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Lille 2-1 Bastia

Former Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou celebrates scoring in Ligue 1 for Lille

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.

Line-ups

Lille

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Enyeama
  • 18Beria
  • 23Souaré
  • 24Mavuba
  • 14KjaerBooked at 87mins
  • 25BasaBooked at 27mins
  • 4BalmontSubstituted forDelaplaceat 81'minutes
  • 10MartinBooked at 51minsSubstituted forRodelinat 72'minutes
  • 26Roux
  • 8KalouSubstituted forDe Meloat 90+2'minutes
  • 5Gueye

Substitutes

  • 6Delaplace
  • 9De Melo
  • 15Sidibe
  • 16Elana
  • 20Rodelin
  • 22Rozehnal
  • 27Origi

Bastia

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1LandreauSubstituted forLecaat 45'minutes
  • 23Diakité
  • 15Palmieri
  • 27Sablé
  • 5Squillaci
  • 21Harek
  • 14GenestBooked at 41mins
  • 20ModestoSubstituted forKeseruat 79'minutes
  • 17Raspentino
  • 13Boudebouz
  • 19BaSubstituted forBarbatoat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Krasic
  • 8Maoulida
  • 11Keseru
  • 16Leca
  • 29Cioni
  • 33Barbato
  • 34Keita
Referee:
Sébastien Desiage
Attendance:
37,682

Match Stats

Home TeamLilleAway TeamBastia
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home17
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lille 2, Bastia 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lille 2, Bastia 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Túlio De Melo (Lille).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Joseph Barbato (Bastia).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Lille. Conceded by Julian Palmieri.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Lille. Túlio De Melo replaces Salomon Kalou.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Joseph Barbato (Bastia).

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Lille. Conceded by Fethi Harek.

  14. Post update

    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.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Claudiu Keseru (Bastia).

  17. Booking

    Simon Kjaer (Lille) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Fethi Harek (Bastia).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Rio Mavuba (Lille).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 14th December 2013

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