That's it for today, Mikael Lesage has blown his whistle and the game is over.
Hilton Hilton (Montpellier) sends a long crossfield pass searching out one of his teammates, but his effort comes to nothing and they lose possession.
4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
Michel Der Zakarian has decided to introduce fresh legs, with Souleymane Camara (Montpellier) replacing Damien Le Tallec.
Substitution. Boubakary Soumare (Lille) replaces Jonathan Ikone.
Mikael Lesage interrupts the game for a tactical foul by Daniel Congre (Montpellier).
Mike Maignan can hear the fans clapping for his superb goalkeeping after he magnificently stopped the close-range effort from Florent Mollet (Montpellier). The ball would have probably ended up in the bottom right corner.
That's unlucky! Andy Delort (Montpellier) beautifully controls a pass and from the edge of the box drills a shot in on goal, but it's inadvertently blocked by a defender and cleared.
The resulting corner from Andy Delort (Montpellier) is cleared.
Mikael Lesage shows a yellow card to Ruben Aguilar (Montpellier), who isn't surprised as the tackle was really hard and late.
That's the end of the game for Solomon Sambia, who is replaced by Petar Skuletic (Montpellier).
Thiago Mendes (Lille) puts a cross into the box from the corner but there is no panic from the opposition and they easily clear.
Thiago Mendes (Lille) strikes a volley towards goal from long-range, but one of the defenders blocks his effort. The referee signals a corner kick to Lille.
Thiago Mendes (Lille) launches a cross from the corner, but Benjamin Lecomte is alert to thwart the effort.
We are about to witness a substitution. Rui Fonte (Lille) is replacing Luiz Araujo.
Ruben Aguilar (Montpellier) shoots after receiving a good pass. His effort from the edge of the box goes just wide of the left post.
The resulting corner from Thiago Mendes (Lille) only finds one of the defenders, who heads it out of danger.
Nicolas Pepe (Lille) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away. Lille will take a corner kick.
Daniel Congre (Montpellier) finds some space inside the box to connect with the resulting corner kick. He wallops the ball close to the left post, but it's finally blocked by one of the defenders. Maybe next time.
Florent Mollet (Montpellier) looks like he will be the one to take the corner kick.
It will be a substitution. Jonathan Bamba (Lille) is ready to enter the pitch as Loic Remy walks off.
Florent Mollet (Montpellier) swings in the corner, but it's comfortably cleared away.
The resulting corner from Thiago Mendes (Lille) is cleared by the opposition's defence.
Xeka (Lille) unleashed a powerful long-range strike, but the ball was blocked by a defender on its way. Lille have been awarded a corner kick. The referee and one of his assistants both point at the corner flag.
Florent Mollet (Montpellier) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
Solomon Sambia (Montpellier) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge. The ball is out of play. Montpellier will have a chance to score from a corner.
Zeki Celik (Lille) wastes a good opportunity as his pass into the box is blocked by the defence.
Mikael Lesage shows the yellow card to Daniel Congre (Montpellier) for a heavy challenge.
Xeka (Lille) can't expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Mikael Lesage didn't think twice about pulling it out of his pocket.
The game is interrupted. Xeka (Lille) has violated the rules in the battle for the ball. No protests or gestures are being made as he is quite aware of what he did.
The referee blows his whistle to signal the start of the second half.
That is it for the first half after the referee blows his whistle and the players head to their respective dressing rooms.
1 additional min. will be played.
Thiago Mendes (Lille) floats the ball in from the corner but it's intercepted.
Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier) handles the ball and everyone in the stadium shouts 'handball'.
Xeka (Lille) outbattles the defender to win the ball from the corner, but he can't quite control his header and sends it just wide of the left post.
Thiago Mendes (Lille) will deliver the corner kick.
Loic Remy (Lille) is adjudged offside.
Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Nicolas Pepe (Lille) is thwarted and cleared to safety.
Jonathan Ikone (Lille) fouls his opponent and receives a yellow card from the referee, but he is clearly not happy with the decision.
Thiago Mendes (Lille) commits a rough foul. Mikael Lesage stops the game and makes a call.
A horde of players are waiting inside the penalty area for a cross from the corner, but Florent Mollet (Montpellier) takes it short.
The resulting corner, taken by Florent Mollet (Montpellier), comes to nothing.
Gaetan Laborde (Montpellier) receives a diagonal pass, bursts into the box and shoots towards the left side of the goal. Mike Maignan is well positioned, though, and it's a comfortable save. Montpellier win a corner.
Loic Remy (Lille) latches on to a pin-point through ball, but one of the defending players dispossess him. Brilliant defending.
Thiago Mendes (Lille) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets a head on it and intercepts.
Gaetan Laborde (Montpellier) steps up to take the corner. He launches the ball into the penalty area, but it only finds the head of an opposing player who clears the danger.
The ball finds it way to Damien Le Tallec (Montpellier) inside the box and his first-time shot flies a whisker past the right post.
Florent Mollet (Montpellier) unleashes a shot, but it's well wide of the left-hand post.
The game is interrupted as Gaetan Laborde (Montpellier) is flagged offside.
Damien Le Tallec (Montpellier) takes the corner, but the opposition's defence is ready and clears the ball to safety.
It wasn't the best example of how to strike the ball. Loic Remy (Lille) unleashed a first-time shot from the edge of the box that went high over the crossbar.
Nicolas Pepe (Lille) receives the ball inside the box, reacts quickly and without any problems stabs the ball inside the right post.
Florent Mollet (Montpellier) delivers a poor cross from a free kick as one of the defenders comfortably clears it away.
Lille take a short corner instead of sending the ball into the penalty area.
What a sweet touch by Jonathan Ikone (Lille) after latching on to a fine pass on the edge of the box! He finds some space and unleashes a cannonball towards the roof of the net. The goalkeeper makes a brilliant save, pushing the ball onto the post. Lille get a corner.
The first half has started.
Lille will kick the game off.
Mikael Lesage got the nomination for today's game and will try his best to be a fair judge and not make any mistakes.
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