Lille Strengthen Grip On Second Place In France Ligue 1

Lille Strengthen Grip On Second Place  In France Ligue 1

Lille strengthenthen Grip on Second place in France ligue 1 on Sunday as Christophe Galtier's men claimed a narrow 1-0 win over struggling Dijon.

With PSG still 17 points clear at the top with a game in hand, Lille are well-placed to secure a return to the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2012, sitting eight points ahead of third-placed Lyon, who host Toulouse later on Sunday.

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Dijon, who remain five points from safety in 19th spot, made life tough for Lille at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy until Wesley Lautoa put through his own net in the 72nd minute.

Elsewhere, Patrick Vieira's Nice boosted their hopes of qualifying for next season's Europa League as Youcef Atal's 20th-minute strike was enough to see off Strasbourg 1-0.

Nice are seventh in the table, three points adrift of fourth-placed Saint-Etienne.