Lille scores late winner to beat Brest 2-1 in French league

PARIS (AP) — 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 on Friday.

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

Defender Bafodé Diakité headed in the equalizer on the hour from Kosovo winger Edon Zhegrova’s cross.

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

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

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