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Victor Osimhen fails to score as Lille hold Youcef Atal’s Nice

2:51 AM IST 29/09/19
Victor Osimhen
The red-hot striker could not add to his six-goal haul as the Great Danes shared the points with the Eaglets
Victor Osimhen was silenced as Lille forced Nice to a 1-1 draw in Saturday’s Ligue 1 encounter.

Having scored a goal in his last league outing against Strasbourg, the Nigeria international was handed a place in the starting XI by manager Christophe Galtier.

However, he met with strong resistance from Patrick Vieira’s men as he failed to find the net despite boasting four shots at Jean-Pierre Rivere.

Kasper Dolberg put Nice in front after 13 minutes thanks to Arnaud Lusamba’s assist, but Luiz Araujo levelled matters 11 minutes later.

With no further goals in the game, both teams took one point apiece with Lille still chasing their first French top-flight win of the season.

Before his substitution for Loic Remy in the 88th minute, Osimhen made 29 touches, won two aerial battles with an impressive 88.9% passing accuracy.

Defensively, he got one tackle, one interception, three clearances and nine total passes.

Algeria’s Youcef Atal could not get his second goal of the season before he was replaced by Myziane Maolida with just three minutes left to play.

A trip to Stamford Bridge is up next for Lille ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League encounter with Chelsea.