Canada forward Jonathan David scores late winner for Lille agaist Reims

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PARIS — Canadian forward Jonathan David used his speed to strike in injury-time Sunday as Lille rallied to beat Reims 2-1 in French league play.

Lille (12-2-6) fell behind to winger Arber Zeneli's goal late in the first half.

After Jonathan Bamba hit a fine equalizer shortly after the break, curling in from just outside the penalty area, David was first to the ball after Reims goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic spilled a long-range shot by Portugal's Xeka.

The goal snapped a seven-game scoring drought for the 21-year-old from Ottawa.

The win pushed Lille above Lyon to second place, but Lyon could reclaim the top spot from Paris Saint-Germain by beating Metz later on Sunday.

Elsewhere, a late penalty from midfielder Clement Grenier settled a tight contest and gave fifth-place Rennes a 2-1 win at Brest in the Brittany derby. Brest striker Steve Mounie hit the crossbar with a header in the 89th minute.

Bordeaux winger Hatem Ben Arfa missed the trip to face his former club Nice but it hardly mattered as the visitors won 3-0, with South Korea forward Hwang Ui-jo getting the first goal.

In other games, Strasbourg beat Saint-Etienne 1-0, while Nantes and Lens played to a 1-1 draw.

The game between Lorient and Dijon was postponed because of high number of coronavirus cases in the Lorient squad.

On Saturday, defender Layvin Kurzawa’s goal was just enough to earn PSG a scrappy 1-0 win at Angers.


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