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Prolific David strikes again to take Lille top

LILLE, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Jonathan David netted the one objective as Lille brushed apart their dismal home kind to beat RB Salzburg 1-0 at residence on Tuesday and take management of their Champions League group.

The French champions are with out a win in 5 Ligue 1 video games however took the lead within the thirty first minute when prolific Canadian striker David completed from shut vary after a mazy dribble from strike accomplice Burak Yilmaz.

David is the top scorer in Ligue 1 with 10 targets and struck for the second Champions League sport in a row after bagging a penalty in a 2-1 win at Sevilla earlier this month.

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Lille top a tightly-poised Group G with eight factors after 5 video games whereas Salzburg are second with seven, Sevilla are third on six and Wolfsburg backside with 5, with all 4 groups nonetheless standing an opportunity of qualifying for the knockout stage.

Salzburg would have clinched their place within the final 16 with victory however now have to keep away from defeat of their last sport at residence to Sevilla to advance. Lille go to Wolfsburg figuring out a draw can be sufficient to undergo.

While the Austrians are 15 factors clear of their division, Lille are floundering this season after staging an enormous shock final season in pipping Paris St Germain to elevate a primary home crown in a decade.

Jocelyn Gourvennec’s aspect are twelfth in Ligue 1, 20 factors off leaders PSG and solely 4 above the relegation zone.

They went into Tuesday’s sport reeling from throwing away a two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw with 10-man AS Monaco.

But towards Salzburg they produced a gritty, disciplined efficiency, permitting the guests a lot of the ball however limiting them to solely half probabilities.

The closest the Austrians got here to levelling within the second half was when Karim Adeyemi was felled proper on the sting of the world by Lille’s Tiago Djalo however they have been denied a penalty, with a free kick inches away from the world awarded as an alternative.

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Reporting by Richard Martin
Editing by Toby Davis and Pritha Sarkar

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group G - Lille v FC Salzburg - Stade Pierre-Mauroy - Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France - November 23, 2021 FC Salzburg's Jerome Onguene in action REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group G - Lille v FC Salzburg - Stade Pierre-Mauroy - Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France - November 23, 2021 Lille's Jonathan Ikone celebrates with Jonathan Bamba after the match REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group G - Lille v FC Salzburg - Stade Pierre-Mauroy - Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France - November 23, 2021 Lille's Jonathan Ikone celebrates with Jonathan Bamba after the match REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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