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Ligue 1: Lille edged past Nantes with Pépé and Coulibaly on target

Nicolas Pépé and Kalifa Coulibaly were on target in Lille’s 3-2 win over Nantes in Sunday’s French Ligue 1 outing. The in-demand Cote d'Ivoire winger scored his 18th league goal of the season while the 27-year-old registered his third goal this term in the encounter.

Valentin Eysseric opened the scoring in the in the 54th minute from the penalty spot and two minutes later Coulibaly doubled the lead for the Canaries.

In the 62nd minute, Rafael Leao halved the deficit and four minute after Pépé levelled proceedings for his side, converting from the penalty spot.

Jonathan Bamba then scored the winning goal for Christophe Galtier’s men in the in the 69th minute to help them clinch their ninth away victory this term.

Despite the victory, Lille remain second in the log behind Paris Saint-Germain with 60 points from 30 games. They visit Reims next on April 7.

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