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French Ligue 1

LOSC Lille Metropole 2nd February 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Nicolas Rainville

Lille Lille vs Troyes Troyes

Lille 1

D Origi (74)


Troyes 1

F Camus (30)

Origi rescues Lille

Last Updated: 02/02/13 10:21pm

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Lille: Drew 1-1

Lille: Drew 1-1

Lille needed a second-half strike from teenager Divock Origi to rescue a point against second-bottom Troyes in Saturday's Ligue 1 clash at the Metropole.

Fabien Camus' opener on the half-hour mark put Jean-Marc Furlan's men on their way to back-to-back wins for the first time this season before 18-year-old Origi netted in the 74th minute.

The draw extends Lille's winless streak to four, leaving Rudi Garcia's side sitting in 11th place, 12 points off third-place Marseille who hold the final Champions League spot.

Troyes remain in trouble, five points adrift of fourth-bottom Evian, but will be encouraged after a battling display.

Lille made a decent start and created a good opportunity after eight minutes when Djibril Sidibe crossed for Nolan Roux, whose dummy gave Tulio De Melo an excellent opportunity. However his shot was diverted away from danger by keeper Yohann Thuram-Ulien.

Troyes had their first chance 10 minutes later but Florian Jarjat's diving header fell just wide of the post.

After 30 minutes the visitors did take the lead when Jeremie Brechet released Camus, who raced towards goal before firing a powerful 20-yard effort past Steeve Elana.

Going behind seemed to wake up the home side and Florent Balmont's right-footed volley from the edge of the area had to be pushed behind by Thuram-Ulien.

Four minutes into the second half and once again the visiting stopper was called into action, denying De Melo from 20 yards.

The pressure from the hosts continued and seven minutes later a curling effort from Ronny Rodelin was smothered by Thuram-Ulien.

And after 74 minutes Thuram-Ulien was finally beaten when Dimitri Payet powered his way down the left before crossing for an unmarked Origi, who headed home at the back post for his first goal in Ligue 1.

Looking for the winner Payet was again the provider with two minutes left, and with Troyes unable to clear his cross, Lucas Digne volleyed towards goal only for Thuram-Ulien to once again deny Lille.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 15 34
2 Paris St Germain 14 30
3 Lyon 14 27
4 Bordeaux 14 24
5 Nantes 15 24
6 St Etienne 14 23
7 Rennes 14 22
8 Monaco 14 20
9 Montpellier 14 20
10 Reims 14 19
11 Nice 14 18
12 Metz 14 18
13 Toulouse 14 17
14 Lille 13 16
15 Bastia 14 14
16 Caen 14 13
17 Lorient 14 13
18 Evian Thonon Gaillar 13 13
19 Guingamp 14 12
20 RC Lens 14 11