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May 10, 2013 at 7.30pm UK at Stade Lille-Metropole
Lille
3-0
Reims
Payet (49'), Kalou (20', 77')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Hubert Fournier hopes to take advantage of Lille defence

Fournier hopes to take advantage of Lille defence
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Hubert Fournier hopes that Reims can take advantage of Lille's recent defensive frailties.

Reims coach Hubert Fournier hopes that his side can take advantage of a Lille defence that has conceded seven times in two games when the two teams clash on Friday night.

Fournier said that he expects a very tough game but has urged his side to be patient in order to exploit openings that will come their way.

"We will be up against a side doing everything in their power to win," he told Ligue1.com. "Just like us, they need the points, because this is without a doubt their last chance for Europe.

"Garcia will play his best possible side and we will have to try and stop them. We are expecting to do a lot of running because they like to hold onto the ball.

"I think they have one of the best squads in the country, but when you concede seven goals in your last two games, it means something's not right and we will be looking to take advantage of that. We know that they are going to go for it, so they will leave openings. We just have to take the chances that come our way."

The game kicks off at 7.30pm.

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CParis Saint-GermainPSG27222375245168
2Marseille28168441291256
3Rennes28155838241450
4Lille2815493527849
5Reims28101172621541
6Nice2811894138341
7Lyon281171042271540
8Montpellier HSCMontpellier28117103534140
9MonacoMonaco28117104444040
10Angers28116112833-539
11StrasbourgStrasbourg27115113232038
12Bordeaux2891094034637
13NantesNantes28114132831-337
14Brest28810103437-334
15Metz28810102735-834
16Dijon2879122737-1030
17Saint-EtienneSt Etienne2886142945-1630
18Nimes2876152944-1527
RAmiensAmiens28411133150-1923
RToulouse2834212258-3613

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