Nantes 1-1 Lille: The Mastiffs take a point at Stade de la Beaujoire

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On Friday, Nantes and Lille were held to a 1-1 draw at the Stade de la Beaujoire. Nantes were looking for a victory after a scoreless draw against Angers SCO in their previous match. Lille, on the other hand, were coming from a 4-1 win against Auxerre. As it stands, Nantes and Lille are 9th, (2 points) and 1st, (4 points), in the league respectively, after 2 matches.

Nantes started strongly in the first half, when Moses Simon found the net in the 28th minute to take them into the break 1-0 up.

Les Dogues took the lead in the second half, when Ismaily found the net in the 76th minute, levelled the final score at 1-1 draw.

Substitutions for Nantes included Fabio, Evann Guessand and Dennis Appiah for Marcus Coco, Mostafa Mohamed and Quentin Merlin, repectively. Lille brought on Ismaily, Bafode Diakite, Gabriel Gudmundsson and Jonas Martin for Tiago Djalo, Akim Zedadka, Mohamed Bayo and Angel Gomes.

There were bookings for Andrei from Nantes, and Akim Zedadka, Jose Fonte, Tiago Djalo and Benjamin Andre, for Lille.

Nantes will next travel to Olympique de Marseille, while Lille will face Paris Saint-Germain at home.

Technical card:
Nantes:Alban Lafont, Andrei, Nicolas Pallois, Jean-Charles Castelletto, Marcus Coco (Fabio, min.59), Pedro Chirivella, Samuel Moutoussamy, Quentin Merlin (Dennis Appiah, min.90), Moses Simon, Ludovic Blas and Mostafa Mohamed (Evann Guessand, min.79)
Lille:Leo Jardim, Akim Zedadka (Bafode Diakite, min.46), Jose Fonte, Alexsandro Ribeiro, Tiago Djalo (Ismaily, min.46), Jonathan David, Remy Cabella, Angel Gomes (Jonas Martin, min.85), Benjamin Andre, Jonathan Bamba and Mohamed Bayo (Gabriel Gudmundsson, min.77)
Stadium:the Stade de la Beaujoire
Goals:Moses Simon (1-0, min. 28) and Ismaily (1-1, min. 76)