• FT

    Auxerre

    2

    Bordeaux

    4

  • FT

    Lille

    3

    Caen

    0

  • FT

    Lorient

    0

    Dijon FCO

    0

  • FT

    Sochaux

    1

    Nancy

    0

  • FT

    St Etienne

    0

    Marseille

    0

  • FT

    Toulouse

    0

    Nice

    0

  • FT

    Rennes

    0

    Montpellier

    2

FRENCH LIGUE 1

Stadium Lille Métropole, France

Attendance: 16941

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Lille

  • Tulio De Melo 26' PEN
  • Tulio De Melo 36'
  • Dimitri Payet 60'

3 - 0

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Lille 3-0 Caen

Lille made certain of a top-three finish in Ligue 1 and a place in the Champions League with a comfortable victory over mid-table Caen tonight.

Les Dogues made it six wins on the trot with two goals from Tulio De Melo, the first from the penalty spot, plus a second-half strike from Dimitri Payet.

The win leaves Lille 12 points clear of fourth-placed Lyon, who can no longer overtake their rivals with just three games remaining.

Rudi Garcia's men also kept alive their outside hopes of a successful title defence, with Montpellier and Paris St Germain still within reach.

Lille threatened after just two minutes with Eden Hazard's cross fired into the side-netting by Payet.

But they were awarded a penalty after 25 minutes when goalkeeper Alexis Thebaux fouled Hazard in the area. De Melo took the spot-kick and made no mistake with a shot high into the net.

De Melo then added another 10 minutes later, heading home a corner from Hazard to put Lille in control of proceedings.

The home side continued to dominate after the interval, with Aurelien Chedjou firing over the crossbar before Payet saw a shot smothered by Thebaux.

But a third goal arrived after 59 minutes courtesy of Payet, who ran on to a long pass from Hazard before curling the ball beyond the reach of the Caen goalkeeper.

De Melo came close to completing a hat-trick five minutes later but his stunning volley crashed back off the crossbar.

On-loan midfielder Joe Cole also tried to add his name to the scoresheet as the clock ticked down, but Thebaux got down well to block the Englishman's angled drive.

Scoring Summary

  • Lille
  • Caen
Tulio De Melo (pen 26')
Tulio De Melo (36')
Dimitri Payet (60')
 

Match Stats

  • Lille
  • Caen
23(8) Shots (on goal) 3(0)
11 Fouls 19
7 Corner kicks 1
5 Offsides 4
67% Time of Possession 33%
0 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 5

Teams

  • Lille
  • Caen
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