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Lille shows flair and resilience to win 3-2 at Nimes

PARIS (AP) Lille showed the attacking flair and resilient qualities befitting a side challenging for second place, winning 3-2 at Nimes on Sunday despite playing most of the French league match with 10 men.

It has been some turnaround for Lille, which is second nearing the halfway point having narrowly avoided relegation last season. The fact it did so was largely down to a career-high 13 league goals from striker Nicolas Pepe.

But the 23-year-old is well set to smash his own record, and took his tally to 12 so far this season with a fine goal midway through the second half. It moves Pepe level with Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe and Nantes striker Emiliano Sala at the top of the French league scoring charts.