Former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou scored twice as Lille came from behind to beat mid-table Bastia and stay in touch with the Ligue 1 pacesetters.

Midfielder Ludovic Genest shocked the hosts with a third-minute opener, before Kalou came to the fore.

The Ivory Coast international showed quick feet to find space and slot home the equaliser, then curled in a sublime finish from the edge of the box.

The result saw Lille move four points behind leaders Paris St-Germain.

The 2010-11 champions boast the most miserly defence in the French top flight with Genest's goal only the sixth they have conceded, and the first at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy since October.

Their Kalou-inspired recovery saw them tighten their grip on third spot, while Bastia, whom Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien counts among his former clubs, remain 13th.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Lille

  • 01 Enyeama
  • 18 Beria
  • 23 Souaré
  • 24 Mavuba
  • 14 Kjaer Booked
  • 25 Basa Booked
  • 04 Balmont (Delaplace - 81' )
  • 10 Martin Booked (Rodelin - 72' )
  • 26 Roux
  • 08 Kalou (De Melo - 92' )
  • 05 Gueye

Substitutes

  • 06 Delaplace
  • 09 De Melo
  • 15 Sidibe
  • 16 Elana
  • 20 Rodelin
  • 22 Rozehnal
  • 27 Origi

Bastia

  • 01 Landreau (Leca - 45' )
  • 23 Diakité
  • 15 Palmieri
  • 27 Sablé
  • 05 Squillaci
  • 21 Harek
  • 14 Genest Booked
  • 20 Modesto (Keseru - 79' )
  • 17 Raspentino
  • 13 Boudebouz
  • 19 Ba (Barbato - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Krasic
  • 08 Maoulida
  • 11 Keseru
  • 16 Leca
  • 29 Cioni
  • 33 Barbato
  • 34 Keita
Ref: Sébastien Desiage
Att: 37,682

Match Stats

Shots

17 8

On target

7 4

Corners

10 5

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Lille 2, Bastia 1.

90:00 +3:49 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Lille 2, Bastia 1.

90:00 +3:28

Foul by Túlio De Melo (Lille).

90:00 +3:28

Sébastien Squillaci (Bastia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:06

Franck Beria (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:06

Foul by Joseph Barbato (Bastia).

90:00 +2:20

Attempt missed. Jonathan Delaplace (Lille) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Franck Beria following a corner.

90:00 +1:52

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Julian Palmieri.

90:00 +1:10 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lille. Túlio De Melo replaces Salomon Kalou.

90:00 +0:38

Simon Kjaer (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:38

Foul by Joseph Barbato (Bastia).

88:25

Attempt missed. Pape Souaré (Lille) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonathan Delaplace with a cross following a corner.

87:50

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Fethi Harek.

87:27

Attempt saved. Nolan Roux (Lille) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ronny Rodelin.

86:48

Idrissa Gueye (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:48

Foul by Claudiu Keseru (Bastia).

86:03 Booking

Booking Simon Kjaer (Lille) is shown the yellow card.

85:26

Marko Basa (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:26

Foul by Fethi Harek (Bastia).

84:26

Foul by Rio Mavuba (Lille).

84:26

Ryad Boudebouz (Bastia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:13

Attempt saved. Ronny Rodelin (Lille) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Salomon Kalou.

82:53

Foul by Marko Basa (Lille).

82:53

Claudiu Keseru (Bastia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:38

Pape Souaré (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:38

Foul by Claudiu Keseru (Bastia).

80:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lille. Jonathan Delaplace replaces Florent Balmont.

78:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bastia. Claudiu Keseru replaces Francois Modesto.

77:53

Attempt missed. Ronny Rodelin (Lille) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pape Souaré.

74:43

Offside, Lille. Nolan Roux tries a through ball, but Salomon Kalou is caught offside.

74:08

Attempt blocked. Julien Sablé (Bastia) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

74:05

Attempt blocked. Ludovic Genest (Bastia) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sébastien Squillaci with a headed pass.

73:42

Corner, Bastia. Conceded by Franck Beria.

71:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lille. Ronny Rodelin replaces Marvin Martin.

69:59

Foul by Franck Beria (Lille).

69:59

Joseph Barbato (Bastia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:43

Offside, Lille. Pape Souaré tries a through ball, but Salomon Kalou is caught offside.

65:40

Foul by Rio Mavuba (Lille).

65:40

Francois Modesto (Bastia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:19

Attempt saved. Florian Raspentino (Bastia) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Francois Modesto.

64:10

Florent Balmont (Lille) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:10

Foul by Joseph Barbato (Bastia).

63:31

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Sébastien Squillaci.

62:12

Simon Kjaer (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:12

Foul by Ryad Boudebouz (Bastia).

59:57

Corner, Bastia. Conceded by Franck Beria.

52:36

Rio Mavuba (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:36

Dangerous play by Ryad Boudebouz (Bastia).

50:55 Booking

Booking Marvin Martin (Lille) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50:49

Foul by Marvin Martin (Lille).

50:49

Julien Sablé (Bastia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:48

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Jean-Louis Leca.

45:00

Second Half begins Lille 2, Bastia 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bastia. Jean-Louis Leca replaces Mickaël Landreau because of an injury.

45:00 +1:59 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Lille 2, Bastia 1.

45:00 +1:25

Foul by Simon Kjaer (Lille).

45:00 +1:25

Drissa Diakité (Bastia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:51

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Mickaël Landreau.

45:00 +0:49

Attempt saved. Salomon Kalou (Lille) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nolan Roux.

44:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bastia. Joseph Barbato replaces Adama Ba.

43:55

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

43:21

Delay in match Adama Ba (Bastia) because of an injury.

41:34

Attempt missed. Florian Raspentino (Bastia) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Ryad Boudebouz.

41:09

Offside, Lille. Nolan Roux tries a through ball, but Salomon Kalou is caught offside.

41:08

Attempt missed. Nolan Roux (Lille) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Florent Balmont with a cross following a set piece situation.

40:31 Booking

Booking Ludovic Genest (Bastia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

40:19

Pape Souaré (Lille) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:19

Foul by Ludovic Genest (Bastia).

38:34

Offside, Lille. Idrissa Gueye tries a through ball, but Nolan Roux is caught offside.

37:22

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Fethi Harek.

35:59

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Drissa Diakité.

35:57

Attempt blocked. Nolan Roux (Lille) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Florent Balmont with a cross.

33:52

Foul by Simon Kjaer (Lille).

33:52

Ryad Boudebouz (Bastia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:34

Foul by Simon Kjaer (Lille).

31:34

Adama Ba (Bastia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:44 Booking

Booking Marko Basa (Lille) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

26:35

Foul by Marko Basa (Lille).

26:35

Ryad Boudebouz (Bastia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:59

Foul by Franck Beria (Lille).

24:59

Adama Ba (Bastia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:16

Foul by Nolan Roux (Lille).

23:16

Fethi Harek (Bastia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lille 2, Bastia 1. Salomon Kalou (Lille) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Marko Basa.

19:09

Attempt missed. Florent Balmont (Lille) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

17:39

Attempt missed. Ludovic Genest (Bastia) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ryad Boudebouz with a cross following a corner.

17:14

Corner, Bastia. Conceded by Florent Balmont.

16:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lille 1, Bastia 1. Salomon Kalou (Lille) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nolan Roux.

15:42

Attempt saved. Florent Balmont (Lille) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Salomon Kalou.

14:02

Attempt saved. Salomon Kalou (Lille) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Florent Balmont with a cross.

12:41

Marvin Martin (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:41

Foul by Julien Sablé (Bastia).

12:24

Corner, Bastia. Conceded by Nolan Roux.

11:57

Corner, Bastia. Conceded by Idrissa Gueye.

11:45

Attempt saved. Florian Raspentino (Bastia) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

11:31

Attempt missed. Simon Kjaer (Lille) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Florent Balmont with a cross following a corner.

11:05

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Sébastien Squillaci.

10:16

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Sébastien Squillaci.

8:27

Corner, Lille. Conceded by Fethi Harek.

8:26

Attempt blocked. Nolan Roux (Lille) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

7:34

Attempt missed. Florian Raspentino (Bastia) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Adama Ba with a cross.

5:27

Attempt missed. Idrissa Gueye (Lille) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rio Mavuba.

4:20

Attempt missed. Nolan Roux (Lille) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

2:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lille 0, Bastia 1. Ludovic Genest (Bastia) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

1:37

Attempt saved. Adama Ba (Bastia) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryad Boudebouz.

0:20

Foul by Julian Palmieri (Bastia).

0:20

Florent Balmont (Lille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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