Lille punish striker Bayo for clubbing ahead of PSG drubbing
Leagues: Ligue Un

Lille punish striker Bayo for clubbing ahead of PSG drubbing

Lille (France) (AFP) – Lille have booted striker Mohamed Bayo off their first-team squad and fined him 75,000 euros ($74,400) after he was seen clubbing the night before the weekend's heavy loss to Paris Saint-Germain, a source close to the club told AFP on Monday.  Lille bought the Guinea international from Clermont for more than […]

Leagues: Ligue Un

/ 104 days ago

Lille punish striker Bayo for clubbing ahead of PSG drubbing

Lille (France) (AFP) – Lille have booted striker Mohamed Bayo off their first-team squad and fined him 75,000 euros ($74,400) after he was seen clubbing the night before the weekend's heavy loss to Paris Saint-Germain, a source close to the club told AFP on Monday.  Lille bought the Guinea international from Clermont for more than […]
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Leagues: Ligue Un

/ 114 days ago

Ismaily strikes late to rescue Ligue 1 draw for Lille

Paris (AFP) – Lille moved to the top of the fledgling Ligue 1 table after Ismaily's second half equaliser secured a draw from a tough contest at Nantes on Friday.  Lille went into the game on the back of an impressive 4-1 win over Auxerre in last week's opening round but they were on the […]
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Leagues: Ligue Un

/ 241 days ago

Lille launch procedure against Ben Arfa over dressing room incident

Lille (France) (AFP) – Lille have launched a disciplinary procedure against Hatem Ben Arfa after an altercation with a team-mate and backroom staff in the dressing room last Saturday, the club's coach Jocelyn Gourvennec said on Friday. The 35-year-old former France international only joined the 2021 French champions in January and has played for them […]
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'Uninspired' Lille draw blank at home before Chelsea clash

Lille (France) (AFP) – Lille were held to a goalless draw at home against a resurgent Saint-Etienne on Friday just days before attempting to overturn a 2-0 deficit against holders Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League. The reigning French champions also suffered a blow with the exit of Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches […]
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Chelsea

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Chelsea sink Lille to prove they can thrive without Lukaku

London (AFP) – Chelsea showed they can thrive without Romelu Lukaku as Kai Havertz scored after replacing the axed Belgium striker for the 2-0 Champions League last-16, first-leg win against Lille on Tuesday. Thomas Tuchel's side took control of the tie thanks to Havertz's first-half header and Christian Pulisic's clinical finish after the break at […]
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Chelsea

/ 287 days ago

Lille aim to be 'party poopers' against European champions Chelsea

Lille (France) (AFP) – A Lille side sitting in mid-table in Ligue 1 head to London to face Chelsea this week hoping to play the role of "party poopers" against the reigning European champions, their coach Jocelyn Gourvennec told AFP. Recent Club World Cup winners Chelsea are heavy favourites to beat Lille in their Champions […]
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Leagues: Ligue Un

/ 414 days ago

Lille accused of ‘individual, collective poverty’

Paris (AFP) – Reigning French champions Lille suffered a 1-0 loss away to promoted Clermont on Saturday, with the club president accusing the team of "individual and collective poverty" for a performance which followed a run of three wins. Vital N'Simba drilled in from 20 metres just after the half-hour to earn Clermont a first […]
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Clermont Foot

/ 414 days ago

Lille resurgence slowed by defeat at Clermont

Paris (AFP) – Reigning French champions Lille suffered a 1-0 loss away to promoted Clermont on Saturday, slamming the brakes on their mini revival after a three-match winning run in Ligue 1.  Vital N'Simba drilled in from 20 metres just after the half-hour to earn Clermont a first victory in eight matches and deny Lille the […]
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Leagues: Ligue Un

/ 475 days ago

Lille's Sanches out for six weeks

Lille (France) (AFP) – Lille's Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches has undergone surgery on a knee injury and will be out for six weeks, the French champions announced.  Sanches had been struggling with his knee for several weeks. He played the entire 3-3 draw at Metz in the first round but was not in the squad […]
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Leagues: Ligue Un

/ 477 days ago

Dolberg double as Nice stun French champions Lille

Paris (AFP) – French champions Lille were left stunned by the man who led them to last season's Ligue 1 title, going down 4-0 at home to Christophe Galtier's new club Nice on Saturday as Denmark's Kasper Dolberg scored twice. Galtier oversaw Lille's remarkable title triumph in May as the side from northern France pipped […]
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Leagues: Ligue Un

/ 483 days ago

Turkish delight as Lille fight to 3-3 draw in Ligue 1 thriller

Paris (AFP) – Talsmanic Turkish striker Burak Yilmaz grabbed a last gasp goal as Lille fought back to a 3-3 draw at Metz as the French champions opened their title defence on Sunday. The surprise champions, who also beat Paris Saint-Germain in the French Super Cup last week, were trailing 3-1 before late goals from […]
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