After Lotomba was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Jonathan Bamba at the start of the second half, Celik volleyed in Lille’s second goal in the 56th minute as he latched onto a clearance and volleyed in from just outside the box.
If Lille win their final three games against Lens, Saint-Etienne and Angers, they will be champions for the first time since 2011. “Three points, a clean sheet, it’s good,” captain Jose Fonte told broadcaster Canal+. “It was important to win at home because we hadn’t won here for a while, and the battles goes on. We have three difficult games left and we just need to keep fighting.”