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PARIS (AP) — Luis Openda came on as a substitute and scored a hat trick to give Lens a 3-0 win over Toulouse in the French league on Friday, temporarily lifting his team above leaders Paris Saint-Germain. Two points back.

Openda entered the game in the 56th minute and just four minutes later he scored from a cross from close range. The Belgium striker sealed victory in the 86th minute by beating a loose ball in the defender’s area and side-footing home the second goal, before completing his hat-trick in injury time on the right side. to finish with a low shot between the defender’s legs. aspect of the area.

The win gives Lens 30 points from 13 games, three points clear of third-placed Lorient ahead of the weekend’s games. PSG can restore their five-point cushion at the top if they beat Troyes at home on Saturday.

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