Paris vs Lens

RC Lens in short

Founded in 1906 under the name Racing Club Lensois, RC Lens is one of the emblematic clubs of Northern France. On 2020-21 Ligue 1, on matchday 1, the club was defeated 2 - 1 by OGC Nice.

The first team is coached by Franck Haise since February 2020 and the departure of Philippe Montanier, former technician of Real Sociedad and Stade Rennais.

The Sang et Or have won 1 Ligue 1 Uber Eats title in 1998 and 1 League Cup in 1999, as well as 4 Ligue 2 BKT titles, the last one in 2009. The club has also participated twice in the group phase of the Champions League, in 1999 and 2003, as well as in a UEFA Cup semi-final in 2000.

One of the most popular clubs in French football.

The encounters

41 matchs joués

16
Won
12
Drawn
13
Lost
D2 - L1 20/21
September 10th, 2020
1-0
D28 - L1 14/15
March 7th, 2015
4-1
D10 - L1 14/15
October 17th, 2015
1-3

The Parisians against Lens

On September 10th, 2020, the Red and Blue were defeated 1 - 0 by RC Lens at Bollaert-Delelis Stadium. The unique goal was scored by Ganago.

Before that, the last confrontation between the two clubs dates back to March 7th, 2015, at Parc des Princes, on behalf of the Ligue 1 Uber Eats. The Red and Blue won 4-1 thanks to goals from Pastore, Matuidi, Ibrahimovic and David Luiz, and a goal from Touzghar.

On March 29th, 2008, the Parisians won 2 - 1 against Lens in the final of the League Cup.

Players to follow

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Presnel Kimpembe

Defender 13/08/1995
Born in Beaumont-sur-Oise in the Paris region, Presnel Kimpembe is a defender player of Paris Saint-Germain. After turning professional in 2014, he stands out in particular for his athletic power, as well as his head play. He scored his first goal with the Red and Blue in the Round of 16 first leg against Manchester United, during the 2018-19 edition of the Champions League. World Champion 2018 alongside Kylian Mbappé and Alphonse Aréola, he was selected for the third game of the group stage against Denmark. On October 17th, 2014, during the match between Paris Saint-Germain and RC Lens, he played his first match with the Red and Blue. For the anecdote, this match was held at the Stade de France, and not at the Bollaert-Delelis stadium, under renovation.
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Florian Sotoca

25/10/1990 Striker
Born on October 25th, 1990, in Narbonne, Florian Sotoca is a striker who has been playing for Racing Club de Lens since the summer of 2019. Arriving from Grenoble Foot 38 where he was captain and top scorer during the 2018-19 season, he was only playing for the Sang et Or his third professional season. On March 9th, 2020, against US Orleans, he scored Racing's only goal from a penalty kick, unknowingly validating the club's rise to Ligue 1 Conforama following the end of the championship. A goal and a precious victory in the uphill race, with Lens overtaking Troyes only on goal difference! He ended the Domino's Ligue 2 season with 8 goals and 4 assists.

Bollaert-Delelis Stadium

The Bollaert-Delelis Stadium is the emblematic enclosure of Racing Club de Lens, where the song of the supporters of the Sang et Or, among the warmest in France, resounds. With a capacity of 38,058 seats, it is one of the largest stadiums in France, ahead of the Allianz Riviera in Nice and the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes. It owes its name to two emblematic figures of Racing: Félix Bollaert and André Delelis.

Avenue Alfred Maes
62 300 Lens
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Practical information
Located in the city centre of Lens, the Bollaert-Delelis Stadium is accessible by public transport via lines 13, 22 and 40, get off at the Bibilothèque or Sous-Préfecture stop. The Lens train station is about ten minutes walk from the stadium. Finally, numerous parking areas are available in the vicinity of the stadium.