Lille score late winner to beat Brest in French league

by | 25 February, 2023 | Ligue 1 News

Bafode Diakite (r) scored the winner in Lille's come-from-behind win over Brest.

Bafode Diakite (r) scored the winner in Lille’s come-from-behind win over Brest.

After conceding late goals last weekend in a narrow defeat at Paris Saint-Germain, Lille produced a late winner to beat Brest 2-1 and move up to fifth place in the French league.

Brest led after eight minutes on Friday when Lille defender Tiago Djalo scored an own goal off his thigh following a cross.

Defender Bafode Diakite headed in the equaliser on the hour from Kosovo winger Edon Zhegrova‘s cross.

The winner came in the 81st from another defender when Brazilian centre back Alexsandro headed in from an Angel Gomes corner.

Lille, who lost at PSG 4-3 after Lionel Messi scored from a free kick deep in injury time, are one point ahead of Rennes in sixth spot.