Lance continued to put pressure on leaders Paris Saint-Germain by beating Lorient 3-1 on Sunday at the 36th stage of the French Football Championship, awaiting the outcome of the capital team’s match against Auxerre later.
Lens raised his result in second place to 78 points, 3 points behind Saint-Germain.
And Saint-Germain was complacent, tripping over Lance and then beating Auxerre later that day to officially win his eleventh local league title and a unique record he shares with Saint-Étienne.
Yes, and the scenario seemed successful to Saint-Germain, because Lorient opened the scoring in front of Lance through the “Roman Fever” after only 6 minutes.
However, Lance, who is having an exceptional season, managed to equalize with a strike by Florian Sotoka that hit one of Lorient’s defenders and deceived his goalkeeper (20).
Five minutes later, Lens managed to get past Adrian Thomason by exploiting a defensive error before Lens captain Sekou Fofana finally equalized for his team with a third goal with three minutes left in the match.
Lens has won nine of his last ten matches, and the only defeat was against Saint-Germain in particular.