That's it for today, Ruddy Buquet has blown his whistle and the game is over.
There will be a minimum of 3 min. of added time.
Jonathan Ikone (Lille) produces an inaccurate low pass into the box that is blocked by the one of the defenders. If this pass had slipped through, the ball would have probably ended up in the back of the net.
Nicolas Pepe (Lille) hasn't suffered any serious injury which would see him leave the pitch. He's back in the game now.
Nicolas Pepe (Lille) is asking for medical treatment, but he will have to leave the pitch in order to receive help from the physio.
It's time for a substitution. That's the last involvement from Florent Mollet as he is replaced by Gonzalez Piriz (Montpellier).
Luiz Araujo plays a pass to Nicolas Pepe (Lille), but he fails to get a decent shot away from inside the box and the ball goes high over the bar. The ball is off of the pitch and it's a goal kick for Montpellier.
A yellow card for a tackle by Jose Fonte (Lille). Ruddy Buquet doesn't hesitate at all to make this decision.
Substitution. Rafael Leao makes his way off the pitch and Loic Remy (Lille) comes on as his replacement.
Paul Lasne (Montpellier) picks up a sweet pass and fires one in from distance towards the right side of the goal, but Mike Maignan is alert and makes a decent save.
That was close by Luiz Araujo (Lille)! He receives a pass on the edge of the box and shoots, but the ball goes by a whisker over the crossbar.
Rafael Leao (Lille) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players and Ruddy Buquet blows his whistle for a foul.
A substitution has been made. Xeka goes off and Thiago Maia (Lille) comes on.
OFF THE POST! Nicolas Pepe (Lille) runs towards the goal to give his teammate support. He receives a fantastic pass and shoots from the edge of the box, but it crashes against the left post. It could have been a brilliant goal, unlucky.
Solomon Sambia (Montpellier) collects a brilliant pass inside the box and finds himself in a goal scoring opportunity. He takes a shot, but the effort is well blocked by one of the defending players.
Here is a change. Petar Skuletic is going off and Michel Der Zakarian gives the last tactical orders to Solomon Sambia (Montpellier).
Jeremy Pied (Lille) clips an inviting cross into the box, but there's no one in a position to get on the end of it.
The foul by Daniel Congre (Montpellier) is worthy of a card and a yellow is duly shown by Ruddy Buquet.
Substitution. Luiz Araujo (Lille) in, Jonathan Bamba out.
The ball falls kindly for Petar Skuletic (Montpellier) inside the box and he goes for goal. It's a decent effort but flies just wide of the left post.
CHANCE! Paul Lasne (Montpellier) receives a brilliant pass and finds himself one-on-one with Mike Maignan, who reacts superbly to stop him.
Nicolas Pepe (Lille) attempted to curl the ball over the defensive wall from the free kick, but with no success.
Thiago Mendes links up with Jonathan Ikone (Lille), who fires just wide of the left post from the edge of the box.
Florent Mollet (Montpellier) launches a powerful cross from the corner into the box, but the ball is intercepted by the defender.
Referee Ruddy Buquet blows his whistle to start the second half.
The teams are back out for the second half and here is a change on the pitch. Michel Der Zakarian gives a chance to Paul Lasne (Montpellier) and Mihailo Ristic is off.
The referee blows his whistle for half-time, bringing to a close the first 45 minutes of the match.
The fourth official shows 1 min. of added time.
Ruddy Buquet shows the yellow card to Damien Le Tallec (Montpellier) for a heavy challenge.
Youssouf Kone (Lille) sees a yellow card from Ruddy Buquet after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
Youssouf Kone (Lille) tackles a bit over-zealously and Ruddy Buquet blows for a foul. Montpellier are awarded a free kick. Let's see what they create from this.
Thiago Mendes (Lille) takes the corner which is cleared.
Jose Fonte (Lille) came close to scoring. He connected with a pass inside the box and perhaps should have done better than direct his shot straight at Benjamin Lecomte. Corner kick. Lille will have an opportunity.
Xeka (Lille) is awarded a yellow card for his tackle. He doesn't seem to agree with the decision, but Ruddy Buquet ignores the protests.
Nicolas Pepe (Lille) takes the free kick and unleashes a strong shot from mid-range. Unfortunately for him, the ball curls inches over the crossbar. What a squandered chance!
Ellyes Skhiri (Montpellier) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and left Ruddy Buquet no option but to blow his whistle. Lille are awarded a free kick from a dangerous position.
The Lille players keep the ball and are exchanging a combination of passes. They are waiting for gaps in the defence to open up.
Hilton Hilton (Montpellier) can't expect anything else than a yellow card for his hard tackle. And a yellow it is. Ruddy Buquet didn't think twice about pulling it out of his pocket.
Florent Mollet (Montpellier) puts a cross into the box from the corner but there is no panic from the opposition and they easily clear.
Petar Skuletic (Montpellier) finds enough space to climb high and plants a header way over the bar. What a poor effort.
The referee awards a corner and Florent Mollet (Montpellier) goes over to take it.
Gaetan Laborde (Montpellier) tries to send a pass but it's blocked. Montpellier have been awarded a corner kick.
A through ball from Nicolas Pepe (Lille) fails to reach Jonathan Bamba as one of the defending players reacts brilliantly to intercept the effort. If the pass had been produced a little bit earlier, Jonathan Bamba could have got into a promising position.
The linesman signals that Petar Skuletic (Montpellier) is offside and the referee confirms the decision.
Nicolas Pepe (Lille) collects a pass and has an effort from distance which is blocked.
Thiago Mendes (Lille) whips in the free kick, but one of the defenders comfortably clears the ball away.
Ambroise Oyongo (Montpellier) makes a rough challenge and the referee blows for a foul. A free kick has been awarded to Lille.
Flag goes up against Gaetan Laborde (Montpellier) and the referee blows his whistle for offside.me>>. The referee blows his whistle for offside.
It looks like Jeremy Pied (Lille) saw red with that tackle. Ruddy Buquet won't tolerate such behaviour on the pitch and blows for a foul.
Jonathan Bamba dinks a lofted pass into the path of Nicolas Pepe (Lille) inside the box, but his drive sails a whisker past the left post.
Gaetan Laborde (Montpellier) puts a dangerous cross into the box, but the corner is cleared by the first man.
The first half has started.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Montpellier will have the kick-off.
Today's referee will be Ruddy Buquet.
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