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French Ligue 1

LOSC Lille Metropole 5th October 2013 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Stephane Jochem

Lille Lille vs AC Ajaccio AC Ajaccio

Lille 3

P Souare (16)
I Gueye (57)
S Kalou (70)


AC Ajaccio 0

Three and easy for Lille

Last Updated: 05/10/13 9:37pm

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David Rozehnal and Vincent Enyeama celebrate for Lille

David Rozehnal and Vincent Enyeama celebrate for Lille

Lille moved up to fourth in Ligue 1 as they dismantled Ajaccio 3-0 on Saturday night.

Pape Souare's header was all the hosts had to show for a first half of utter dominance and the one-way traffic continued after the break, yielding two more goals.

Salomon Kalou created the first for Idrissa Gueye and then netted the third himself to complete at 3-0 success.

The win moved Lille level on points with third-placed Marseille, who host Paris St Germain on Sunday.

Marvin Martin handed visiting goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa his first test of what would turn out to be a busy evening with an instant shot from the edge of the area after Florent Balmont's corner was cleared.

And it was from a Martin corner from the right that Lille went in front in the 17th minute.

Souare rose highest at the far post to head the delivery home.

Ochoa blocked a Balmont effort minutes later and the Lille man then crossed for Nolan Roux to head inches over as the hosts threatened to run riot.

Instead they led just 1-0 at the break, but they showed no sign of sitting on their lead in the second half.

Ochoa pulled off another fine save to keep out Ronny Rodelin's terrific 25-yard effort and was just as impressive in preventing Kalou's header from a Balmont cross from going in.

The pressure was relentless, though, and Lille doubled their lead in the 57th minute when Kalou dribbled in from the left before setting up Gueye to lash a right-footed shot past a powerless Ochoa.

And the impressive Kalou sealed the win in the 70th minute, following in to score with a diving header after Ochoa had punched away Rodelin's shot.

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French Ligue 1

French Ligue 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Marseille 14 31
2 Paris St Germain 14 30
3 Lyon 14 27
4 Nantes 14 24
5 Bordeaux 14 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