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Boufal, Sidibe lift Lille in Ligue 1

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Pin Lilles French defender Djibril Sidibe (L) celebrates with Lilles Moroccan midfielder Mounir Obbadi during the French L1 football match between Lille and Montpellier on October 2, 2015 in Villeneuve dAscq, northern France
Lilles French defender Djibril Sidibe (L) celebrates with Lilles Moroccan midfielder Mounir Obbadi during the French L1 football match between Lille and Montpellier on October 2, 2015 in Villeneuve dAscq, northern France

Boufal, Sidibe lift Lille in Ligue 1

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Lille got a much-needed boost on Friday with Sofiane Boufal and Djibril Sidibe lifting the northerners to a 2-0 win over fellow Ligue 1 strugglers Montpellier.

Moroccan midfielder Boufal, 22, got Lille off the mark two minutes before the break when he converted a penalty with defender Sidibe sealing the much-needed victory after 64 minutes.

Ryad Boudebouz missed a chance to reduce the deficit when the Algerian midfielder fluffed a penalty awarded on 72 minutes for a foul by substitute Quentin Cornette on Montpellier's Sebastien Corchia.

The win provisionally lifts Lille five spots to 11th in the table with just their second win of the season after ten points from nine games.

Montpellier failed to build on last weekend's first win of the season at Lorient and remain in the first relegation spot with four points.

The pressure is increasingly on coach Rolland Courbis, touted to be the first Ligue 1 coach to be sacked this season.

Champions Paris Saint-Germain renew their rivalry with bitter foes Marseille at the Parc des Princes on Sunday as Laurent Blanc's men bid to retain their unbeaten start going into the international break.

PSG have a four-point lead over nearest rivals Saint-Etienne, who travel to Normandy outfit Caen.

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