WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Lille qualified for the Champions League last 16 for the first time in 15 years as the French champion beat Wolfsburg 3-1 on Wednesday to win its group.
Either team would have qualified with a win in a tight Group G, and it was Lille which seized the opportunity.
LILLE, France (AP) — It took Jonathan David some time to settle in at French club Lille. Three months, actually.
He only scored his first league goal a year ago after having joined Lille from Belgian club Gent last August.
LILLE, France (AP) — In-form Canada striker Jonathan David scored his 12th goal of the season as Lille beat Salzburg 1-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday to claim the top spot in their group.
With one round of matches remaining, Lille has a one-point lead over the Austrian side in the tight Group G, where all four teams can still progress.
PARIS (AP) — Angel Di Maria set up the equalizer and then netted the winning goal himself as Paris Saint-Germain rallied past defending champion Lille 2-1 on Friday to stretch its lead at the top of the French league to 10 points.
SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Livewire teenage forward Karim Adeyemi won yet another penalty, scored it and then netted again from the spot as Salzburg beat Lille 2-1 on Wednesday to top Champions League Group G.
LILLE, France (AP) — French champion Lille failed to take advantage of an extra man when it was held to a 0-0 draw by Wolfsburg in their Champions League opener on Tuesday.
Wolfsburg played for more than 30 minutes with 10 players after imposing United States center half John Brooks was sent off in the 63rd minute for a second yellow card following a handball.
PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Lille slipped to a second defeat in five games in the French league with a 2-1 loss at Lorient on Friday.
Lille lost just three league matches throughout last season but has only won once in five games so far this campaign and conceded 11 goals.
PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Lille needed an equalizer in the last seconds of stoppage time to secure a 3-3 draw at Metz in a thrilling French league game on Sunday.
Veteran Turkey striker Burak Yilmaz collected the ball in Lille's counterattack, broke down the left, cut inside a defender and saw his low shot clip the goalkeeper's leg and loop over the line in the sixth minute of added time.
MONACO (AP) — Lille upset the odds to win its first French championship in 10 years, edging defending champion Paris Saint-Germain by one point as an enthralling title race ended on Sunday.
PSG had to better Lille's result, but Lille won 2-1 at Angers and PSG won 2-0 at Brest in one of the most exciting French seasons for many years.
MONACO (AP) — Lille has no intention of looking back on Angers with any regret this Sunday as an enthralling French league campaign reaches the final round.
Lille has a slender one-point lead over defending champion Paris Saint-Germain, which narrowed the gap last weekend to keep the pressure on.
PARIS (AP) — Burak Yilmaz scored an early penalty and added a superb long strike as French league leader Lille won at Lens 3-0 to move four points ahead of Paris Saint-Germain on Friday.
PSG must beat Rennes on Sunday to stay within one point of Lille...
PARIS (AP) — Burak Yilmaz is finding his form just in time, because Lille really needs the veteran Turkey striker's goals for the last eight games of a tight French title race involving four teams...
ISTANBUL (AP) — Veteran striker Burak Yilmaz scored a hat trick as Turkey stunned the Netherlands 4-2 on Wednesday in the opening game of European World Cup qualifying, while Norway made a statement before their Group G match against Gibraltar started...