PARIS, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Lille’s track opening celebration fell
flat on Friday when they were hold to a 1-1 pull during home by
Nancy notwithstanding winning a Ligue 1 tussle.
Former Chelsea striker Salomon Kalou scored 4 minutes
before halftime to acquire a indicate for a triple French champions
after Djamel Bakar had put Nancy forward opposite a run of play.
Nancy had Benjamin Moukandjo Bile sent off for a second
bookable corruption in a 80th minute.
A ability 50,000-crowd packaged a new Grand Stade Lille
Metropole, a fourth home in a club’s 68-year history, but
eventually left frustrated.
Lille, a 2011 double winners and third in Ligue 1 last
season, had roughly all a possession in a initial half though made
little of it.
Nancy went forward from their initial genuine conflict when Bakar
curled a 25-metre shot past screw Mickael Landreau after 33
Ivory Coast general Kalou, who assimilated in a close
season after assisting Chelsea to their Champions League final
triumph in May, headed a equaliser from Marvin Martin’s cross.
That done adult for an progressing skip when Kalou unsuccessful to hit
the aim after being put purify by on goal.
The outcome left both teams with 4 points from their
opening dual games.
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