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  • Updated: August 13, 2022

Ligue 1: Lille Pulls Comeback Against Nantes To Top League Table

Ligue 1: Lille Pulls Comeback Against Nantes To Top League T

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 back foot when Moses Simon struck for the home side in the 27th minute, tucking in from close range.

French Cup winners Nantes were held to an uninspiring goalless draw at Angers on the opening weekend but appeared to be closing in on a first win of the season as they held out against some sustained Lille attacks.

Fifteen minutes from time, however, the visitors, who finished a mediocre 10th last season, got their reward when Canadian striker Jonathan David provided the assist for Brazilian defender Ismaily to fire in the leveller.

The draw puts Lille one point ahead of defending champions and red hot favourites for the title Paris Saint-Germain who host Montpellier on Saturday, with the focus likely to be on the highly-anticipated return of Kylian Mbappe.

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