Lille supporters gathered at the entrance to the training center to encourage the players in a very big atmosphere, before the derby in Lens, this Friday (9 p.m., 36th day of Ligue 1).
An incandescent atmosphere broke the calm of the Domaine de Luchin this Friday morning. Several hundred Lille supporters gathered at 9 a.m. in front of the entrance to the training center to encourage their players a few hours before the derby on the Lens pitch (9 p.m., 36th day of Ligue 1). The rivalry against the neighbor and the prospect of winning a fourth title in the history of the club had attracted a very large crowd.
Acclaimed Burak Yilmaz
The players were greeted with chants and plenty of smoke as they arrived at the center with a special mention for Burak Yilmaz, the Turkish striker in great form. The latter was acclaimed as he cut through the crowd. The decibels rose again when the coach departed for Lens, located 45 kilometers away.
The vehicle took very long minutes to cut through the crowd and the horizon blocked by the smoke of the smoke bombs. He had to be escorted by law enforcement to clear his way. Enough to build up the pressure before this crucial meeting in the title race. Leader with a point ahead of PSG, Lille has its destiny in hand. If he wins his last three games, Losc will be champion. But the trip to Lens promises to be perilous against a team, currently 5th and in the race for a qualification in the Europa League.
Faced with the enormous support received, Losc issued a statement to warn its supporters. A prefectural decree was decided for this meeting, with a ban for Lensois and Lille supporters from “circulating in the districts of Arras, Béthune and Lens, this Friday from 6 am to midnight”.