LOSC Lille beat Girondins de Bordeaux 2-0 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in an exciting Ligue 1 encounter on Sunday afternoon.
The match was an ill-tempered contest, with six yellow cards handed out, and in truth, the fiery exchanges between players often detracted from the goalmouth action.
Nolan Roux opened the scoring on 14 minutes when Sofiane Boufal—who delivered a magnificent performance—turned Tiago Ilori inside out before sending a delicious cross onto the head of the towering centre forward.
The on-loan Liverpool defender had an opportunity to make amends soon after, and could have equalised just after 60 minutes when he failed to hit the target from close range.
Vincent Enyeama steadily found himself more and more in demand as the Girondins surged forward and made a sublime save when he tipped an Henri Saivet effort onto the post.
Willy Sagnol might have expected Bordeaux to take something from the match, but they were ultimately left disappointed as the excellent Boufal sent a magnificent ball through to Adama Traore who finished with aplomb.