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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)

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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 Paris St Germain 38 89
2 Monaco 38 80
3 Lille 38 71
4 St Etienne 38 69
5 Lyon 38 61
6 Marseille 38 60
7 Bordeaux 38 53
8 Lorient 38 49
9 Toulouse 38 49
10 Bastia 38 49
11 Reims 38 48
12 Rennes 38 46
13 Nantes 38 46
14 Evian Thonon Gaillar 38 44
15 Montpellier 38 42
16 Guingamp 38 42
17 Nice 38 42
18 Sochaux 38 40
19 Valenciennes 38 29
20 AC Ajaccio 38 23