Paris vs Lille

LOSC Lille in short

Lille Olympique Sporting Club, or LOSC, was established on September 23rd, 1944, following a merger between two Lille-based football clubs, Sporting Club Fivois and Olympique Lillois, the latter side having claimed the first-ever French League title in 1933. Subsequently, the club would enjoy two successful periods in distinct eras: the first came in the aftermath of World War II, when they secured two league titles and won the French Cup five times between 1946 and 1955. In the years that followed, Les Dogues, beset by financial problems, went through difficult times, suffering relegation to the second division on several occasions and even losing their professional status in 1969. In 1999, the club was privatised and began experiencing success once more, starting with a Ligue 2 BKT in 2000.

Since that promotion, Lille have been a mainstay of the Ligue 1 Uber Eats, winning both the championship and the cup in season 2010/11 and qualifying regularly for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

The club was part of Europa League Group H, alongside AC Milan, Celtic Glasgow and Sparta Prague. On November 5th, 2020, the LOSC defeated AC Milan 3 - 0 at San Siro, with a hat-trick from Yazici. The Rossoneri had never been defeated by such a score in their history in the European Cup. The Dogues succeeded in qualifying for the Round of 32, after finishing at the 2nd position behind AC Milan.

The club has been coached by Christophe Galtier since December 2017, former coach of AS Saint-Etienne between 2009 and 2017.

The LOSC's best result in the Champions League to date remains a quarter final against Manchester United in the 2006/07 season.

The encounters

43 matchs joués

20
Won
14
Drawn
9
Lost
D17 - L1 20/21
December 20th, 2020
0-0
D21 - L1 19/20
January 26th, 2020
0-2
D14 - L1 19/20
November 22th, 2019
2-0

The Parisians against Lille

On November 22nd, 2019, Thomas Tuchel’s men have been receiving the Dogues at Parc des Princes as part of Ligue 1 Uber Eats matchday 14. The Parisians have won 2-0 with goals from Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria. The Red and Blue have defeated them once again 2 - 0 at Pierre Mauroy Stadium, with two goals from Neymar JR. The Brazilian took the opportunity to pay tribute to NBA star Kobe Bryant, who passed away earlier in the evening, by representing the number 24, one of his famous jerseys number.

On December 20th, 2020, their first encounter of the 2020/21 season ended with a 0 - 0 draw at Pierre Mauroy Stadium.

On April 23rd, 2016, Paris Saint-Germain beat Lille 2-1 in the final of the League Cup.

Players to follow

Duel

Angel Di Maria

Offensive player 14/02/1988
Born in Rosario, Argentina, Angel Di Maria has been playing for Paris Saint-Germain since the 2015-16 season. He arrived in Europe at Benfica Lisbon and won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2014, after a final where he was elected Man of the Match. Usually playing on the right wing of the attack, he distinguished himself wherever he played by his ability to make the difference thanks to an extraordinary left foot. An excellent passer, el Fideo is a player of great rendezvous. On April 23rd, 2016, he scored the second goal of the Parisian side against LOSC in the League Cup final, giving victory to the Red and Blue. At the 2018 World Cup, he was eliminated at the Round of 16 with Argentina by Kylian Mbappé's Les Bleus. In that match, he scored a superb left-foot goal.
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Jonathan Bamba

Offensive player 26/03/1996
Born on March 26th, 1996, in Alforville, Jonathan Bamba began his career at ASSE in 2014. In his first season with les Verts, he played in the quarter-finals of the League Cup against Paris Saint-Germain on January 25th, 2015. At the end of the 2017/18 season, he joined LOSC and demonstrated his attacking skills by scoring 14 goals, the team's second highest scorer, just behind Nicolas Pépé. International with Les Bleus since 2011, he plays for the French U-21 team with which he reached the semi-finals at the 2019 European Championship in Armenia.

Pierre Mauroy Stadium

Pierre-Mauroy Stadium is unique, being the only French stadium with a completely retractable roof. A hybrid, multifunctional stadium with a capacity of 48,203, it has provided the stage for major sporting competitions such as EuroBasket 2015 and UEFA EURO 2016, and high-profile cultural events like the North Summer Festival. The arena was officially opened on August 17th, 2012, with a match against Nancy.

261 Boulevard de Tournai
59 650 Villeneuve-d’Ascq
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Practical information
As far as public transport is concerned, two bus lines and two metro lines stop at the stadium, particularly the yellow line (Villeneuve-d’Ascq Hôtel de Ville stop). You can also make your way to the stadium by bicycle; there are 200 bike parking berths available, as well as 15 kilometres of bike paths in the surrounding area. There are also several car parks within the vicinity of the stadium.