NANTES, France (AP) — Nolan Roux scored as Lille beat Nantes 1-0 Friday to pull within a point of leader Paris Saint-Germain in the French league.
Roux slid home a low cross from Ronny Rodelin in the 41st minute, although replays showed the Lille striker was just offside.
Lille kept a sixth straight clean sheet to provisionally climb to second place, one point clear of Monaco.
"We're very rigorous. We don't concede goals because everybody contributes," Lille fullback Franck Beria said. "Nolan and Salomon (Kalou) track back well."
The result ended Nantes' four-match winning streak. The promoted side provisionally remained in fourth place, five points off the pace.
On Saturday, it's: Marseille vs. Reims; Bastia vs. Nice; Guingamp vs. Ajaccio; Lorient vs. Sochaux; Toulouse vs. Rennes; and Valenciennes vs. Evian.
On Sunday, PSG visits Saint-Etienne, Monaco hosts Lyon and Montpellier faces Bordeaux.
Lille pressed high up the pitch, managing to prevent Nantes from finding its rhythm and keep striker Filip Djordjevic quiet.
In a first half with very few chances, Lille forward Salomon Kalou created space with a dummy in the 25th but his low shot lacked power to beat goalkeeper Remy Riou. Kalou then set up Roux, whose 18-yard effort sailed wide in the 36th.
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