Soccer-Lens end 15-year wait to beat Lille in derby hit by crowd trouble

A second-half goal from Przemyslaw Frankowski earned RC Lens their first victory over Lille in 15 years as they moved up to provisional second place in Ligue 1 with a 1-0 win after a derby marred by crowd trouble on Saturday.


Reuters | Lens | Updated: 19-09-2021 00:08 IST | Created: 18-09-2021 23:00 IST
Soccer-Lens end 15-year wait to beat Lille in derby hit by crowd trouble
Frankowski's strike ended a 12-game winless streak for Lens against the French champions, who had beaten them 4-0 and 3-0 last season. Image Credit: Twitter(@RCLens)
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A second-half goal from Przemyslaw Frankowski earned RC Lens their first victory over Lille in 15 years as they moved up to provisional second place in Ligue 1 with a 1-0 win after a derby marred by crowd trouble on Saturday. Frankowski's strike ended a 12-game winless streak for Lens against the French champions, who had beaten them 4-0 and 3-0 last season.

The result put the "Sang et Or" (Blood and Gold) on 12 points from six games, three behind Paris St Germain, who will play their match in hand at home against Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday. Lille, who have only one win this season, are 13th on five points.

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