PARIS (AP) – Jonathan David’s early-morning goal was enough for second-in-the-table Lille to emerge 1-0 from their visit to Rennes on Sunday and remain even on points with leaders Paris Saint-Germain.
The Canadian forward scored in the 15th minute, capitalizing on when goalkeeper Romain Salin failed to properly clear a corner kick and the ball landed in front of his feet to hit the back.
After a faltering start to his career with Lille, 21-year-old David now has four league goals.
David overflowed behind Rennes as he averaged the first half and caused a penalty after being brought down by defender Nayef Aguerd.
But referee Eric Wattellier reversed the decision after reviewing the video, which showed David was slightly ahead.
Later, Lyon, third in the standings, visited their classic rival Saint-Etienne.
Hwang Ui-jo reached three goals in two meetings with Bordeaux by scoring a quick double in a 2-1 win at home against Angers. The South Korean forward also scored last week.
The experience of Raymond Domenech, the former France coach, at the helm of Nantes is proving difficult.
After drawing three times in a row, his team lost 2-0 to Metz, who ranks in the middle table, thanks to goals from Belgian forward Aaron Leya Iseka and French midfielder Farid Boulaya.
Also, Reims beat Brest 1-0, while Dijon and Strasbourg drew 1-10.
On Friday PSG defeated Montepellier 4-0 at home with two goals from Kylian Mbappé.