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Lille drops points after drawing 0-0 at home to Montpellier

Lille drops points after drawing 0-0 at home to Montpellier

PARIS (AP) — Lille dropped points in the race for second place and automatic qualification for the Champions League after drawing 0-0 at home to Montpellier on Sunday.

Montpellier showed why it has the second-best defense in the French league by containing Lille's 16-goal top scorer Nicolas Pepe .

The draw trims second-place Lille's lead over third-place Lyon to four points with both sides having 13 games remaining. Consistent Montpellier is in sixth spot.

Later Sunday, runaway league leader Paris Saint-Germain traveled to face Saint-Etienne and Reims hosted Rennes.

OTHER MATCHES

Forward Josh Maja made his Bordeaux debut in a 2-1 home win against Toulouse.

The 20-year-old Englishman joined from third-tier English side Sunderland. But it was veteran forward Jimmy Briand who struck Bordeaux's 83rd-minute winner.

Midfielder Toma Basic put Bordeaux ahead after two minutes and veteran midfielder Yannick Cahuzac leveled in the 70th.

Struggling Caen picked up a point in its fight against relegation after holding Strasbourg to a 0-0 draw at home.

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Updated : 2021-04-21 17:06 GMT+08:00