises individualities at the rendezvous
If it was not the best match for Lens collectively, the individuals responded, starting with the Frankowski-Clauss pistons. With an incessant activity on the sides, they gave a lot of trouble to the men of Gourvennec and the goal of Frankowski comes to validate this beautiful performance. Also worthy of note is the big match between the Fofana-Doucouré pair, which extinguished André and Xeka in the midfield, but also that of Medina who disgusted the Lille attackers with 8 duels won out of 10 contested.


The invasion of land
We thought that the events of Nice-OM had sufficiently marked the spirits to no longer see such events occur, but it is clear that this was not enough. While tensions erupted between the Lille parking lot and the supporters of the Lensois turn, supporters from other stands saw fit to enter the lawn to do battle. New inadmissible images which still reflect a sad image of French football. If the officials decided to let the game resume, sanctions are long overdue.

Same ailments and same results for Lille
Decidedly, the Lille do not succeed in this start of the championship. Four days after their encouraging draw against Wolfsburg, Lille fell back into their pitfalls. Little or no sharpness in front of goal like Leca’s triple point blank stop in the 67th, Lille are lacking inspiration in front of goal. In addition, the LOSC again showed its friability on the sides where Clauss and Frankowski had boulevards to attack. Gourvennec will have to find solutions quickly otherwise the pressure will increase …


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