Ligue 1 round-up: Lens rally to beat Clermont 2-1, move 2 points behind PSG

Ligue 1 round-up: Lens rally to beat Clermont 2-1, move 2 points behind PSG

PARIS (AP) — Second-place Lens moved within two points of French league leaders Paris Saint-Germain with a 2-1 win over Clermont on Saturday.

Striker Wesley Said equalized on the hour and midfielder Siko Fofana added a second in the 68th minute, after Claremont had taken a surprise first-half lead.

The Lions have won and lost five consecutive matches just once in 15 league games this season. But the northern side are still unbeaten with PSG. They play on New Year’s Day.

The Lions came close midway through the first half as defender Aledo Seido blocked a shot from midfielder Dewar Machado on the line.

Clermont went ahead in the 38th minute when Ghanaian midfielder Seles Abdul-Samad scored an own goal as Lens failed to deal with a corner.

Later on Saturday, third-placed Rennes were at home to Toulouse.

PSG host Auxerre on Sunday.

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