Lille consolidate Ligue 1 second position with comeback win

Lille OSC comeback win against Amiens consolidated Christophe Galtier’s charges a second place in Ligue.Juan Otero opener for the away side before surviving a Nicolas Pepe penalty miss cancelled by Rafael Leao and Xeka’s winner with five minutes left.

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Christophe Galtier, head coach Lille, after the victory 2-1 against Amiens: “It’s a victory, the twelfth of the season, it must be appreciated. We started the game with a handicap that happened quickly. He told the club website

“We knew how the teams came to play here. We suffered a counter, we were led quickly and it took time to get into the match. 

“As and when we found more space and we had a penalty, missed by Nicolas (Pepe), but we had the happiness to equalize before half-time.

Even though the delivery was long, by dint of work, we had this ball to score this second goal. It was not a big match on our part, but this time we won. I see the glass half full. 

“This is an important result. If it does not go through Nicolas (Pepe) or Jo (Bamba), it must go through other players. 

“There can be only rapid transition, there must be other styles of purpose and we work in this direction, being much more patient, remaining balanced. 

“The turning point of the match is to have equalized just before the break. “

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