Paris, Feb 8: Victor Osimhen scored his 12th goal of the season to help Lille win 2-0 at Angers in the opening game of matchday 24 in the French Ligue 1.
Last year's runners-up pulled even with third-placed Rennes in the standings after their third successive league win, which boosts their hopes for a spot in the Champions League next year.
Rennes have a chance to restore their three-point lead on Saturday when they host 14th placed Brest. In the match on Friday Nigerian striker Osimhen opened the scoring for the visitors in the 14th minute after a VAR review ruled the 21-year-old was not offside.
Renato Sanches doubled the lead 15 minutes from time with a low shot from just inside the box. Angers, after suffering a three-game losing streak, sit in 13th place with 30 points. (UNI-Xinhua)