Lens, provisional dolphin, pressure OM

Lille, for its part, won in Toulouse on Saturday and moved back into the top 5.

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Lensois striker Lois Openda and his captain Seko Fofana celebrate their victory over Angers (3-0), on March 18, 2023 in Lens.  (SAMER AL-DOUMY / AFP)

Whatever the weather, the sun is shining brightly in northern France as spring approaches. Indeed, the two Ligue 1 clubs in the Hauts-de-France region are in good spirits after their respective encounters on Saturday, March 18, during the 28th matchday of Ligue 1.

Unlike the red lantern of Anjou in the Bollaert stadium, the Lensois did not do it in the lace. Big winners (3-0) temporarily climb the Artésiens to second place in Ligue 1, one point ahead of Olympique de Marseille, which travels to Reims at the end of this 28th match day.

Loïs Openda strikes again

To temporarily regain this place of dolphin, which has been his for a long time this season, RC Lens has been able to count on his strong men. Captain Seko Fofana was the first to open the score, after which Loïs Openda scored twice. The young Belgian prodigy thus remains on five goals in two games, after his record hat-trick on the Clermont lawn, during the 27th match day.

A little earlier in the afternoon, and after a match delay due to a heavy thunderstorm, Losc won in Toulouse (2-0), thanks to the performances of Alexsandro Ribeiro and Mohamed Bayo.

Lille took the opportunity to take fifth place and qualify for the Europa League conference, beating Rennes, who moved to the Parc des Princes on Sunday afternoon.

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