Moses Simon Stars As Nantes Pick Up First Point of the Season Against Lille

Moses Simon Stars As Nantes Pick Up First Point of the Season Against Lille

  • Nantes and Lille battled it out to a one-all draw in Ligue 1 on Friday evening in a game that both teams showed a defensive masterclass
  • Nantes scored and conceded their first goals of the season, with Moses Simon striking from close range
  • Lille now move to the top of the table temporarily with four points from two games

Nigerian winger Moses Simon dazzled to help his side draw with Lille in the first game of game week two in the French Ligue 1.

Simon converted an effort from close range in the 28th minute via a deflected corner before Ismaily came off the bench to rescue a point for Lille.

Moses Simon, Nantes, Lille, Ismailly, French Ligue 1
Moses Simon of Nantes celebrates after scoring against Lille. Photo by Philippe Lecoeur.
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Simon's goal was Nantes' first goal of the season after their opening game last weekend against Angers ended in a barren draw.

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Nantes started the better of the two sides before Lille's Jonathan Bamba took over with some mazy runs. Simon hit the foot of the post with some wicked effort before finally finding the back of the net two minutes later.

After the break, Lille resumed the game with intent but were kept at bay by Nantes goalkeeper Alban Lafont who made two wonderful saves from Remy Cabella. Lille then struck the crossbar via a Benjamin Andre.

But they finally got their breakthrough in the 76th minute after Ismily interchanged some passes with Jonathan David before slotting in into the far post.

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