Can Anyone Stop Lens’ Unbeaten Run in Ligue 1?

A battling display from saw them secure a 2-0 victory over Reims in the 16th round of , held at Stade Bollaert-Delelis. An intriguing encounter which further cements Lens' recent run of form.

The Battle Unfolded

The began with Reims in control, particularly in the initial half. They created some close opportunities, including a header from Agbadou that hit the post in the 16th minute, and a goal from Daramy that was disallowed due to offside. Nevertheless, the Lens defence, faced with the speed of Reims' Japanese players Ito and Nakamura, held firm.

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Breaking the Deadlock

Despite the pressure, Lens managed to turn the tide, scoring their first goal. The opener came courtesy of Said, who exploited a misunderstanding between Okumu and his goalkeeper to score in the 43rd minute. Intriguingly, this was one of Lens' first two accurate shots of the game.

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Second Half Surge

After the half-time break, the game began to heat up. Ito and Abdelhamid caused some tensions but the control switched hands. A mistake from Reims led to Lens scoring their second goal in the 75th minute. Oscar Cortes was the man to put the ball in the back of the net with a well-executed header, shooting past Diouf.

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The Aftermath

The victory has given Lens a significant boost. They have now gone 11 matches undefeated in Ligue 1 and moved up to the 5th position in the league with 26 points. The situation is less rosy for Reims. This , their 4th in the last 5 matches, sees them slide to 8th in the league standings.

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