PARIS (AP) — Lille won at Angers 2-0 in the French league to move level on points with third-placed Rennes on Friday.
Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen scored in the 14th minute when he latched onto a pass and coolly lobbed goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle. The goal was ruled out for offside but allowed following a video review.
Butelle saved another effort from Osimhen a few minutes later. But he was well beaten in the 75th when Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches dribbled past a couple of defenders after cutting in from the left, and drilled a low shot inside the near post.
Osimhen went clean through in the 78th but Butelle stopped his low shot going through his legs. Moments later, Osimhen left the field on a stretcher with an apparent leg injury.
Rennes leads Lille on goal difference but can restore its three-point lead with a home win against Brest on Saturday.
Runaway league leader Paris Saint-Germain hosts Lyon on Sunday.
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