Ligue 1 Daily – Lille may need Champions League football to hang onto Hazard and Rami

Having slipped into top spot in Ligue 1 last weekend thanks to their win over Monaco, Lille OSC became just another French side to slip up after reaching the summit of the top flight. Like seemingly so many before them this season, the league leaders failed to capitalise on their opportunity and almost as quickly as Rudi Garcia had lead his side to the top, they dropped to second place. Thanks to a 1-1 draw with Bordeaux, Les Dogues have dropped behind Marseille on goal difference after they steamrollered Montpellier.

Having taken the lead through Moussa Sow’s tenth goal of the season in the 36th minute, Lille were pegged back by their hosts. Anthony Modeste, fresh off a hat-trick last weekend, saw a cross-cum-shot scrambled clear before Adil Rami headed beyond his own goalkeeper with just six minutes remaining. The French international was under incredible pressure from Micha

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